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    Word Problem Wednesday: Foundational Math Skills At The Amusement Park

    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...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Photography, Fractions and Percents

    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

    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...




    Getting Past Counting on Fingers and Toes

    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

    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...




    Exercises to Improve Beginner Math Skills: Counting and Grouping

    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...




    Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

    Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

    Dec 8, 2015

    (Image: Ilya via Flickr)

    Winter break is almost here! If you're spending the holiday season traveling outside the United States, or visiting the...




    Operation Mathlete Episode 05:

    Operation Mathlete Episode 05: "Proportional Thinking Challenge"

    Apr 28, 2015

     

    Sky, Shana, and Max have been hard at work learning about proportional thinking, and now it's time to see their hard work pay off! In the...




    Operation Mathlete Episode 04:

    Operation Mathlete Episode 04: "Percents Challenge"

    Apr 13, 2015

     

    Max, Shana and Sky are ready for their next big challenge! This time they put their thinking caps on and tackle percents. After preparation...




    Operation Mathlete Episode 03:

    Operation Mathlete Episode 03: "Wholes & Parts Challenge"

    Mar 30, 2015

     

    This week's Operation Mathlete episode is live! Watch Max, Shana and Sky compete in the Wholes & Parts challenge. Who will win? Tune in and...



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