# Number Sense Blog

### Math Enables this Veterinarian to Live Her Childhood Dream

Jul 31, 2020

Sara Ochoa Keeps Pets Happy and Healthy Dr. Sara Ochoa grew up in rural Calhoun, Louisiana. Like many children, she dreamed of being an animal doctor. She got plenty of practice thanks to the variety of wildlife in her area — and her open-mind...

### 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: Math in Science

Jul 22, 2020

Introduction Math is an essential part of conducting and analyzing scientific research. This week, our word problems delve into the fields of biology, demography, ecology and epidemiology. Read this week’s description with your child. Choose...

### 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: 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...

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