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    Word Problem Wednesday: Counting Cookies

    Word Problem Wednesday: Counting Cookies

    Apr 24, 2019

    Get ready, because this week’s word problem challenge is sweet! If your tutor for math brings up cookies as part of your math help you know the...




    How Changing Your Attitude Helps Overcome Your Child’s Math Anxiety

    How Changing Your Attitude Helps Overcome Your Child’s Math Anxiety

    Apr 22, 2019

    Before we can help our children overcome math anxiety, we must first address any negative feelings that we, as parents, have on the subject. If...




    Word Problem Wednesday: The Logic Machines

    Word Problem Wednesday: The Logic Machines

    Apr 17, 2019

    First A, then B, then C. It’s so comforting when events follow a logical progression, and this logic is a wonderfully mathematical concept. Any...




    Word Problem Wednesday: When Life Gives You Oranges, Make Math Problems!

    Word Problem Wednesday: When Life Gives You Oranges, Make Math Problems!

    Apr 10, 2019

    The best way to start your day is with a good dose of vitamin C and boosted math skills! We wish we could say that our math learning centers...




    Celebrate Mathematics And Statistics Awareness Month This April!

    Celebrate Mathematics And Statistics Awareness Month This April!

    Apr 8, 2019

    How do you feel about math? Many people say they either love or hate math, with no middle ground. They think if they aren’t really good at it then...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

    Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

    Mar 27, 2019

    “I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”Do you remember which of the 3 little pigs’ house was the one that did NOT blow down?...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice With Amazing Ants

    Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice With Amazing Ants

    Mar 20, 2019

    Did you know that an ant can carry 50 times its own body weight? Or that ants (especially queen ants) live longer than any other insect? Ants are...




    On March 14 (And Every Day) Here’s Why We Should Care About Pi

    On March 14 (And Every Day) Here’s Why We Should Care About Pi

    Mar 14, 2019

    Why should we care about pi? The number 3.14… may be irrational, but it can be found all over the natural world. It appears everywhere there's a...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Stan And The Computer Scan

    Word Problem Wednesday: Stan And The Computer Scan

    Mar 13, 2019

    Q: Why did the computer keep sneezing?A: It had a virus! All joking aside, if you use a computer, you are directly benefiting from math in action!...




    Word Problem Wednesday: The Great Mathnasium Baking Show!

    Word Problem Wednesday: The Great Mathnasium Baking Show!

    Mar 6, 2019

    One of the most common “real world math” applications is in cooking and baking. Recipes require a lot of mathematical knowledge, especially if...



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