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    Getting Past Counting on Fingers and Toes

    Getting Past Counting on Fingers and Toes

    Jan 17, 2017

    When very young children first learn how to count, they use their fingers as manipulatives (physical objects used to teach math concepts).

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    How to Calculate and Convert Metric System Units of Measure

    How to Calculate and Convert Metric System Units of Measure

    Oct 14, 2016

    Did you know that every year, the week of October 10 is National Metric Week? There are many great reasons to recognize and celebrate the metric...




    STEM In Action: How Scientists Use Math in Space

    STEM In Action: How Scientists Use Math in Space

    Jun 7, 2016

     

    (Are you a "space ace"? Scientists use math to learn about space ALL the time. They use math to get to space, they use math in space, they use...




    Exercises to Improve Beginner Math Skills: Counting and Grouping

    Exercises to Improve Beginner Math Skills: Counting and Grouping

    Apr 26, 2016

     

    Many times, when students of all ages come to Mathnasium in need of math help, their math troubles can be traced back to a lack of number...




    Mathing With Your Kids: Math Monsters!

    Mathing With Your Kids: Math Monsters!

    Jan 21, 2016

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    If there's one thing we love, it's a good math craft... especially when it doubles as a manipulative! Jennifer Schorr's...




    Mathing With Your Kids: Compass Circle Art!

    Mathing With Your Kids: Compass Circle Art!

    Dec 28, 2015

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    We're always looking for fun ways to "math" with our kids—especially considering all the downtime during winter...




    Legos: An Excellent Math Manipulative

    Legos: An Excellent Math Manipulative

    Dec 15, 2015

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    At Mathnasium, we're all about making math make sense to kids. That said, bringing out manipulatives—physical objects used as...




    Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

    Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

    Dec 8, 2015

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    Winter break is almost here! If you're spending the holiday season traveling outside the United States, or visiting the...




    Operation Mathlete Episode 05:

    Operation Mathlete Episode 05: "Proportional Thinking Challenge"

    Apr 28, 2015

     

    Sky, Shana, and Max have been hard at work learning about proportional thinking, and now it's time to see their hard work pay off! In the...




    Operation Mathlete Episode 04:

    Operation Mathlete Episode 04: "Percents Challenge"

    Apr 13, 2015

     

    Max, Shana and Sky are ready for their next big challenge! This time they put their thinking caps on and tackle percents. After preparation...



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