Number Sense Blog

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: 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: 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: 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: Board Games

Aug 9, 2017

What’s your favorite board game? Do you love to take your chances in the game of Life? Are you an aspiring doctor who loves Operation? Are you sweet on Candy Land? Board games aren’t just a fun way to pass the time, they’re also a great op...

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