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Word Problems of the Week: Fractional Reasoning

Dec 16, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

Word Problems of the Week: Fractional Reasoning   When you take a whole item and break it into equal parts, what you get is one — or more — of those equal parts; these are known as fractions. This may sound very math-y and com..

Word Problems of the Week: Mathematical Mixed Bag III

Dec 10, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

  The great thing about word problems is that they help us understand the world around us. This week we have another “mathematical mixed bag” of questions ranging from flowers in a garden to kitten sleeps. So loo..

Word Problem of the Week: How Much How Many? (Part Deux)

Nov 16, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

  Last week, our word problems gave kids such great practice in figuring out “how much or how many” of a given thing, we decided to go another round! This week’s problems help answer practical questions such as “Ho..

Word Problem of the Week: How Much How Many?

Nov 11, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

“How many clothes can I fit into my suitcase?” “How far can we get on a litre of gas?” These are the types of questions we ask ourselves all the time, but may not realize that we can arrive at the answers by using math! ..

Word Problem of the Week: All In Good Measure

Nov 1, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

Measuring allows us to find out the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something. And we use our abilities to measure in a lot of different ways. From figuring out what size of clothes we should wear — to buying the right sized couch for..

Word Problems of the Week: Getting A Handle On Homework

Oct 26, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

When we’re in school, it seems like the homework never ends. Day after day, class after class, we’re asked to put the things we learn into practice. And it requires a certain amount of dedication to get — and stay — on to..

Word Problems of the Week: School Scenarios

Oct 18, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

  School provides a myriad of opportunities to think critically and apply math skills in the most unusual ways. Whether it’s while making a collage in art class or splitting into groups for music class, one just never knows when they&r..

Word Problems of the Week: Mixed Bag Dj vu

Oct 11, 2020 | Collingwood Blog

Holy déjà vu’, math man… it’s another mathematical mixed bag! Last week’s word problems were all about using math skills to navigate real-life situations. This week, since these kinds of scenarios are endless..