One of the main building blocks for children as they learn to understand math is grasping “number sense.” Number sense is how people conceptualize numbers and mathematics, including the relationships of numbers to one another, the ascending or descending value system inherent in their order, and understanding what makes the results of basic arithmetic reasonable. […]

Mango Math is based in Seattle, WA, and we were excited to see a Seattle Times cover story last week about the surprising benefits of math learning in preschool classrooms! The story looks at South Shore PreK-8, a South Seattle school district where math learning begins early. Preschool Math Success in South Shore Understanding cardinality […]

According to the much-discussed 2010 paper “The 95 Percent Solution”by Falk and Dierkling, US young adults are actually better informed about science than their international peers, yet not because of their in-school education. Students spend less than 20 percent of their waking hours in school every year, meaning a huge portion of their learning and […]

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For many kids, their local pool is their summertime temple. It’s too hot to do much else during these dog days, and swimming is an outlet for outdoor fun with their friends that also helps them cool off. If you’re wondering how you can incorporate math learning into your child’s summer recreation, here are a […]

School’s out for summer! This may be fun for the kids, but as you’ve probably heard, students suffer from “summer learning loss” during those months away from the classroom. In mathematics, they’re set back an average of 2.6 months! If you want to curb your child’s summer learning loss, and you have a road trip […]

Girls and Math: Before the age of seven, there is no difference in math aptitude between boys and girls, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are women. 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math), compared to 68 percent of boys, yet by eighth grade […]

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Childhood obesity is on the rise nationwide. According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity in children has more than doubled in the last 30 years and quadrupled in adolescents during the same period of time. While there are many factors that have contributed to this alarming trend, scientists and researchers have linked a surprising […]

A recent study suggests that children who regularly play simple guessing or probability games can help assist them with traditional math problems. Here is some research from the University of Illinois that back up those claims. Simple Number Games Research Number games dramatically Boost Math Performance Researchers at the University of Illinois found that young students who […]

Math is often seen as a flat subject without much practical use in the real world. You’ll hear everyone from junior high students to parents of children say “When am I ever going to need to use this?” when talking about math as a beneficial subject. As a result, students become disconnected with the practical […]