# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Help For Kids And… 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 week’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 pineapple… 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...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Time Travel is Elementary When You Understand the Math

Sep 12, 2018

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” ―Tennessee WilliamsWhere—or rather, WHEN—would you go if you could travel through time? This...

### “Why Do I Need To Learn This?” The Benefits of Word Problems

Sep 10, 2018

As kids go through the various levels of math in school, there’s always one constant: Word problems. Whether students are learning addition and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Multiplication, Division, and Homework Help

Sep 5, 2018

Now that school is back in session it’s time to think about studying, homework, and time management. Have you been doing your homework on a daily...

### Math Activity: Origami Fortune Teller!

Aug 31, 2018

What is your math fortune? Will the dog eat your homework or will you master a difficult math concept? Now you can have a peek at your possible...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Population and Percent In The Land of Oz

Aug 29, 2018

Would you ever want to live in Oz? We think it might be pretty interesting to land in this amazing, magical world! In this week’s word problem...

### The Mathnasium Experience is Transformative

Aug 27, 2018

Although we rarely publish articles from an individual perspective, we thought you’d appreciate this piece from Chief Instructional Officer Larry...

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