# Number Sense Blog

### What is the Fibonacci Sequence... and What Is it Doing in our Broccoli?

Nov 23, 2015

(Image: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons) Happy Monday! Today, we’re celebrating one of our favorite math holidays—Fibonacci Day! Allow us to explain… A number sequence is an ordered list of numbers defined by a rule or function—the numb...

### Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers - The 2015 Edition

Nov 30, 2015

We're one day away from December, and it's safe to say that the holiday season is officially here! We’ve trawled the Internet for the coolest math gifts around. Stumped for ideas? Relax—we got you covered! For your one-and-only: You’re ...

### Mathnasium and the Holidays!

Dec 4, 2015

It's official: Mathnasium centers are absolutely awash in holiday spirit! At Mathnasium of Brandon, FL, fun and festive holiday decor brings big smiles and warm fuzzies to students, parents, and staff. We're especially loving the little math-theme...

### Mental Math: From Fahrenheit to Celsius... and Back!

Dec 8, 2015

(Image: Ilya via Flickr) Winter break is almost here! If you're spending the holiday season visiting the United States, you'll probably have to make some adjustments on how you view temperature. This is because the United States remains the onl...

### Mathing With Your Kids: The Dreidel Game

Dec 10, 2015

(Image: "Colorful dreidels2" by Adiel lo - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.) We’re all about mathing with our kids this holiday season, and for this reason, we’d like to share a traditional game that involves (very s...

### Mathing During the Holidays: A More Economical Way to Wrap Presents

Dec 14, 2015

(Image source) FACT: math is everywhere... and it comes in pretty handy during the holidays! Case in point: this awesome video featuring British mathematician Sarah Santos' math formula for wrapping presents! Sarah's formula (at about 3:14—pi m...

### Mathnasium and the Holidays, Part 2

Dec 18, 2015

Here's another round of holiday cheer from Mathnasium centres far and wide! First off, we can't decide what we love most about the holiday decor at Mathnasium of Lakewood, TX! Is it the adorable Christmas tree festooned with festive angels? Or may...

### Math and the Holidays: Recipes, Ratio, and Proportion

Dec 23, 2015

What’s your favorite holiday dish? From fruitcake to latkes, whatever it is, it’s most likely made by following step-by-step instructions and fixed quantities of ingredients listed in a recipe! The relationship between ingredients in a recipe c...

### Word Problem Wednesday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dec 30, 2015

It's the last Word Problem Wednesday of 2015! In the spirit of celebration, give our word problem a try... we'll update this article with the answer once we return in 2016! Georgina is making a banner to decorate the house for a New Year’s part...

Feb 1, 2016

Math, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! This February, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day all month, and we’d love to know how math makes your heart skip a beat. Pick the Valentine greeting below that resonates with you most, draw your ma...

### It's the Great Pi Day 2016 Recap!

Mar 18, 2016

In case you can't tell, we're not quite ready to let go of Pi Day 2016 just yet! Check out all the fun that was had at Mathnasium centres all over North America. We think you'll agree—no one does Pi Day like Mathnasium! Wide smiles, mat...

### It's a Square Root Day Word Problem Giveaway!

Apr 4, 2016

It's a Square Root Day word problem giveaway! Email ilovemath@mathnasium.com with your answer to our Square Root Day word problem by Friday, April 8—one lucky winner will receive a Mathnasium prize pack! The perimeter of a square grilled cheese...

### 4/4/16 Marks a Rare and Radical Math Holiday!

Apr 4, 2016

4/4/16 is Square Root Day! Square Root Days occur when the month (4) and the day (4) are both equal to the square root of the year (16). The square of a number is the product of the number times itself. The number that is multiplied by itself i...

### Math Libs: The Halloween Edition!

Oct 1, 2016

Boo! The spookiest time of the year is upon us once again, and we're celebrating Halloween Mathnasium-style with a fun Math Libs activity! Print out our Halloween Math Libs story template. Then, choose a friend or a family member to be your par...

### Use Math to Unlock a Special Holiday Cookie Recipe and Win A Prize!

Dec 1, 2016

Happy holidays! 'Tis the season for holiday family fun! Throughout December, apply math learning to family holiday activities and keep your mind sharp with this delightfully sweet mathtastic treat. Use your math skills to unlock the right quantiti...

### This February, Declare YOU Love for Math!

Feb 1, 2017

Math, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all February, and we want to know how math makes your heart skip a beat! Together with your child, get creative and declare your love for math using one of our mat...

### 9 Ways To Boost Maths Skills (and have fun) during the School Holidays!

Jun 19, 2022

As the days get colder and term 2 comes to a close, the winter school holidays can leave parents wondering what they can do to occupy their child's time, while providing educational and fun, family activities! We have compiled 9 exciting, mat...

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