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    Word Problem Wednesday: The Birthday Candle Challenge

    Word Problem Wednesday: The Birthday Candle Challenge

    Dec 26, 2018

    🎵 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... 🎵How old is Barb? Sometimes it’s just not proper to ask someone how old they are. Luckily, we...




    Archeologist, Anthropologist...Crime Fighter?

    Archeologist, Anthropologist...Crime Fighter?

    Dec 20, 2018

     Jeffrey Brantingham’s predictive policing software helps protect one out of every 33 people in the U.S.

    (UCLA Anthropologist P. Jeffrey...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Figure Out The Math Of Falling Leaves

    Word Problem Wednesday: Figure Out The Math Of Falling Leaves

    Dec 19, 2018

    Q: What did the little tree say to the bully tree?A: Leaf me alone.If that joke doesn’t grow on you, keep reading, we have a challenge that’s so...




    Great Gifts For Math Lovers Or Math Teachers

    Great Gifts For Math Lovers Or Math Teachers

    Dec 13, 2018

    Worried about finding the perfect gift for the math-lover in your life? Never fear, we’ve got you covered! The following gifts range from clothing...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Apple Picking To Keep Your Math Brain Healthy

    Word Problem Wednesday: Apple Picking To Keep Your Math Brain Healthy

    Dec 12, 2018

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”

    Just as eating good food every day keeps your body healthy, doing a little bit of math every day keeps...




    Three Life Hacks for Families Using the Mathematics of Sleep

    Three Life Hacks for Families Using the Mathematics of Sleep

    Dec 6, 2018

    If your kids seem cranky or distracted when doing homework, think about their sleep habits. Just as their bodies need sleep to be healthy, their...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Exercise Your Math Muscle Regularly!

    Word Problem Wednesday: Exercise Your Math Muscle Regularly!

    Dec 5, 2018

    Do you play an instrument or a sport? How long to you spend practicing each week? Any skill is like a muscle, and should be exercised...




    December Math Activity: Sugar Cookies And Pretend Snow

    December Math Activity: Sugar Cookies And Pretend Snow

    Nov 30, 2018

     

    What are two staples of the holiday season? Why, snow and cookies, of course! With the Mathnasium December math activities your family can have...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Cooking Math And Chocolate Mousse

    Word Problem Wednesday: Cooking Math And Chocolate Mousse

    Nov 28, 2018

    What’s your favorite dessert? Is it cookies? Chocolate? It’s the holiday season, which means time for cooking and food...and math!




    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Nov 23, 2018

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

    These are the first few numbers of the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers named after Italian...



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