# Number Sense Blog

## Mathnasium

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math in the Mail

Jan 15, 2020

Q: What begins with E ends with E and has one letter in it? A: An envelope!People use math every day...even when writing letters! If you need to...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Is A Hoot!

Jan 8, 2020

Q: How do birds get better at math?A: They eggs-ercise their brains with word problems!Word problems aren’t just for the birds, they’re a great...

### NASA’s Charlie Blackwell-Thompson on STEM Careers and Shooting for the Stars

Jan 2, 2020

Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, the first woman to oversee a NASA liftoff and launch team. Photo credit: NASA

We're pretty excited...

### 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Improve Kids Math Learning

Dec 30, 2019

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good time to make great choices about your kids' math learning! A student’s improvement...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Sings!

Dec 18, 2019

Math enrichment and programs in the arts often go hand in hand. A perfect example of this is when, in the process of getting tutoring for math,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Middle School Math

Dec 11, 2019

It’s time to do some fun middle school math! Are you up for it? A math problem a day keeps the math troubles away, which is why, in addition to...

### Keep Math Skills Sharp Over the Holidays with this Super Snowflake Math Activity

Dec 2, 2019

The winter holidays are upon us! With them come days off school, traveling to visit family, cozy evenings by the fire, and much more. During these...

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Lot of Apples!

Nov 20, 2019

Give this sweet word problem a try and you’ll be the apple of our eye! If you want to “bowl over” your tutor in math, all you have to do is...

### Is My Child Gifted? 8 Telltale Signs.

Nov 18, 2019

If you’re wondering whether your child is intellectually advanced, the answer isn’t always easy to find. According to the National Association for...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Collecting Seashells

Nov 13, 2019

We take our role as the leading kids’ tutor in math very seriously, but that doesn’t mean that our after school tutoring practice has to be...

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### Favorites

Bedtime Math: http://bedtimemath.org/

National PTA: http://www.pta.org/

NCTM: http://www.nctm.org/

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.