# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Wake Up Call for Elementary School Math Skills

Mar 7, 2018

If a rooster crowing wakes you up with the sun, when does a duck wake you up?Answer: At the “quack” of dawn!

### Catching Up with Talya Rejtman, 2017 "Instructor of the Year"

Mar 5, 2018

Being a Mathnasium instructor changed Talya Rejtman’s life forever. Not because she was voted Mathnasium’s 2017 “Instructor of the Year,” although...

### Practice "Math In The Real World" With This Fun Subtraction Activity!

Mar 1, 2018

Parents, you know how important it is to read with your kids every day, but did you know that it's just as important to "math" with your kids...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Using Math Skills In Science Fair Projects

Feb 28, 2018

What goes into making award-winning science fair projects? Why MATH, of course! Math is a key component of all science fair projects....

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Skills And Career Opportunities

Feb 21, 2018

A strong math foundation nurtures problem solving skills that will last a lifetime, skills that not only lead to improved math grades in school...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Extend Your Reach

Feb 14, 2018

Hey,  problem solvers!  This week’s Word Problem Wednesday is going to help you extend your reach.  Put your math skills to the test in today’s...

### Artist Hillel Smith: Using Math to Create Art

Feb 12, 2018

Every single day, Hillel Smith uses math to create art. It’s not “fractal art” or computer-driven design. He simply needs math to produce the...

### 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...

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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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