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Word Problem Wednesday: Toucans!

Sep 28, 2016

By Brian Gratwicke (originally posted to Flickr as Keel-billed toucan) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The Mathnasium word problem menagerie is getting bigger and bigger, and this week, we're all about a beautiful tropical bird with a formid...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Very Unusual Spider!

Sep 21, 2016

Image: By Adam Hammond [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons On this Word Problem Wednesday, the spotlight's on a cute little desert arachnid that's a little more roly-poly than creepy crawly! The golden wheel spider gets around in a rather unorth...



Mental Math Checkup: Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're lik...



Word Problem Wednesday: Sea Turtles!

Sep 14, 2016

Image: By Manuel Heinrich Emha (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons Here's a fun fact for you on this fine Word Problem Wednesday: Some of the largest creatures on Earth start out very, very teeny tiny! Pry your math...



Word Problem Wednesday: Quack!

Sep 7, 2016

This Word Problem Wednesday is quack-tastic, to say the least! Try solving our word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Three bunches of grapes are enough to feed 8 adult ducks or 16 ducklings. How many bunches of grapes are needed ...


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