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Word Problem Wednesday: The Origami Dinner Party!

Feb 17, 2016

It's another Word Problem Wednesday! In February, we're all about celebrating the beauty of math in all its forms... one of which is the geometric art of origami. Give our origami-themed word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! ...

Word Problem Wednesday: In Celebration of Leap Day!

Mar 2, 2016

Leap Day 2016 was this week, on Monday, February 29! On this Word Problem Wednesday, give our leap year-themed word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. 2016 is a leap year! Every 4 years, there is an extra day at the end of Fe...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Movie Star Mathematician

Mar 23, 2016

On Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating the contributions of screen siren and mathematician Hedy Lamarr! Give our word problem a try... we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Hedy Lamarr was born in 1914. She was a mathematician and invent...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Garden of Gardenias

Mar 30, 2016

Spring is in full bloom, and we can't think of a better word problem for this installment of Word Problem Wednesday than this one about gardening! Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Harrison has a full 3–gallon watering can....

It's a Square Root Day Word Problem Giveaway!

Apr 4, 2016

It's a Square Root Day word problem giveaway! Email ilovemath@mathnasium.com with your answer to our Square Root Day word problem by Friday, April 8—one lucky winner will receive a Mathnasium prize pack! The perimeter of a square grilled cheese...

Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza!

Apr 20, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's word problem certainly has our stomachs growling for some pizza. Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Morgan’s scout troop is having a pizza party. They order 2 each of 3 varieties of ...

Word Problem Wednesday: How Many Strings?

Apr 27, 2016

Source: "Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey" by Vancouver 125 - The City of Vancouver is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Happy Word Problem Wednesday! Give our orchestra word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! An ...

Word Problem Wednesday: May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4, 2016

(Image source) We know it's going to be a great day when Star Wars Day aligns with Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a try—we'll update with the answer tomorrow! General Leia is flying a T-47 Airspeeder to Echo Base at 650 kilome...

"Woof" Problem Wednesday: Dog Walking!

May 11, 2016

Source: "Dogs" by Kristine Paulus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're all about our furry canine companions! Give our word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Grace, Ruby, and James volunteer ...

Word Problem Wednesday: Colored Pencils Vs. Crayons

May 18, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's word problem goes out to all of you who love getting colorful and creative! Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Harrison bought a box of 64 colored pencils for \$24.00 and a box of 36 ...

Word Problem Wednesday: Fairies!

May 25, 2016

Image by Janny Sandholm - http://www.elfwood.com/~sandholm/Little-fairy-Girl.3188228.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17548256 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating a mythical creature that's capt...

Word Problem Wednesday: Picnics and Sandwiches!

Jun 8, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! It's getting sunnier and sunnier by the day, which means many opportunities for picnics on the horizon! Give this week's mouthwatering word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Cameron and Morgan a...

Word Problem Wednesday: Batter Up!

Jun 15, 2016

We hope everyone's having a great summer! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're shining the spotlight on one of our favorite summertime activities: BASEBALL! Give it a try, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Hank and Benjamin play on the s...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Balloon Animal Menagerie

Jun 22, 2016

Image by Magicludovic (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons In the summertime or year-round, a well-made balloon animal always makes us smile... hence this Word Problem Wednesday tribute! Give our word problem a try and check...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Hot Dog Conundrum

Jul 6, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week, a backyard barbecue staple is in the spotlight. Solve our hot dog word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution! Hot dogs come in packages of 10. Hot dog buns come in packages of 8. Each bottle o...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Texas Edition!

Jul 20, 2016

Last week, Team Mathnasium gathered in Dallas, TX for the 12th Annual Mathnasium Convention, and we're still glowing from the amazing time we had... hence the focal point of this installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a shot ...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Birthday Surprise With a Bow!

Jul 27, 2016

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...

Aug 3, 2016

Source: "Purebred English Bulldog in Glasses and Book" by Vic is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Greetings, problem solvers! This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday is for all of you bibliophiles who savored every word on their summer readin...

Word Problem Wednesday: Cake!

Aug 10, 2016

Here at Mathnasium, we think math is pretty yummy ... hence this week's delightfully delectable installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Sink your teeth into our cake word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Nom, nom, nom, indeed! If ...

Mental Math Checkup: Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're lik...

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