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Word Problem Wednesday: The Math-Music Connection

Sep 26, 2017 | Davis Blog

  By Mathnasium    The next time you listen to music, think about the mathematics that goes into making it. Rhythms, patterns, harmony, scales...all of this and more are mathematical components go into making music the beautiful, emotio..

For Math Success, a Can-Do Attitude Is Key

Sep 26, 2017 | Davis Blog

By Damaris     Parents, if there’s one golden nugget of math advice we can pass along to help you set your family up for math success, this Washington Post op-ed by Petra Bonfert-Taylor sums it up:  Stop ..

Word Problem Wednesday: Math Meets History

Sep 17, 2017 | Davis Blog

  Did you know that George Washington was the only American president to be unanimously elected? Or that in early presidential elections the winner would become president and the loser became vice president? History is full of interesting st..

Word Problem Wednesday: Back to School Shopping

Sep 10, 2017 | Davis Blog

  One of the most common questions asked in math classes is “When am I ever going to need this?” The fact is, we use math every day, in ways we don’t always think about, including cooking, measuring, telling time, and of co..

Do You Do Math With Your Child?

Sep 10, 2017 | Davis Blog

By Larry | Added Jan 5, 2015       Most parents are eager to help their children do well in school, but they’re not giving them the tools necessary for success in their math classes. Parents play a huge role in instilling the number se..

Word Problem Wednesday: Birthday Math

Aug 23, 2017 | Davis Blog

    How old are you? If you know when your birthday is then you know your basic age, but do you know your more exact age? When is your half-birthday? (It’s the day of the year that is exactly 6 months from your birthday..

Ask Larry: Math and the Left-Brained Misconception

Aug 23, 2017 | Davis Blog

Dear Larry, No matter how hard I work to improve my grades in math, I just can’t seem to understand it. I’m a right-brained creative person, and I don’t think my brain is wired to understand math. What advice can you give so..

Word Problem Wednesday: Running Time!

Jun 30, 2017 | Davis Blog

Put on your running shoes and your thinking caps mathletes, because this week’s word problem is a real mental workout! But wait, don’t run away! Use your everyday math skills to figure out this challenge, and remember to take your time and don..

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