# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Challenge You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!

May 29, 2019

Q: Why are dentists such good problem solvers?A: They’re experienced at getting to the root of a problem.You know who else is experienced at...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Money Math Around Town

May 22, 2019

Money, making purchases, and ensuring you get correct change is one of the most common ways we use math on a daily basis. Nobody wants to be left...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Alligators Are Scary, Math Is Not

May 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a white alligator? No, not the ghost of an alligator, an actual white alligator! We aren’t telling you a tall-tale, white...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Take Tutoring In Math Wherever You Go!

May 8, 2019

Where in the world would you like to travel, and how might you use your math education to plan your travels? If you visit nearby locations you...

### 5 Ways To Thank A Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2019

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry Adams

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. After...

### 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...

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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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