Number Sense Blog

December 2014 / January 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Dec 12, 2014

  Grades 1 – 5: Jim is 6 inches taller than Bill. If Bill is 4 feet 7 inches tall, how tall is Jim? Grades 6 and up: Three equally priced pens cost $4.50 altogether. If the cost per pen is increased by $0.50, how much will 5 pens cost at the...

October/November 2014 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Oct 16, 2014

From time to time, we get lucky and the computation we have to do can be solved using a specific technique or trick that allows us to do effortless mental math.     Level 1:   12 x 125 = _______   The trick to this quest...

October/November 2014 Newsflash: Math Matters

Oct 16, 2014

Now that you're starting to settle into your fall routine, it's time for that first report card! While this may seem like a stressful time at first, it can also be a very constructive period for you and your child. Here are a few strategies to hel...

October/November 2014 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Oct 16, 2014

Grades 1 - 5: Annie looked into a dog park and observed the dogs and their owners. She counted 50 legs. With a total of 16 "beings" (dogs and/or owners), how many dogs and how many owners are in the dog park? (Hint: Annie is not in the dog park.) ...

August/September 2014 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Aug 14, 2014

"Thinking backwards"-starting at the end of the problem and using reverse operations-can help you solve certain problems at different grade levels. Upper Elementary and Middle School: A certain number is doubled. That answer is tripled. Fina...

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