Number Sense Blog

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...

August/September 2014 Newsflash: Math Matters

Aug 14, 2014

We hope you had a great summer! A new school year is here once again, and it's time to get excited about possibilities that lie ahead. As you and your child navigate the back to school scramble, here are some tips to help you make the most of op...

August/September 2014 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Aug 14, 2014

Take the Math Muscle Challenge!   Grades 1 - 6: A racehorse can run a mile in 1 minute 40 seconds.  At that rate, how many seconds will it take the horse to run a half-furlong? (Hint - A furlong is 1/8 of a mile.)   Grades 6 and up: Br...

Tips and Techniques: Transposing

Jun 5, 2014

  Transposing is an important technique for students to master as they progress from Algebra I to Algebra II and beyond. It’s the process of moving quantities across the equal sign in an equation to make the problem solving process more efficie...

June/July 2014 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Jun 5, 2014

Answers to last month's challenges: Grades 1-6: $37.15 Grades 6 and up: 64 times larger This month's problems: Grades 1 - 6:  Rick goes to the park each day and counts the number of ducks swimming on the pond. On Sunday he counts 1 ...

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