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Word Problem Wednesday: How Fast Do Fairies Fly?

Nov 16, 2017

  “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”  ― J.M. Barrie You never know what you might find when you look at the world through the eyes of the imagination, but even imaginary creatures such as fairies are periodically s...



Word Problem Wednesday: Four Friends Sitting In A Row

Nov 8, 2017

  Four friends are sitting together in a row and one friend says to the other-- Get out your pencils and paper Mathletes, because this week we have a fun logic puzzle for you that might require some note-taking to solve!  We love logic puzzl...



Word Problem Wednesday: Travel with Math

Nov 1, 2017

  Even on vacation, math skills come in handy! When you’re budgeting for a trip, it’s important to know how much money you’ll need to allow for gas. This week’s word problem challenge will “fuel” your practical math skills and give you the “dri...



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 ...



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.  ...


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