## Westwood Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Practicing Math With Money

May 9, 2017 | Westwood Blog

Money, Money! Today’s Word Problem Wednesday taps into our everyday math skills to help us to find something we want to buy, account for sales and coupons, and use those smarts to budget our money correctly to get that thing! Maggie&rs..

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Very Unusual Spider!

Sep 28, 2016 | Westwood Blog

Image: By Adam Hammond [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons On this Word Problem Wednesday, the spotlight's on a cute little desert arachnid that's a little more roly-poly than creepy crawly! The golden wheel spider gets around in a ra..

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Olympics!

Aug 17, 2016 | Westwood Blog

We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow. It takes an Olympic canoe paddler ..

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Birthday Surprise With a Bow!

Jul 27, 2016 | Westwood Blog

This installment of Word Problem Wednesday goes out to all of you attending fun birthday parties this summer! Solve our word problem below, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how much r..

### Meet the Newest (and Largest) Prime Number!

Jan 28, 2016 | Westwood Blog

We're rolling out the welcome mat to celebrate the newest prime number, which was discovered last week! What is a prime number, you ask? It's a whole number that has exactly two distinct factors, namely 1 and itself! As an example, 7, is..

### STEM Career Spotlight: Lauren Schreibstein, Healthcare Analytics Manager

Jan 25, 2016 | Westwood Blog

Once an aspiring doctor, Healthcare Analytics Manager Lauren Schreibstein found her professional niche using math and data analysis to help keep New Yorkers healthy. The most populous city in the United States is much a healthier one thanks to this week&#..

### Venus Fly Traps... and Math?

Jan 22, 2016 | Westwood Blog

(Image: "venus fly trap" by Peter Shanks is licensed under CC BY 2.0) We have to admit, we thought we were dreaming when we came across the headline Venus Fly Traps Use Counting To Identify Prey. Turns out, counting is the key to this carnivo..

### Mathing With Your Kids: Math Monsters!

Jan 21, 2016 | Westwood Blog

(Image via Macaroni Kid) If there's one thing we love, it's a good math craft... especially when it doubles as a manipulative! Jennifer Schorr's adorable math monsters craft on Macaroni Kid definitely fits the bill, combining creative time ..