# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Foundational Math Skills At The Amusement Park

Feb 7, 2018

Life is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, but you can always count on math to give you a smooth ride! In this week’s word problem...

### When Should Kids Start Learning Math?

Feb 5, 2018

Math is more than just addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Most math skills are so intuitive to adults that you might not even...

### Share Your Love Of Math! Valentine's Day Math Activity

Feb 1, 2018

Math, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Turn Up The Heat on Everyday Math Skills

Jan 31, 2018

Do you have sweet everyday math skills? Then it’s time to turn up the heat to practice and improve! Don’t sweat it, take your time to think it...

### Why “Number Sense” Is the Beginning of All Math Ability

Jan 29, 2018

Ever hear your child or another student talk about math class and say, “That stuff doesn’t make sense to me!”? That’s pretty typical, and it’s...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Photography, Fractions and Percents

Jan 24, 2018

Strike a pose for math improvement! This week’s word problem Wednesday is about a flash sale that would make anybody snap to attention! The...

### Sofia Kovalevskaya: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Give Up on Math

Jan 22, 2018

“It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.”  -Sofia Kovalevskaya

We don’t often think of math as something that’s...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Raffle Tickets and Real World Math

Jan 17, 2018

Happy Word Problem Wednesday, math fans! A little bit of practice every day keeps those math muscles strong. We’re here to help wit h a...

### The Student Becomes the Teacher

Jan 16, 2018

Former Mathnasium Student Becomes Learning Center Owner at Age 22

As a kid, math was tough for Anup. It’s not that he didn’t understand the...

### Improve Your Child's Math Skills With Real World Practice & Activity

Jan 12, 2018

Math is something you should do every day, regardless of whether you're 1, 21, or 100. Whether you're balancing your checkbook, measuring...

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