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Math on the Field: Soccer

Mar 31, 2015

Soccer, or Futbol as most enthusiasts call it, takes the crown as the most played and watched sport across the globe. But is soccer just a sport of running and kicking? Is there any strategy to it at all? Soccer requires excellent knowledge, skill...



Super Bowl Problem Set

Jan 28, 2015

NFL Super Bowl XLIX is coming up this Sunday, so it’s time to warm up with some football themed math problems!   Lower Elementary: Question: Kelsey bought a pack of 92 foam fingers to root for the New England Patriots. She passed out half...



Word Problem Wednesday: World Records!

May 6, 2020

    Get ready to break some new world records with this week's word problems! Let's find out just how much, how big, or how fast your record would need to be in order to become the world's next champion!   Find the word problem below t...



Word Problem Wednesday: Get Ready!

Jun 3, 2020

  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 you to be at the ready! Find the word problem below that’s the right skill level, and give it a try. Tak...



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...



Activity Alert! Number Path and Word Search

Jun 19, 2020

  Happy Friday, friends! We have a number path and word search activity sheet for your child that is both engaging and makes math fun! Please follow the links below to download. Workout Activity Workout Activity Answer Key  



Word Problem Wednesday: The Values of Fractions

Jun 24, 2020

Introduction Our instructors at Mathnasium love teaching how math relates to everyday scenarios. That includes the countless ways to measure everyday objects’ fractional values! In this week's word problems, we’ll have your child practice using...



This “Slimy” Job is Really a “Numbers” Job

Jun 29, 2020

  Scott Heger’s company, Blair Adhesives, makes hundreds of different products, but there’s one product category that gets all the attention. Slime. You know that gooey stuff that kids love to play with? Slime is having a heyday, largely ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Units and Unit Rates

Jul 8, 2020

Introduction Unit rates are used in all sorts of everyday applications. Maybe you’ve used kilometres per litre to estimate the next time you’ve needed to get gas, or used unit prices at the store to decide whether or not to buy in bulk. This we...



Word Problem Wednesday: Not Your Typical Neighbors

Jul 15, 2020

Introduction This week’s word problems offer a sneak peek into the home of an unusual, magical family — and give your child practice calculating duration, length, weight and volume. Read this week’s description with your child and choose the...



Word Problem Wednesday: Ninja Turtles

Jul 29, 2020

Introduction This week’s word problems make reference to the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving comic book superheroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Lower elementary students will get to compare the Ninja Turtles’ heights. Upper elementary will ...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Day on a Farm

Aug 5, 2020

Introduction Pigs, puppies, ducks and sheep… what do they all have in common? They’re part of this week’s word problems about life on a farm. Scroll down below, and read this week’s description with your child. Choose the word problem that’s...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Wizarding World

Aug 26, 2020

People have been infatuated with the wizarding world depicted in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, from famous sites such as Hogwarts and Diagon Alley to household charms, magical creatures, and the international sport played on flying broom...



Word Problem Wednesday: Sunny with a Chance of Rain

Sep 23, 2020

If you’ve ever watched the Weather Channel or the weather segment of the evening news, you’ve seen meteorologists in action. They are scientists who use mathematical models and knowledge to understand and predict weather and climate. Some meteor...



Word Problem Wednesday: Mathematical Mixed Bag IV

Dec 30, 2020

We feel like we can never have enough examples of math in real-world situations. They help keep skills sharp and make sure that we can handle whatever comes our way. This week’s word problems do just that in what we call a “mathematical mixed bag....


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