*“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”*Do you remember which of the 3 little pigs’ house was the one that did NOT blow down?...

# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

Mar 27, 2019

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice With Amazing Ants

Mar 20, 2019

Did you know that an ant can carry 50 times its own body weight? Or that ants (especially queen ants) live longer than any other insect? Ants are...

### On March 14 (And Every Day) Here’s Why We Should Care About Pi

Mar 14, 2019

Why should we care about pi? The number 3.14… may be irrational, but it can be found all over the natural world. It appears everywhere there's a...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Stan And The Computer Scan

Mar 13, 2019

Q: Why did the computer keep sneezing?A: It had a virus! All joking aside, if you use a computer, you are directly benefiting from math in action!...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Great Mathnasium Baking Show!

Mar 6, 2019

One of the most common “real world math” applications is in cooking and baking. Recipes require a lot of mathematical knowledge, especially if...

### Celebrate The Most Famous Number With Our March Math Activity

Mar 1, 2019

March is perhaps our favorite month of the year, because it's the month we celebrate Pi Day! Based on the infinite, irrational number used to...

### The Myth of the Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained Person

Feb 28, 2019

Many believe that to be good in mathematics you need to be left-brained, or a logical and analytical thinker. Whereas if you’re right-brained, or...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Mathematical, Musical Mind Puzzle

Feb 27, 2019

We have quite the fun brain twister in this week’s word problem challenge! This musical mind puzzle offers great math help for kids as it...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Platypus Math Challenge!

Feb 20, 2019

What do you get when you cross a platypus and a long division problem?*A mathypus.* We know a platypus won’t be looking for math help for kids, but...