Number Sense Blog

It's a Wrap: TriMathlon 2015!

Nov 4, 2015

Final scores are in for the Fifth Annual Mathnasium TriMathlon—Mathnasium’s annual elementary school (grades 2 to 5) math event held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers across the US and Canada! We think we can all agree ...

Word Problem Wednesday - Report Card Edition

Nov 4, 2015

As report cards for the first half of the fall semester make their way home, here's a report card-themed word problem! A grade point average is calculated using points. An A is worth 4 points, a B is worth 3 points, a C is worth 2 points, a D i...

Thanksgiving + Math + Crafts = FUN!

Nov 5, 2015

As temperatures continue to drop and the Thanksgiving countdown begins, we know that a lot of you are likely looking for engaging, child-friendly indoor activities to keep your kids amused. We’ve got you covered with designer, teacher, and blogger...

It's National Nachos Day!

Nov 6, 2015

(Via http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2009/02/08/) November 6 is National Nachos Day, which means it’s a great time to share one of our favorite cartoons. Sink your teeth into some FoxTrot fibonachos! FoxTrot cartoonist Bill Amend has a degre...

A Different Kind of Pie

Nov 9, 2015

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it isn’t surprising that we’ve been thinking a lot about pie lately, and by extension—you guessed it—pie charts! When conducting a survey, presenting your data (your results, the information you collected) visuall...

A Very Juicy Word Problem

Nov 10, 2015

Today’s word problem is our little homage to a school cafeteria favorite—the juice carton! Give it a try—we’ll update this article with the answer tomorrow. A cafeteria has three different kinds of juice cartons. 1/6 of the juice cartons contai...

Veterans - We Salute You!

Nov 11, 2015

On Veterans Day, we’d like to express our gratitude to all military veterans for their service, admirable courage, and steadfast tenacity. Thank you!

NASA's Hiring Astronauts; Internet Goes Nuts

Nov 12, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, here’s some news that kicked long-buried childhood dreams into gear and sent our space-and-math-loving hearts aflutter: starting December 17, 2015, NASA’s accepting job applications for astronauts! This is the fir...

This December, Join the Celebration With Holiday Bingo!

Dec 1, 2015

This holiday season, gather with your family for a rousing game of Holiday Bingo! Download and print out our Holiday Bingo Card, and complete your choice of the activities listed. Get five in a row and bring into Mathnasium in December for a fun a...

Spread the Love: November 13 is World Kindness Day!

Nov 13, 2015

(Image via Bunnicula on Flickr) In the spirit of World Kindness Day, today's word problem celebrates how one positive act has the power to inspire many more. Give it a try; we'll update this article on Monday with the answer! You write two p...

A Very Interesting Shape

Nov 17, 2015

(Image: Möbius Strip II (Red Ants), by M.C. Escher, 1964, via Flickr) November 17 marks the birthday of German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (November 17, 1790 – September 26, 1868), which means it’s the perfect time to wax poetic about...

"Woof" Problem Wednesday!

Nov 18, 2015

We don't know about you, but there's something about wagging tails and soulful puppy eyes that makes our hearts grow soft... hence today's doggie-themed word problem featuring some very hungry dogs! Give it a try—we'll update this article with the...

The Home Stretch: Four Ways to Keep Your Child Motivated

Nov 19, 2015

There are only a few weeks left until the end of the fall semester and winter break is on the horizon! However, there’s a strong chance that young learners’ motivation levels may be dropping along with the temperature in anticipation of downtime a...

Focus by Design: Your Child's Study Space

Nov 20, 2015

As your child settles in for a productive evening of homework and studying, does he or she have a study space that promotes mental efficiency and focus? Here are some suggestions for structuring a home study area that nips distraction-related frus...

What Is the Fibonacci Sequence... and What Is it Doing in our Broccoli?

Nov 23, 2015

(Image: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons) Happy Monday! Today, we’re celebrating one of our favorite math holidays—Fibonacci Day! Allow us to explain… A number sequence is an ordered list of numbers defined by a rule or function—the numb...

The Great Mathnasium Gratitude List!

Nov 25, 2015

As we get ready to take some time off work and gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving, we’d like to take a minute to share what we’re thankful for here at Mathnasium HQ. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving full of infinite love, lau...

Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers - The 2015 Edition

Nov 30, 2015

We're one day away from December, and it's safe to say that the holiday season is officially here! We’ve trawled the Internet for the coolest math gifts around. Stumped for ideas? Relax—we got you covered! For your one-and-only: You’re ...

It's a Thanksgiving Word Problem Giveaway!

Nov 24, 2015

(Image via Satya Murthy on Flickr) We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a word problem giveaway! Solve our two Thanksgiving problems below and send in your answers to ilovemath@mathnasium.com for a chance to win an awesome Mathnasium prize ...

Mathnasium and the Holidays!

Dec 4, 2015

It's official: Mathnasium centers are absolutely awash in holiday spirit! At Mathnasium of Brandon, FL, fun and festive holiday decor brings big smiles and warm fuzzies to students, parents, and staff. We're especially loving the little math-theme...

Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

Dec 8, 2015

(Image: Ilya via Flickr) Winter break is almost here! If you're spending the holiday season traveling outside the United States, or visiting the United States from somewhere else, you'll probably have to make some adjustments on how you view te...

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