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Word Problem Wednesday: The Olympics!

Aug 17, 2016

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 1 minute a...

Word Problem Wednesday: Ants!

Dec 7, 2016

For this installment of Word Problem Wednesday, we're challenging you to use your high school geometry knowledge to solve a creepy crawly word problem! Give it a try and check back tomorrow for the answer. Believe it or not, ants use math to ge...

Word Problem Wednesday: Space!

Dec 14, 2016

On Word Problem Wednesday, we're looking up toward the stars... and beyond! Solve our space shuttle word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer! A space shuttle has 1 large fuel tank and 3 small fuel tanks. The tanks are filled with 600...

Word Problem Wednesday: Travels and Time Zones!

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year! On the first Word Problem Wednesday of 2017, we're shouting out to all of you who had a great time traveling with family over the holidays. Solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. Paolo takes a pla...

Word Problem Wednesday: The School Choir

Jan 11, 2017

Image: By Stilfehler (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday celebrates all of you who have been inspired to raise funds for a cause! Solve our word problem about a very enterpr...

Word Problem Wednesday: Christmas!

Dec 17, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we've prepared a very special word problem for those of you who are gearing up for Christmas celebrations this weekend! Solve our word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. Rachel the Christ...

Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers - The 2016 Edition!

Dec 8, 2016

Happy Holidays! The most wonderful time of year is here once again and to celebrate, we’ve combed the internet for the cutest, coolest math gifts around. Here are our picks for 2016! For young mathletes: Math booties (via Etsy) ...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Sweet Holiday Treat!

Nov 30, 2016

Holiday spirit is in the air, and one of our favorite festive traditions is making homemade sweet treats to share with our friends! Of course, with much kitchen wizardry comes much math, which is our inspiration for this week's installment of Word...

Word Problem Wednesday: Gobble Gobble!

Nov 23, 2016

Image: "Thanksgiving Turkey" by Ruocaled is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Gobble gobble! It's Word Problem Wednesday AND Thanksgiving Eve, so we're celebrating with a word problem in tribute to the classic Thanksgiving staple. Solve our Turkey Day w...

Word Problem Wednesday: A Bicycle Word Problem!

Nov 16, 2016

Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer! Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the ...

Word Problem Wednesday: Marbles

Jan 18, 2017

Image: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons We're feeling a bit nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Try answering our word problem about marbles—we'll update with the sol...

May 15, 2020

Happy Friday, math fans! Numbers are our favorite things - and how can you go wrong with a puzzle of numbers? Download this Number Cross Puzzle put your numbers knowledge to the test! Number Cross Puzzle Number Cross Puzzle Answer Key ...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Correct Results!

May 20, 2020

When studying any school subject, math can often help you make the grade! History, science, English ... try this week’s word problems to see how you can combine math with your favorite subjects to get the correct results!   Find the wor...

Word Problem Wednesday: Counting

May 27, 2020

There’s so many ways you can count! See the interesting take on counting this week’s word problems have in store!   Find the word problem below that’s the right skill level for you, and give it a try. Take your time working it out — no ...

Activity Alert: Number Sense Workout (Halves)

Jun 5, 2020

Apr 12, 2023

In today's world, math skills can come in handy at any moment. Practicing this week's word problems will sharpen those skills and help your child be at the ready! Find the word problem below that’s the right skill level for your child and,...

Word Problem Wednesday: Neverland

Jun 10, 2020

Introduction Our instructors love bringing excitement and fun to the topics they teach! This week we have word problems — all about the fictional island of Neverland — to spark your child’s imagination! We have new math word problems every Wedn...

Word Problem Wednesday: After School

Jun 17, 2020

Introduction Has your child ever counted the minutes until they were done with their studies and could finally go play? This week's word problems are all about after school because, from saving allowance for that favorite video game to sel...

Jun 19, 2020