## Mathnasium #MathTricks: Number Sense (Division Part 1)

By Mathnasium | May 25, 2022

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Students are often taught that division is the opposite of multiplication, and therefore should rely on their multiplication facts to divide; this can be difficult when the number to divide by (the divisor) extends beyond these facts. Today we are using number sense to divide, when the divisor is a power of two. The trick is to cut the original number (the dividend) in half the appropriate number of times (the “power” amount).

## Make Summer Math Part of Your Summer Fun

By Mathnasium | May 18, 2022

Summer is the time for road trips, backyard BBQs, days at the beach and … math? That’s right! It’s important for students to make math a part of their summer so they don’t lose what they’ve learned during the school year. On average, children lose 2-3 months of math skills during the summer months. This is such a common problem it’s widely known as the “summer slide.”

## Mathnasium #MathTricks: Statistics (Counting Part 1)

By Mathnasium | April 20, 2022

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Whether it is in statistics or the real world, we are occasionally required to count large amounts. It can be a long and tedious process to list the total number of combinations for given events. So today we are showing you how to use the Fundamental Counting Principle to count the number of outcomes; the trick is to multiply the number of possibilities for each event together.

## The Importance of STEM for Today’s Children

By Mathnasium | April 13, 2022

Our world is increasingly dependent on STEM, and today’s students need to acquire the knowledge and ingenuity to address its rapidly changing challenges. For example, we need environmental scientists to help make our world cleaner and safer, agriculture specialists to help feed a rapidly growing population, and robotics engineers to invent machines that make our lives and jobs easier.

## Mathnasium #MathTricks: Fractions (Comparing Fractions Part 1)

By Mathnasium | April 6, 2022

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Kids commonly fear fractions when they encounter them. The goal is to group specific fractions and observe patterns. With these patterns, we can develop “tricks” to compare them. Today we are using our knowledge of the parts of a fraction to identify the biggest and smallest fractions with common denominators.

## Ask Education: What is Infinity? (Part 2)

By Mathnasium | March 30, 2022

Our expert team of math educators and enthusiasts has spent over 40 years developing and refining the most powerful teaching methods and materials into the comprehensive, industry-leading Mathnasium Method™. These “Ask Education” features are a way for the Education team members to share their knowledge and love of math with our curious readers and fans.

## Ask Education: What is Infinity? (Part 1)

By Mathnasium | March 23, 2022

Our expert team of math educators and enthusiasts has spent over 40 years developing and refining the most powerful teaching methods and materials into the comprehensive, industry-leading Mathnasium Method™. These “Ask Education” features are a way for the Education team members to share their knowledge and love of math with our curious readers and fans.

## Pi Day March 2022

By Mathnasium | March 14, 2022

It’s our favorite time of year again! March 14 marks another math holiday to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π), reminding us that math is fun and applicable outside the math classroom.