# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Casting Light On Elementary School Math

May 1, 2019

Q: What’s bigger than you but doesn’t weigh anything?A: Your shadow!We don’t mean to be shady, but lean in and listen up, because we have a...

### 10 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide and Keep Math Skills Sharp

Apr 29, 2019

While summer is the time for fun in the sun, it’s also when your child’s math knowledge is in danger of slipping away. On average, students lose...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Counting Cookies

Apr 24, 2019

Get ready, because this week’s word problem challenge is sweet! If your tutor for math brings up cookies as part of your math help you know the...

### How Changing Your Attitude Helps Overcome Your Child’s Math Anxiety

Apr 22, 2019

Before we can help our children overcome math anxiety, we must first address any negative feelings that we, as parents, have on the subject. If...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Logic Machines

Apr 17, 2019

First A, then B, then C. It’s so comforting when events follow a logical progression, and this logic is a wonderfully mathematical concept. Any...

### Word Problem Wednesday: When Life Gives You Oranges, Make Math Problems!

Apr 10, 2019

The best way to start your day is with a good dose of vitamin C and boosted math skills! We wish we could say that our math learning centers...

### Celebrate Mathematics And Statistics Awareness Month This April!

Apr 8, 2019

How do you feel about math? Many people say they either love or hate math, with no middle ground. They think if they aren’t really good at it then...

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

Mar 27, 2019

“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?...

### 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...

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