# Number Sense Blog

### 9 Fun Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss (and Boost Math Skills)

Jun 11, 2018

Long summer days invite the family to spend extra time relaxing, playing, and connecting. Many parents also look for ways bolster their children’s...

### Math In The Real World: Division Math Activity

Jun 1, 2018

Many kids first begin to learn division through the concept of sharing. Sharing (or dividing) objects between friends or into groups equally is an...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Counting Cats Brain Teaser Logic Puzzle

May 23, 2018

Q. Where did the school kittens go for their field trip?A. To the mewseum!What’s wrong, cat got your tongue? Don’t be skittish about solving this...

### Proportional Thinking (Number Sense Series, Part 3)

May 14, 2018

"If the world was the size of a basketball, my house would be as big as a flea’s flea!”

This is an example of how a seven year old once...

### Math In The Real World: Multiplication Math Activity

May 1, 2018

Putting things into groups is a common first math activity for young kids. In fact, most children will begin doing this on their own: pairing...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice Makes Healthy Habits

Apr 25, 2018

Do you have healthy habits? This can mean a lot of different things: Eating and drinking foods that are good for you, exercising regularly,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: On A Roll With Middle School Math Skills!

Apr 11, 2018

This week’s word problem challenge takes us back in time to the days of film and darkrooms.

### Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Mar 14, 2018

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras

Math and music go hand in hand, even...

### "Wholes and Parts" (Number Sense Series, Part 2)

Mar 13, 2018

Number Sense is the ability to appreciate the size and scale of numbers in the context of the question at hand. Three elements establish Number...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Wake Up Call for Elementary School Math Skills

Mar 7, 2018

If a rooster crowing wakes you up with the sun, when does a duck wake you up?Answer: At the “quack” of dawn!

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