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Word Problem Wednesday: World's Largest Pizza!

Aug 16, 2017

  Are your math skills a little CRUSTY after a long summer? Don’t worry, you just KNEAD a little practice! Any way you SLICE it, this week’s word problem challenge is a perfect way to brush up on your skills!  Did you know that the record fo...



Word Problem Wednesday: Birthday Math

Aug 23, 2017

  How old are you? If you know when your birthday is then you know your basic age, but do you know your more exact age? When is your half-birthday? (It’s the day of the year that is exactly 6 months from your birthday.) When is your quarter ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Crayons

Aug 30, 2017

  “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.” -Bertrand Russell Forgive us for WAXing poetic, we just want to DRAW you in and pique your interest in this week’s math challenge! We know you’re going to love wo...



Word Problem Wednesday: Back to School Shopping

Sep 6, 2017

  One of the most common questions asked in math classes is “When am I ever going to need this?” The fact is, we use math every day, in ways we don’t always think about, including cooking, measuring, telling time, and of course, SHOPPING! Th...



Word Problem Wednesday: Math Meets History

Sep 13, 2017

  Did you know that George Washington was the only American president to be unanimously elected? Or that in early presidential elections the winner would become president and the loser became vice president? History is full of interesting st...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Math-Music Connection

Sep 20, 2017

  The next time you listen to music, think about the mathematics that goes into making it. Rhythms, patterns, harmony, scales...all of this and more are mathematical components go into making music the beautiful, emotional art form we love to l...



Word Problem Wednesday: Planning for the Test

Sep 27, 2017

  How do YOU like to study for a big test? A few minutes or hours spread over many days? Or do you stay up all night cramming the night before? In our word problem challenge below, Lisa wants to spread out her studying. Help Lisa figure out if ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Puzzle Box

Oct 11, 2017

Hey math fans! This week’s word problem challenge will be a lot of fun for all you visual problem solvers, and great math skills practice for ALL of our upper elementary mathletes out there. Take a look at the challenge below and give it a try.  ...



Word Problem Wednesday: What's in the Middle?

Oct 18, 2017

  Every two numbers have a midway point, even 1 and 2 have a midpoint of 1 ½ between them. But what do you do when your two numbers are already fractions? That is exactly the challenge presented in this week’s word problem. Can you gather your ...


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