# Number Sense Blog

### November's Thanksgiving Math Activity

Nov 1, 2019

Thanksgiving is all about getting together with friends and family to share our bounty, our love and friendship. It's also the perfect time to...

### Celebrate Halloween all month long with October math activity!

Oct 1, 2019

Remember how much fun it was to play connect the dots, creating pictures that seemed to “appear” from nowhere? We do! And we’re celebrating...

### What Do the Autumn Equinox and the Equal Sign Have in Common?

Sep 23, 2019

Today is the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere! Sometimes considered the beginning of fall, the autumnal equinox is actually one of...

### November Turkey Math Activity!

Nov 1, 2018

November is here, the month of family, feasting, and giving thanks. It's also a great month for a turkey math activity! Because the holidays are...

Oct 10, 2018

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? And the more chocolate chips the better, right? This week’s word problem challenge uses cookies to...

### How To Choose the Right Calculator (If Any) for Your Child

Aug 13, 2018

Does your child need a calculator for school this year? If so, what kind?  Some of our recommendations may surprise you.

### Word Problem Wednesday: Teamwork, Robots, and Elementary Math

Jul 25, 2018

Q: What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?A: A Trans-Farmer!We live in the age of technology: cell phones, televisions, computers,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Soar Ahead With Money Math Practice

Jul 11, 2018

Money math skills are some of the most important, most often used math skills in everyday life. Even kids who may not do much purchasing on a...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Find Your Way Using a Coordinate Plane

Jun 27, 2018

It’s a great time of year to get out and about! To travel to beaches and amusement parks, or even just take a bike ride and visit some friends...

### The Name of the Game: Denomination, Quantity, and SAMEness

Jun 25, 2018

When you add two apples with three apples you get five apples. When you add two bananas with three bananas you get five bananas.

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STEM Connector: http://blog.stemconnector.org/

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