Number Sense Blog

Word Problem Wednesday: Spin the Wheel, Win a Prize!

May 31, 2017

Step right up boys and girls! Step right up for a fun math challenge, because this week’s Word Problem has our heads spinning! Give it a try for yourself. A spinning prize wheel has four different varieties of prizes. 40% of the prizes are...

Word Problem Wednesday: Campfire Math

May 24, 2017

What do you like to do over summer vacation? We think summer vacations are perfect for swimming at the beach, riding extra-tall rollercoasters and laying in the grass as clouds roll by. One of our favorite activities is going camping—and e...

Word Problem Wednesday: How Long is a Goldfish?

May 17, 2017

There’s something fishy about this week’s word problem—jump on in and give it a try (the water’s fine)!  Terry has a goldfish that is 3¼ inches long. Margot has a goldfish that is 3.3 inches long. Who has the bigger goldfish? Take a min...

Word Problem Wednesday: See Spot Jump!

May 10, 2017

See Spot run. See Spot jump. See Spot featured in this week’s word problem! We use math in all sorts of unexpected ways—even in dog training! Can you solve this week’s “doggone great” Word Problem Wednesday? Give it a try and check the sol...

“A Good Teacher is a Good Teacher for Anything that They Know”

May 9, 2017

Mathnasium’s Chief Educational Officer Larry Martinek appreciates great teachers! Larry is a teacher himself, having taught math for almost 30 years in L.A. City schools before co-founding Mathnasium in 2002. After all those years spent in th...

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