Now, we don't like to be Debbie Downer but we have some bad news for you. Math skills in American schools are suffering. A lot! Out of our 50 states, 20 of them are scoring below the national average. In fact, Americans continually score..
Tutoring for math is no game for us — but we do think it should be fun! Don’t pawn it off on someone else, check out this word problem today, mate! We promise you won’t be “board”.
This week’s word problem asks students to show off their elementary level math skills such as multiplication, division, fractions and percents. Don’t be afraid to make a move, we know you can do it!
Question: Mr. Brown teaches 6th grade math and runs the chess club. 75% of the students in his chess club are also in his math class. The other 8 students in the chess club have a different math teacher. How many students are there in the chess club?
Take your time and think about how to solve it, and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to compare your solution to ours.