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Math is Key to Future Success

Feb 4, 2022 | Sammamish Blog

  Our children’s long-term success depends on their ability to compete and collaborate with people around the world. There is one language they will all need to use, and it’s not English: It’s math. Unfortunately, the difference between U.S..

#MathTricks: Divisibility

Dec 9, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

To test if a number is divisible by 11, follow the general rule: the difference of the sum of alternating digits can be divided by 11.   To determine if the number 2,728 is divisible by 11, find the difference of the ..

Summer Is the Season

Jul 8, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

Spring is the season of new beginnings. When flowers start to bloom, trees shake off the doldrums of winter and turn green, animals awaken from their winter slumbers and the earth seems to spring back to life (see what we did there?). Even in a yea..

Math Learning Games for the Road

May 4, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

  Improve your family travel with a few fun and engaging kids math learning games. These are great as kids' car games, airplane games, or train games! Kids who get bored while traveling often start bickering or complaining, making every..

Word Problem: How Much, How Many?

Apr 20, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

“How many clothes can I fit into my suitcase?” “How far can we get on a gallon of gas?” These are the types of questions we ask ourselves all the time, but may not realize that we can arrive at the answers by using math! This week’s word pr..

Math Skills Build Life Skills

Apr 12, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

Using Math to Improve Important Life Skills On the surface, math may seem like it’s all about numbers and formulas. However, this versatile subject is about much more than just counting, adding, and subtracting. Discover why math is more than numbers, ..

Word Problems: Measuring Up

Apr 10, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

Measuring allows us to find out the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something. And we use our abilities to measure in a lot of different ways. From figuring out what size of clothes we should wear — to buying the right sized couch for o..

A Summer Opportunity

Apr 2, 2021 | Sammamish Blog

It is no secret that many students are struggling due to school disruption during the pandemic. Standardized test scores are down[1], motivation levels are slipping worldwide[2,3], and even those earning A's may not be getting the depth of understanding t..

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