# Number Sense Blog

### Choose the Right Summer Math Program for Your Child

Apr 9, 2018

When summer hits, academic skills start to slip. In fact, studies show that children lose as much as three months of their math skills over the...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Grow Your Everyday Math Skills

Apr 3, 2018

Q: Why did the gardener plant light bulbs?A: Because she wanted to grow a power plant!

### "Put Things In Order" Foundational Math Activity For Kids And Family

Apr 2, 2018

Putting things in order is one of the first foundational math concepts kids begin to understand. Smallest to largest, youngest to oldest, shortest...

### Yippee! April is Math and Stats Awareness Month!

Apr 2, 2018

Calling math enthusiasts everywhere! April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Now's the time to increase the understanding and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Science-Fiction Fun With Math

Mar 28, 2018

If you had a time machine, when in history--or into the future--would you go? It’s fun to think about what we might do with time travel, but even...

### Making Monsters Move with Math: Technical Director David Kim

Mar 26, 2018

You’re in 4th grade, dreaming about what you want to do when you grow up. What could possibly be cooler, you think, than bringing the characters...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice Is Just Peachy

Mar 21, 2018

“There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't even started wondering about yet.”   ―Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach...

### Why Summer Camp and Math Programs are a Great Pair

Mar 19, 2018

Summer is just around the corner. Do you know what your kids will be doing? While kids may dream of days filled with swimming, ice cream, and too...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Mar 14, 2018

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras

Math and music go hand in hand, even...

### "Wholes and Parts" (Number Sense Series, Part 2)

Mar 13, 2018

Number Sense is the ability to appreciate the size and scale of numbers in the context of the question at hand. Three elements establish Number...

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

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

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

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