# Number Sense Blog

Dec 20, 2017

Q: How do elderly gingerbread people walk around?A: With candy canes!

### Math in the Real World: Counting

Dec 19, 2017

Math is everywhere in our lives! Kids sometimes think that math only exists in math class, but parents know that we do math every day, in a number...

### Math in the Competitive Global Job Market

Dec 18, 2017

Students often wonder when they're going to use their school subjects in real life. Some say they're not going to enter math-related fields and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Weights and Measures

Dec 13, 2017

When it comes to math challenges, sometimes you have to think outside the box, but for this week’s word problem challenge, we want you to think...

### My Colorful Summer Math Activity

Jun 1, 2017

Summer vibes are in the air, and we're celebrating all the vibrant colors that come with sunny days! Grab your favorite coloring supplies (and...

### Summer Math Programs Help Kids Avoid Learning Loss

May 13, 2017

Incorporating consistent, enjoyable, and meaningful opportunities for math learning into your family’s summer agenda could benefit your kids...

May 9, 2017

### Spring Activity - Math Takes Root!

Apr 1, 2017

Have you gone shopping this week? Thought about your favorite baseball player's batting average? Baked a cake? If so, you've been doing MATH!

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### Math Help for Students: Study Tips for Math Tests

Mar 31, 2017

Many students come to Mathnasium nervous about math tests. We’d like to share a handful of our study tips to help you tackle each test...

### Getting Past Counting on Fingers and Toes

Jan 17, 2017

When very young children first learn how to count, they use their fingers as manipulatives (physical objects used to teach math concepts).

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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.