Number Sense Blog

Getting to Know Pi!

Mar 10, 2016

    We’re counting down to our favorite math holiday—Pi (π) Day, which takes place every year on March 14 (3/14 = the first three digits of pi)! Math enthusiasts the world over celebrate Pi Day every year, and with all this hullabaloo, y...

Word Problem Wednesday: In Celebration of Leap Day!

Mar 2, 2016

Leap Day 2016 was this week, on Monday, February 29! On this Word Problem Wednesday, give our leap year-themed word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. 2016 is a leap year! Every 4 years, there is an extra day at the end of Fe...

This March, Share Your Summer Dreams!

Mar 1, 2016

It may not be sunny outside, but we have to admit—we’re in a summertime state of mind! In March, we want to know what your summer dreams are… and how math will help make them a reality! From saving up for a new bike to learning new shapes to bring...

Happy Leap Day!

Feb 29, 2016

2016 is a leap year, and February, the shortest month of the year, gains an extra day—February 29th, otherwise known as leap day! So why do we have leap years and days? Leap years and days are adjustments built into the calendar’s structure to ...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Very Rare Alligator

Feb 24, 2016

(Image via Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr) On this Word Problem Wednesday, a rare variant of a toothy reptile takes center stage! Solve our alligator word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! One out of every 250,000 alligators is bor...

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