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The Importance of “Number Sense”

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. […]

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Preschool Math – Making a Big Difference in Seattle

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 […]

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Teaching Daughters Math: The importance of Math in Girls

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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How Childhood Obesity is Linked to Poor Math Skills

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 […]

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Simple Number Games Dramatically Boost Math Performance

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 […]

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