# Number Sense Blog

## Mathnasium

### Word Problem Wednesday: Weights, Measures, And A Very Heavy Snowman

Oct 17, 2018

ðŸŽµDo you want to build a snowman?ðŸŽ¶ Exactly how big (or heavy) a snowman do you think you could make? In this weekâ€™s word problem challenge, Anna...

Oct 10, 2018

Who doesnâ€™t love chocolate chip cookies? And the more chocolate chips the better, right? This weekâ€™s word problem challenge uses cookies to...

### Mary Poppins Math and Music: The Chimney Sweep Equation

Oct 8, 2018

(Promotional poster for Mary Poppins Returns, Disney, Dec. 2018)

### Word Problem Wednesday: Grocery Budget Math

Oct 3, 2018

What do you like to buy when you go to the store? When youâ€™re shopping on a budget you have to think carefully about what youâ€™re going to put in...

### How to Tell if Your Child is Stressed in School

Oct 2, 2018

Students arenâ€™t always forthcoming about problems theyâ€™re having in school. The reasons why kids stay silent about it are many and varied: The...

### Celebrating 60 Years Of NASA

Oct 1, 2018

Sixty years ago, on October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as we know it was established and our world was...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Help For Kids Andâ€¦ Droids!

Sep 26, 2018

(Image courtesy of LucasFilm.)

Q: Why did the droid cross the road? A: To get to the Dark Side! Droids on the Dark Side? Yikes! In this weekâ€™s...

### Five Movies (or Books) to Encourage a Love of Math

Sep 24, 2018

Enjoying movies together is a favorite family activity, and if those movies incorporate math in an interesting and engaging way, all the better! ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza, Fractions, and Conversion Math

Sep 19, 2018

Pepperoni...mushrooms...ham and pineappleâ€¦ No matter what your preferred toppings, I think we can all agree that sometimes pizza is a necessity!...

### Meteorology: Sunny with a 100% Chance of Math

Sep 17, 2018

As a young equestrian, Danielle Gersh became obsessed with how the weather affected her horses. Will the temperature dip low enough so that...

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