Studies show that children who are exposed to math early on are more likely to do well in school, not only in math but in other subjects as well1. And the benefits are likely to continue throughout their lives.
Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Our previous Math Tricks have looked at strategies for finding half of odd numbers whose tens digits are even. Today we are focusing on a strategy to find the half of any odd number, such as \(99\)… or \(999\).
Today is LEGO Day! You might know LEGO® bricks as the fun, colorful building blocks kids use to reconstruct the world, but did you know they also make great mathematical teaching tools? The near-infinite uses of LEGO bricks allow for near-infinite hands-on ways to support student learning. Below, we have listed only a few of these uses. Download our activities to learn how to construct four LEGO math manipulatives and how to use them!
In the United States, we use standard units such as inches and feet to measure many things, but have you ever used the furlong or fathom?
Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks! Here’s a trick to calculate percentages using the commutative property of multiplication. Let’s do this! 👍
Our children’s long-term success depends on their ability to compete and collaborate with people around the world. There is one language they will all need to use, and it’s not English: It’s math. Unfortunately, the difference between U.S. students’ math skills and those of their global peers is consistently alarming. The most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (2018) ranked U.S. students below the middle of the pack in math proficiency1 — as it has for years.
A number is divisible by 9 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9.
A new year is right around the corner with an opportunity to start fresh. So we have a few suggestions that can help you and your child navigate the next 365 days for overall “math wellness” and success.
To find half of even numbers, sometimes it is useful to break apart the whole number into its parts. We can do this to find half of 26.
Here is a number sense trick to subtract without borrowing.