October 4, 1957: Sputnik Launches into Space

On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical…


Why do Leaves Change Color and Fall

Green, yellow,and red, oh my! What causes the beautiful autumn colors and why do leaves need to fall off anyways? Enjoy first day of fall with this great informative video by Julia Wilde. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSfoaouIM3M&rel=0]…


MathGrid - [ I ] - Results

Dear Friends, It is great to see enthusiastic responses from kids to the MathGrid and in the process sharpen their algebraic thinking skills. The first 10 correct responses submitted for each of the three levels are highlighted below.  All the responses are…


August 2013 - Welcome Note

Dear Friends, Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Mathus Academy Newsletter on the auspicious occasion of the Indian Independence day! The summer seems to have gone too fast. As the schools are getting started, most of us with school age children are off…


What is Common Core? How does it impact your child (and you)?

If you have a child(ren) going to elementary, middle or high school, you would have likely heard about Common Core from the school. Equally likely, you would have some unanswered questions on what exactly is Common Core and what is its relevance for you and…


MathGrid - [ I ] - Level I

Refer rules in MathGrid post. MathGrid - Level I


MathGrid - [ I ] - Level II

Refer rules in MathGrid post. MathGrid - Level II


MathGrid - [ I ] - Level III

Refer rules in MathGrid post. MathGrid - Level III


August 2013 - Reader Contribution

THANKFUL Sometimes the little things in life that we take for granted are forgotten. I wrote this poem about things in life that I’m thankful for. Terrific food from restaurants. Houses like mine that keep us warm, dry, and together. Always reading books as…


Launching Mathus Academy Educational Newsletter on August 15th

Dear Parents, Hope you all are enjoying the summer. Well, July is fast closing to an end, August is almost here, the kids seem to have grown up by a year, and it is time to think about the next academic year. For some of you, it is coming too quick. And some…