# Number Sense Blog

### "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: Turn Up The Heat on Everyday Math Skills

Jan 31, 2018

Do you have sweet everyday math skills? Then it’s time to turn up the heat to practice and improve! Don’t sweat it, take your time to think it...

### 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 Help for Students: Study Tips for Math Tests

Mar 31, 2017

Many students come to Mathnasium nervous about math tests. We’d like to share a handful of our study tips to help you tackle each test...

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you!

If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may...

### 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...

### Top Study Tips to Prepare for Math Tests

Mar 31, 2016

Many students come to Mathnasium nervous about math tests. We’d like to share a handful of our study tips to help you tackle each test...

### The Home Stretch: Four Ways to Keep Your Child Motivated

Nov 19, 2015

There are only a few weeks left until the end of the fall semester and winter break is on the horizon! However, there’s a strong chance that...

Oct 28, 2015

### Left-Brain or Right Brain? Math and the Creative Mind

Jan 14, 2015

Dear Larry,

No matter how hard I work to improve my grades in math, I just can’t seem to understand it. I’m a right-brained creative person,...

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