New Mathnasium Virtual Backgrounds!

By Marketing Department | September 27, 2020

Spending hours on the computer for distance learning — and work — can be a little tedious. So why not inject some fun into the day? 

Now available: Our FREE Mathnasium virtual backgrounds! With several whimsically engaging designs to choose from, each member of your family can express their unique personality.

Click on the name of the background to see a preview. When you find one that you like, click the “DOWNLOAD” button next to it and save it to your computer. You can then upload it onto your digital platform of choice. If you decide you like more than one, that’s okay too. There’s no limit to the number you can have, so feel free to collect the whole set!

Word Problem Wednesday: Sunny with a Chance of Rain

By Mathnasium | September 23, 2020

If you’ve ever watched the Weather Channel or the weather segment of the evening news, you’ve seen meteorologists in action. They are scientists who use mathematical models and knowledge to understand and predict weather and climate. Some meteorologists work on daily weather forecasting, some conduct atmospheric research and some even teach.

Word Problem Wednesday: A Slice of the Pie

By Mathnasium | September 9, 2020

Did you know that approximately $700 MILLION in pies are sold in grocery stores every year?  That doesn’t include those found in restaurants, food service or price clubs. And if you lined up the number of pies sold at U.S. grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe — and then some!  Of course, we’re not surprised. Pie is one of our favorite foods too. Sure, it might have something to do with the fact that it is usually made in a pleasing ROUND shape, and when we slice into it, we can practice our skills with fractions. But sometimes that flaky, gooey, tasty goodness just hits the spot.

Word Problem Wednesday: Math and Art

By Mathnasium | September 2, 2020

The world’s greatest sculptors, painters, and photographers depend on math to create their art. Not only do artists use elements of composition — such as geometry and proportions — to perfect their work, they also use math behind the scenes in the studio! This week’s word problems show a practical application of math in sketching, sculpting, photography and painting — exactly the kind of thing that every budding artist should learn and understand.