# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Gobble Gobble!

Nov 23, 2016

Image: "Thanksgiving Turkey" by Ruocaled is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Gobble gobble! It's Word Problem Wednesday AND Thanksgiving Eve, so we're celebrating with a word problem in tribute to the classic Thanksgiving staple. Solve our Turkey Day w...

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Bicycle Word Problem!

Nov 16, 2016

Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer! Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Marbles

Jan 18, 2017

Image: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons We're feeling a bit nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Try answering our word problem about marbles—we'll update with the sol...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Birdfeeders

Feb 22, 2017

Spring is just around the corner.  Flowers will soon be blooming, critters will be stirring from hibernation holes, and birds will be looking for feeders… such “peckish” little creatures!   See if you can solve this week’s bird feeder word prob...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Jack & The Beanstalk

Mar 1, 2017

Fee-fi-fo-fum, we smell mathematical proportion fun! A fairytale favorite is the inspiration for today's Word Problem Wednesday.  See if you can solve this teaser and check back tomorrow for the answer. Jack casts an 8' shadow.  If Jack is 5...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Knit Hats

Mar 8, 2017

Did you know that the largest knitted hat in the world is 66 feet in circumference and nearly 57 feet tall?  (Industrias Textiles de Sudamerica - Lima, Peru, 26 April 2015)   It’s a good thing most hats are head-size or this week’s Word Problem...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Dollars and Sense

Oct 5, 2020

Money is an important part of everyday life, and it just makes sense to know the function of dollars and cents. This week’s word problems focus on understanding value and calculating purchases. Read the problems below and choose the one th...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Pleasant Pastimes

Nov 25, 2020

There are so many fun ways to pass our time. And whether we’re fishing, visiting theme parks or jet skiing, there are always opportunities to put math into the mix. This week’s word problems will help your child think critically and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Fractional Reasoning

Dec 16, 2020

When you take a whole item and break it into equal parts, what you get is one — or more — of those equal parts; these are known as fractions. This may sound very math-y and complicated, but each of us works with fractions all the time ...

### Math Tips for Parents, K-5: Introduction and Counting

Jan 20, 2021

Parents often ask us what they can do to help their children understand, master, and love math. Well, this happens to be right up our alley. In fact, it’s our mission! Our team of master educators has put together some fundamental...

### Reversing Math Loss for the “COVID” Generation

Feb 3, 2021

It goes without saying that the pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives — from the way we live, to how we interact, to the way we work and play. And as most parents of school-aged kids are well aware, it has also greatly impacted our ...

### Ask Larry: Math and the Left-Brained Misconception

Mar 24, 2021

Larry Martinek, Mathnasium Co-Founder, and Principal Education Officer is a beloved educator, teacher trainer, and curriculum consultant. And together with our expert team, he has spent years refining the most powerful teaching methods and materia...

### Our Results

Apr 14, 2021

Does Mathnasium work? We conducted multiple parent surveys and independent studies to find out. And the answer is a resounding YES. Children who consistently attend our learning centers make tremendous strides in comprehension, confidence and grad...

### Teaching Maths in a Way That Makes Sense

May 12, 2021

What is it about Mathnasium that helps students find success in math? The answer is simple: We teach for understanding. Instead of coaching students to rely on memorization, rote learning, or calculators, our highly trained instructors use multipl...

### Building Maths Success from a Strong Foundation

Jul 28, 2021

Unlike many academic subjects, math builds upon itself level by level, so it’s important to start with a strong foundation. The proven Mathnasium MethodTM forms the foundation for math mastery through deep understanding, with carefully selected to...

### Why Your Child Needs Maths More Than You Think

Aug 25, 2021

The language of the universe, math is omnipresent and unavoidable — and that’s a good thing. Math is a universal tool that helps our children thrive. From the earliest years, when parents show children the importance of sharing (dividing) with ...

Sep 8, 2021

Another school year is here. Is your child ready? When it comes to studying, kids need to have good habits to start the year off right and stay on track. Good study habits will build strong math students and instill a positive outlook on their ...

### 5 Advantages of Maths Tutoring

Feb 1, 2022

For many students learning mathematics is a challenging feat, which can seem daunting and overwhelming. Homework time can be an ongoing source of stress, frustration and conflict. An effective way to help tackle the challenge of improving and cons...

### How to prepare your child for NAPLAN maths tests

Feb 25, 2022

With NAPLAN tests on the horizon, parents across the country are considering how to prepare their child for NAPLAN and how they can assist them to feel confident and achieve their best results. At Mathnasium we offer support and assistance to stud...

### Benefits of Online Maths Tutoring

Mar 8, 2022

Maths can be a difficult subject for students to understand. Online maths tutoring can offer valuable support for students of any age to navigate difficult concepts and learning materials. Whilst tutoring is often face-to-face, online tutoring is ...

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