# Number Sense Blog

### 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...

### 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...

### 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...

### Getting Past Counting on Fingers and Toes

Jan 17, 2017

When very young children first learn how to count, they use their fingers as manipulatives (physical objects used to teach math concepts).

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### How to Calculate and Convert Metric System Units of Measure

Oct 14, 2016

Did you know that every year, the week of October 10 is National Metric Week? There are many great reasons to recognize and celebrate the metric...

### STEM In Action: How Scientists Use Math in Space

Jun 7, 2016

(Are you a "space ace"? Scientists use math to learn about space ALL the time. They use math to get to space, they use math in space, they use...

### Exercises to Improve Beginner Math Skills: Counting and Grouping

Apr 26, 2016

Many times, when students of all ages come to Mathnasium in need of math help, their math troubles can be traced back to a lack of number...

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