It doesn’t matter if it’s raining cats and dogs, nothing should keep you from daily math practice! And here at Mathnasium we make kids math tutoring fun. We help kids understand math, improve math grades, and build confidence. Our weekly word problem challenges are a great way to start your math practice at home!
Take a look at the question below. Give yourself as much time as you need to figure it out, we know you can do it!
Question: Layla takes her dog for a 20-minute walk each morning. On Monday, she takes the dog out for a walk at 7:55 AM and walks the dog for 8 minutes longer than the usual amount of time. At what time do they get back to their house?
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Solution: Twenty minutes after 7:55 AM is 8:15 AM, and 8 minutes after that is 8:23 AM.
Pi appears everywhere there's a circle, such as the disk of the sun, planets, and earth. It's in the physics that describes waves, such as ripples of light and sound—which means pi is a part of how we see and hear. Pi even appears in the spiral of the DNA double helix.
You haven’t done your daily math yet? You’ve got to be kitten me! Well, you’re in luck! We have a cat-tastic word problem challenge for you this week! If you’re looking for the best math tutors to provide your child with math instruction that will bring their grades and their spirits up, you’ve come to the purrrr-fect place!
This week’s word problem gives students the opportunity to practice elementary math skills such as multiplication and counting by tens. Take a look at the question and take your time to solve the puzzle.
Question: Each of 10 cats has 10 kittens. Each of the kittens has 10 whiskers. How many kitten whiskers are there?
When you're ready, look below to compare your solution to ours.
Solution: If each of the 10 cats has 10 kittens, then there are 10 × 10 = 100 kittens. If each kitten has 10 whiskers, then there are 100 × 10 = 1,000 whiskers.
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