# Number Sense Blog

### Practice "Math In The Real World" With This Fun Subtraction Activity!

Mar 1, 2018

Parents, you know how important it is to read with your kids every day, but did you know that it's just as important to "math" with your kids...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Using Math Skills In Science Fair Projects

Feb 28, 2018

What goes into making award-winning science fair projects? Why MATH, of course! Math is a key component of all science fair projects....

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Skills And Career Opportunities

Feb 21, 2018

A strong math foundation nurtures problem solving skills that will last a lifetime, skills that not only lead to improved math grades in school...

### Artist Hillel Smith: Using Math to Create Art

Feb 12, 2018

Every single day, Hillel Smith uses math to create art. It’s not “fractal art” or computer-driven design. He simply needs math to produce the...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Foundational Math Skills At The Amusement Park

Feb 7, 2018

Life is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, but you can always count on math to give you a smooth ride! In this week’s word problem...

### When Should Kids Start Learning Math?

Feb 5, 2018

Math is more than just addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Most math skills are so intuitive to adults that you might not even...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Turn Up The Heat on Everyday Math Skills

Jan 31, 2018

Do you have sweet everyday math skills? Then it’s time to turn up the heat to practice and improve! Don’t sweat it, take your time to think it...

### Why “Number Sense” Is the Beginning of All Math Ability

Jan 29, 2018

Ever hear your child or another student talk about math class and say, “That stuff doesn’t make sense to me!”? That’s pretty typical, and it’s...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Photography, Fractions and Percents

Jan 24, 2018

Strike a pose for math improvement! This week’s word problem Wednesday is about a flash sale that would make anybody snap to attention! The...

### Math is More than Numbers

Jan 8, 2018

Using Math to Improve Important Life Skills

On the surface, math may seem like it's all about numbers and formulas. However, this versatile...

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Bedtime Math: http://bedtimemath.org/

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Numberphile: http://www.numberphile.com/

PTO Today: http://www.ptotoday.com/

STEM Connector: http://blog.stemconnector.org/

Before I came to Mathnasium, I could sum up everything I felt about math in one word: 'EVIL!' I hated math. ... Mathnasium has been my safe haven. They truly have shown me the light when it came to addressing my fear and provided me with the tools that I need to rebuild my prior knowledge so that I won't forget it. Math is no longer a subject I shy away from but it is a subject I can boldly accept and understand.

Roxanne, 12th grade