Center Announcements Week of October 31, 2016
Report Cards are Here!
How did your child do?
Enrolled students who scored a B or above in math can bring in their report cards for a special reward!
Is your child currently enrolled at Mathnsium? Do you know someone who would benefit by joining? Contact the center to find out how to participate in our referral program.
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Halloween party! Check out pictures of the center below! There's even a pic of our Center Director Lucky Kies-Feth looking very calculating as Discrete Math!
Please make a note of the dates, Wednesday, November 23 and Saturday, November 26. We will be closed so our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
School "In Session" Hours
For upcoming holiday closures and our regular hours, please click on the link below.
Complete the problem of the week* and receive 5 bonus punches! Parents, join in the fun by helping your student get started!
*must be level appropriate
Problem of the Week 12/5-12/10
- Question: Pine processionary caterpillars follow each other in perfect single-file lines. Each caterpillar is 2 centimeters long. How many caterpillars can make a meter-long procession?
- Question: You can find the temperature in Fahrenheit by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and adding 38. For example, if a cricket chirps 30 times in 15 seconds, it’s 68°F outside. If a cricket chirps 56 times per minute, what is the temperature?
- Question: One firefly blinks its light once every 8 seconds. Another firefly blinks its light every 9 seconds. If both fireflies blink at the same time, how long will it be before they synchronize blinks again?
Algebra and Up:
- Question: Believe it or not, ants use math to get food efficiently. Instead of following the shortest path to food, ants take the path that will take the least time. Look at the diagram below. The shortest route from the ant to the cookie is two inches. Because of the terrain, the ant can get to the cookie faster if it turns 45° to the left and then 135° to the right. Exactly how much greater is the distance of the path that takes less time?