These tips give parents ideas for math exercises that will develop their child's math abilities. Today’s parent tip for “mathing” with your child focuses on shapes.
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We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a word problem giveaway! Solve our two Thanksgiving problems below and send in your answers to [email protected] for a chance to win an awesome Mathnasium prize pack. Good luck!
Sarah is making cranberry sauce for her family's Thanksgiving dinner. Her recipe serves 5 people and calls for 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 4 cups of cranberries, and the zest of half an orange. In addition to her mother, father, and twin brothers, 10 people are coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. How much of each ingredient does Sarah need to buy at the store?
There are 13 giant balloon characters in Larry's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade begins with a giant balloon icosahedron and ends with a giant balloon Mobius strip. Thirty minutes of the parade is taken up by the balloons, and the parade is 2 hours long in total. What is the average amount of time between giant balloon characters?
Update: Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are the answers to our Thanksgiving word problems:
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