# Number Sense Blog

### Beat The Summer Slide. Enjoy Summer Success Instead!

Jun 1, 2019

When summer comes, the knowledge your child worked hard for all school year is in danger of slipping away. This is especially true for math: On...

### 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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...

### 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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