Number Sense Blog

DIY TriMathlon: Smarties Magic Squares

Jan 7, 2015

  Were you unable to attend our 4th Annual TriMathlon? Do you still want your child to join in the TriMathlon challenge fun? Today we'll share another fun and challenging TriMathlon exercise, Magic Squares, from one of our sponsors, Smarties. ...

Friday Fun: Number Nonsense - Perfect Numbers

Jan 30, 2015

Happy Friday! In this week's Number NonSense cartoon, we explore perfect numbers. 

Friday Fun: Number NonSense - Fractions & Cake

Jan 9, 2015

Make sure you have a strong handle on fractions so you can always get the biggest slice of cake! 

Friday Fun: Number NonSense - Changing a Dollar

Jan 16, 2015

  In this week's Number NonSense cartoon, find out how many ways you can change a dollar!

Math Heroes: Einstein's Miracle Year

Jan 21, 2015

    Now here's an inspiring Math Hero story from TEDEd! Albert Einstein was considered a "failed" academic before he developed theories that radically changed our understanding of the universe. Check out this video on Einstein's "Miracle ...

Number NonSense: The Möbius Strip

Jan 23, 2015

Happy Friday! In this week's Number NonSense cartoon, we explore the Möbius Strip, discovered by August Möbius in the mid-1800's. Find out how to make your own Möbius Strip!

Super Bowl Problem Set

Jan 28, 2015

NFL Super Bowl XLIX is coming up this Sunday, so it’s time to warm up with some football themed math problems!   Lower Elementary: Question: Kelsey bought a pack of 92 foam fingers to root for the New England Patriots. She passed out half...

Happy e Day!

Feb 7, 2015

February 7th is e Day! While not as famous as Pi Day, e Day celebrates the mathematical constant e, which has a wide range of mathematical applications. Here's a bit of background on e and why it's worthy of celebration! As the history of mathe...

National Pizza Day Problem Set

Feb 9, 2015

  It's National Pizza Day! We're celebrating with some fun pizza word problems. Mmmm....who's hungry?   Lower Elementary Question: Mark, Scott, and Christian ordered an extra-large pepperoni pizza. Mark and Christian both had 3 slice...

Math in Action: How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?

Feb 4, 2015

GPS location apps on a smartphone can pinpoint where you are and offer you directions to your school, find the nearest place to get a haircut, and tell you what the weather is in your neck of the woods, among many other cool features. But how does...

Finish the School Year Strong!

Feb 12, 2015

  With only a few months left in the school year, it’s time to focus on math improvement to ensure your child finishes the year strong! Here are a few tips for making sure those final grades exceed expectations.   Identify Troublesome ...

How To Throw Your Own Pi Day Party

Feb 28, 2015

  Here at Mathnasium, our love for math is like pi – irrational, constant, and infinite in scope. This year we're celebrating a truly exciting once-in-a-century Super Pi Day! On March 14th, 2015 at 9:26:53 a.m./p.m. Pi will be displayed to 1...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! We want to share our love for math and our Mathnasium family today with a fun Valentine's Day problem! Can you solve it? Billy buys a box of chocolates to give to his secret admirer. Half of the chocolates are milk chocol...

Introducing Operation Mathlete!

Feb 19, 2015

  We're so excited to announce the launch of Operation Mathlete, a new educational YouTube series hosted by our very own Larry Martinek! The show pits three students, each struggling in math, against themselves and each other in a series of fun...

Operation Mathlete: Meet Max

Feb 23, 2015

  The first episode of Operation Mathlete premieres this Friday, 2/27. Let's get ready by meeting Max, one of our Mathletes!     Watch from the beginning: Subscribe to Operation Mathlete on YouTube today! htt...

Operation Mathlete: Meet Shana

Feb 24, 2015

  The first episode of Operation Mathlete premieres this Friday, 2/27. Shana is ready for the ‪competition to begin! Get to know her in this bio video.   Watch from the beginning: Subscribe to Operation Mathlete...

Operation Mathlete: Meet Sky

Feb 25, 2015

  Let's get to know Sky before she competes in ‪Operation Mathlete. Episode 1 airs Friday - are you ready?   Watch from the beginning: Subscribe to Operation Mathlete on YouTube today! F...

Operation Mathlete Episode 01: "Initiation"

Feb 27, 2015

  The first episode of Operation Mathlete is live! In this episode, "Initiation," host Larry Martinek gets to know our contestants. Each competitor goes through a math assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses prior to the first challenge...

Pi Day Showdown: Pi vs. e

Mar 9, 2015

Two mathematical constants. One bitter rivalry. Things are about to get irrational. Pi Day (3/14) and e Day (2/7) celebrate two very important mathematical constants. But Pi gets much more attention on his big day, and e has finally had enough!...

Operation Mathlete Episode 02: "Patterns Challenge"

Mar 13, 2015

This week's Operation Mathlete challenge is live! Watch Max, Shana and Sky compete in the Patterns event. Who will win? Tune in and find out! Watch from the beginning: Subscribe to Operation Mathlete on YouTube today!...

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