Number Sense Blog

April/May 2014 Math Muscle Challenge!

Apr 22, 2014

Can you solve this month's Math Muscle Challenge?Grades 1 - 5: A recycling center pays $1.90 for every pound of aluminum recycled and 90 cents for every pound of plastic recycled. Anthony collected 10 1/2 pounds of plastic bottles and 13 pounds of...

Seize the Summer: Perfect Time to Get Ahead!

Apr 22, 2014

As we close the book on the 2013 - 2014 school year, at Mathnasium, we're excited about the possibilities for our students once summer rolls around! Here are a few reasons to seize every opportunity this summer - the perfect time to get ahead.•  E...

Tips and Techniques: Finding 100% of a Number

Apr 22, 2014

Given a percentage of a number, how do you find 100%? We'll show you different ways to find 100%.     First, remember that 100% means "all of it... the whole thing."   Example 1: 25% of what number is 5?   This question asks,...

Math Test-Taking Strategies to Boost Confidence

Mar 8, 2014

Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work students have invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice.   B...

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...

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