School provides a myriad of opportunities to think critically and apply math skills in the most unusual ways. Whether it’s while making a collage in art class or splitting into groups for music class, one just never knows when they’re going to pop up.
Holy déjà vu’, math man… it’s another mathematical mixed bag! Last week’s word problems were all about using math skills to navigate real-life situations. This week, since these kinds of scenarios are endless, we are sharing some more.
Life is so diverse, you never know what might come your way as you go through each day. This week, we have a mixed bag of word problems to help children apply mathematical knowledge to a variety of situations.
Money is an important part of everyday life, and it just makes sense to know the function of dollars and cents.
Spending hours on the computer for distance learning — and work — can be a little tedious. So why not inject some fun into the day?
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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 meteorologists work on daily weather forecasting, some conduct atmospheric research and some even teach.
While healthy eating may not always seem fun, getting into the habit of fueling our bodies with nutritious foods is super important. It keeps us from getting sick and gives us the energy for all kinds of things like doing those never-ending household chores and hiking our favorite mountain trails.
Did you know that approximately $700 MILLION in pies are sold in grocery stores every year? That doesn’t include those found in restaurants, food service or price clubs. And if you lined up the number of pies sold at U.S. grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe — and then some! Of course, we’re not surprised. Pie is one of our favorite foods too. Sure, it might have something to do with the fact that it is usually made in a pleasing ROUND shape, and when we slice into it, we can practice our skills with fractions. But sometimes that flaky, gooey, tasty goodness just hits the spot.
The world’s greatest sculptors, painters, and photographers depend on math to create their art. Not only do artists use elements of composition — such as geometry and proportions — to perfect their work, they also use math behind the scenes in the studio! This week’s word problems show a practical application of math in sketching, sculpting, photography and painting — exactly the kind of thing that every budding artist should learn and understand.
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 broomsticks — Quidditch!