Number Sense Blog

Ask Larry: Math and the Left-Brained Misconception

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, and I don’t think my brain is wired to understand math. What advice can you give someone ...

Do You “Math” With Your Child?

Jan 5, 2015

  Most parents are eager to help their children do well in school, but they’re not giving them the tools necessary for success in their math classes. Parents play a huge role in instilling the number sense their children require to be successfu...

The Mathnasium Experience is Transformative

Dec 30, 2014

  I recently stopped by my cousin’s house during a long driving trip so that I could take a break and catch up with family for a spell. My cousin mentioned that her 9 year–old son Adam was having trouble in his math class. I was able to...

Master Fractions and Set the Stage for Success, As Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Oct 3, 2013

Algebra Readiness begins in elementary school. Three essential topics in elementary school mathematics are 1) numerical fluency, which includes the effortless recall of addition facts and the times tables stemming from mental math strategies for c...

Breaking Down the Question Barrier

Sep 23, 2013

Children need to be exposed to the forms of mathematical thought as well as to the details. What is missing in most instruction is the timely unfolding of these basic forms of mathematical thought. The use of consistent, familiar forms clearly dep...

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