# Number Sense Blog

### 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.

### "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...

### Practice "Math In The Real World" With This Fun Subtraction Activity!

Mar 1, 2018

Parents, you know how important it is to read with your kids every day, but did you know that it's just as important to "math" with your kids...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Skills And Career Opportunities

Feb 21, 2018

A strong math foundation nurtures problem solving skills that will last a lifetime, skills that not only lead to improved math grades in school...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Foundational Math Skills At The Amusement Park

Feb 7, 2018

Life is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, but you can always count on math to give you a smooth ride! In this week’s word problem...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Photography, Fractions and Percents

Jan 24, 2018

Strike a pose for math improvement! This week’s word problem Wednesday is about a flash sale that would make anybody snap to attention! The...

### Math is More than Numbers

Jan 8, 2018

Using Math to Improve Important Life Skills

On the surface, math may seem like it's all about numbers and formulas. However, this versatile...

### 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

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...

### 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...

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