Number Sense Blog

“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...

9 Fun Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss (and Boost Math Skills)

Jun 11, 2018

Long summer days invite the family to spend extra time relaxing, playing, and connecting. Many parents also look for ways bolster their children’s...

Math In The Real World: Division Math Activity

Jun 1, 2018

Many kids first begin to learn division through the concept of sharing. Sharing (or dividing) objects between friends or into groups equally is an...

Math In The Real World: Multiplication Math Activity

May 1, 2018

Putting things into groups is a common first math activity for young kids. In fact, most children will begin doing this on their own: pairing...

Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice Makes Healthy Habits

Apr 25, 2018

Do you have healthy habits? This can mean a lot of different things: Eating and drinking foods that are good for you, exercising regularly,...

Word Problem Wednesday: Practice Makes Elementary Math As Easy As Pie

Apr 18, 2018

Everyday math challenges are as easy as pie when you practice a little bit every day!

How To Prevent “Summer Learning Loss” in Math

Apr 17, 2018

When is your child better at math—at the end of a grade level or at the beginning of the next grade?

Why Summer Camp and Math Programs are a Great Pair

Mar 19, 2018

Summer is just around the corner. Do you know what your kids will be doing? While kids may dream of days filled with swimming, ice cream, and too...

Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Mar 14, 2018

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras

Math and music go hand in hand, even...

"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...

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