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What Makes a Good Math Teacher?

Feb 7, 2024 | Littleton Blog

Littleton, CO - The instructors at Mathnasium of Littleton are exceptional math educators and outstanding individuals. How do you as a potential consumer know this? First, every individual desiring to work at our center is required to pass two, sometimes ..

The Tutor Paradox

Feb 5, 2024 | Littleton Blog

We published this article way back in 2016 close to our 1 year anniversary. It rings even more true today when many families are looking to outside help for their children in math and other subjects due to the wide discrepancies in how teaching occurred d..

Finger Counting: A Great Tool or a Hindering Habit

Jan 19, 2024 | Littleton Blog

People are born with a great counting tool right on their own body. Fingers are great for young children first learning to count, add, and subtract. Neuroscientists and educators agree that children who learn to use their fingers as a mathematical tool in..

Why Not Stand Out at School?

Jan 7, 2024 | Littleton Blog

Why would you choose to blend in at school and in life when you can succeed with distinction? Let Mathnasium of Littleton help nurture your child's natural love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related fields of study. Stu..

Fun Card Games to Reinforce Math Skills

Dec 7, 2023 | Littleton Blog

School will be out soon and kids will be looking for ways to fill the 1,208 hours of free time. How can you have fun with your kids and at the same time support their learning? Try these card games to reinforce mental math skills and numerical fluency. Th..

3 Benefits of Mental Math

Dec 6, 2023 | Littleton Blog

Mental math refers to doing math calculations in your head without the use of tools such as calculators, pen and paper, or abacus. Mental math helps us function in our daily lives in situations such as: Shopping – adding tax or figuring out a sale pri..

Math Movies: Use These to Reignite an Awe for Math

Dec 6, 2023 | Littleton Blog

We all remember some classic math movies from the past, such as A Beautiful Mind and Good Will Hunting. There have even been some more recent ones like 21 and The Imitation Game, which show the real-life applications of math - both the admirable applicati..

Why Does Mathnasium of Littleton Love Math Games

Aug 19, 2023 | Littleton Blog

Part of the answer to that question is obvious. As a math instruction center, everything we do is centered on math. Really the question is… What benefits do games have over other instructional strategies? Games are inherently motivating. Invite ..