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    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Nov 23, 2018

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

    These are the first few numbers of the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers named after Italian...




    Thirty Books to Make Kids’ Math Learning Fun

    Thirty Books to Make Kids’ Math Learning Fun

    Nov 1, 2018

    We’re fond of saying that, just as parents read with their children, they should also “math” with their children. Why? Families who engage with...




    “Why Do I Need To Learn This?” The Benefits of Word Problems

    “Why Do I Need To Learn This?” The Benefits of Word Problems

    Sep 10, 2018

     

    As kids go through the various levels of math in school, there’s always one constant: Word problems. Whether students are learning addition and...




    The Mathnasium Experience is Transformative

    The Mathnasium Experience is Transformative

    Aug 27, 2018

    Although we rarely publish articles from an individual perspective, we thought you’d appreciate this piece from Chief Instructional Officer Larry...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Extend Your Reach

    Word Problem Wednesday: Extend Your Reach

    Feb 14, 2018

    Hey,  problem solvers!  This week’s Word Problem Wednesday is going to help you extend your reach.  Put your math skills to the test in today’s...




    Artist Hillel Smith: Using Math to Create Art

    Artist Hillel Smith: Using Math to Create Art

    Feb 12, 2018

     

    Every single day, Hillel Smith uses math to create art. It’s not “fractal art” or computer-driven design. He simply needs math to produce the...




    When Should Kids Start Learning Math?

    When Should Kids Start Learning Math?

    Feb 5, 2018

    Math is more than just addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Most math skills are so intuitive to adults that you might not even...




    Why “Number Sense” Is the Beginning of All Math Ability

    Why “Number Sense” Is the Beginning of All Math Ability

    Jan 29, 2018

    Ever hear your child or another student talk about math class and say, “That stuff doesn’t make sense to me!”? That’s pretty typical, and it’s...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Photography, Fractions and Percents

    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...



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    Before I came to Mathnasium, I could sum up everything I felt about math in one word: 'EVIL!' I hated math. ... Mathnasium has been my safe haven. They truly have shown me the light when it came to addressing my fear and provided me with the tools that I need to rebuild my prior knowledge so that I won't forget it. Math is no longer a subject I shy away from but it is a subject I can boldly accept and understand.

    Roxanne, 12th grade

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