# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: How BIG Is A Woolly Mammoth?

Jan 2, 2019

How big is BIG? Is a caveman big? How about a woolly mammoth? How much bigger than a caveman do you think a woolly mammoth would be?Kids math...

### 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?

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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