# Number Sense Blog

### 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...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Problem-Solving and Paranormal Activity

Aug 22, 2018

(Ghostbusters image courtesy of Columbia Pictures.)

### For Celebrated Jazz Artist, Vijay Iyer, Math Drives Musical Innovation

Aug 20, 2018

Photo: Lynne Harty

You don’t have to understand math in order to make great music, but it helps. Music is intrinsically mathematical, and the two...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Social Media And Middle School Math

Aug 15, 2018

We use social media for so many things: Staying connected with family and friends, sharing what’s going on in our lives, following companies and...

### How To Choose the Right Calculator (If Any) for Your Child

Aug 13, 2018

Does your child need a calculator for school this year? If so, what kind?  Some of our recommendations may surprise you.

### Word Problem Wednesday: Parties, Balloons, and Elementary Math Skills

Aug 8, 2018

Did you know that helium balloons have been used on other planets? That’s right! The Russian space probes Vega 1 and Vega 2 used helium balloons...

Aug 1, 2018

### "Numerical Fluency" vs. Memorizing "Number Facts"

Jul 30, 2018

We want to introduce the importance of “numerical fluency” and learning basic “number facts.”

Picture this scenario. A teacher asks a classroom,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Teamwork, Robots, and Elementary Math

Jul 25, 2018

Q: What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?A: A Trans-Farmer!We live in the age of technology: cell phones, televisions, computers,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Campfires, Marshmallows, and Middle-School Math

Jul 18, 2018

What’s your favorite campfire food? Here at Mathnasium we’re partial s’mores. Not just because they taste soooo delicious, or because they’re...

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### Favorites

Bedtime Math: http://bedtimemath.org/

National PTA: http://www.pta.org/

NCTM: http://www.nctm.org/

Numberphile: http://www.numberphile.com/

PTO Today: http://www.ptotoday.com/

STEM Connector: http://blog.stemconnector.org/

Before I came to Mathnasium, I could sum up everything I felt about math in one word: 'EVIL!' I hated math. ... Mathnasium has been my safe haven. They truly have shown me the light when it came to addressing my fear and provided me with the tools that I need to rebuild my prior knowledge so that I won't forget it. Math is no longer a subject I shy away from but it is a subject I can boldly accept and understand.