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Mathnasium #MathTricks: Number Sense (Squaring Numbers Part 1)

Aug 31, 2022

  Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Today we are squaring numbers ending in 0 or 5 by observing patterns and applying our number sense. To square a number, we multiply it by itself. Sometimes, this multiplication might be difficult...

7 Reasons to Seek Math Help as Soon as School Starts

Aug 24, 2022

  Students often need more individual attention than their school can provide. It’s a widely known fact that strong math skills are vital for success in high school, university, and beyond. Unfortunately, this hard truth causes an undue amou...

Activity Alert: Playing with Numbers

Aug 10, 2022

  For most children, the month of August will be spent living out the last weeks of summer vacation. The many hours of sunshine will leave your child feeling renewed and refreshed, so why not also take the time to sharpen their math skills? Sum...

Word Problem Wednesday: Knit Hats

Mar 8, 2017

Did you know that the largest knitted hat in the world is 66 feet in circumference and nearly 57 feet tall?  (Industrias Textiles de Sudamerica - Lima, Peru, 26 April 2015)   It’s a good thing most hats are head-size or this week’s Word Problem...

Word Problem Wednesday: Jack & The Beanstalk

Mar 1, 2017

Fee-fi-fo-fum, we smell mathematical proportion fun! A fairytale favorite is the inspiration for today's Word Problem Wednesday.  See if you can solve this teaser and check back tomorrow for the answer. Jack casts an 8' shadow.  If Jack is 5...

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