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MATHNASIUM #MATHSTRICKS: PROBABILITY

May 31, 2023

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Maths Tricks series. Today we are calculating the conditional probability of one event occurring, given that another has already occurred. Two events are considered dependent if the occurrence of one event affects the pr...



MATHNASIUM #MATHSTRICKS: DIRECT PERCENTS

May 31, 2023

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Today we are finding the direct percentage amount of any number. To calculate the “direct percent” of a number, we use the following steps: Estimate the answer by rounding the number to the near...



Mathnasium #MathsTricks: Divisibility (Rule for 7's)

Apr 30, 2023

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Maths Tricks series. Today we are determining whether a number is divisible by 7. A number is divisible by 7 if … 5 times the one’s digit PLUS the rest of the digits is divisible by 7. Follow the examples below t...



Get Mathy This Mother’s Day

Apr 30, 2023

Want to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a gift that not only shows off how much she means to you but highlights your skills in maths?   Look no further than our Mathnasium mathy craft for mum!    Here are a few great ideas to make mo...



Order of Operations and PEDMAS Explained

Apr 30, 2023

Imagine this: You’re scrolling through Facebook, and a friend has shared one of those simple “Are you as smart as a 5th grader?” challenges. 4 + 3 x 2 It may look easy, but the answers in the comments are far from unanimous, being equally sp...


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