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    Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza, Fractions, and Conversion Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza, Fractions, and Conversion Math

    Sep 19, 2018

    Pepperoni...mushrooms...ham and pineapple… No matter what your preferred toppings, I think we can all agree that sometimes pizza is a necessity!...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Time Travel is Elementary When You Understand the Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Time Travel is Elementary When You Understand the Math

    Sep 12, 2018

    “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ―Tennessee WilliamsWhere—or rather, WHEN—would you go if you could travel through time? This...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Multiplication, Division, and Homework Help

    Word Problem Wednesday: Multiplication, Division, and Homework Help

    Sep 5, 2018

    Now that school is back in session it’s time to think about studying, homework, and time management. Have you been doing your homework on a daily...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Population and Percent In The Land of Oz

    Word Problem Wednesday: Population and Percent In The Land of Oz

    Aug 29, 2018

    Would you ever want to live in Oz? We think it might be pretty interesting to land in this amazing, magical world! In this week’s word problem...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Problem-Solving and Paranormal Activity

    Word Problem Wednesday: Problem-Solving and Paranormal Activity

    Aug 22, 2018

    (Ghostbusters image courtesy of Columbia Pictures.)




    Word Problem Wednesday: Social Media And Middle School Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Social Media And Middle School Math

    Aug 15, 2018

    We use social media for so many things: Staying connected with family and friends, sharing what’s going on in our lives, following companies and...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Parties, Balloons, and Elementary Math Skills

    Word Problem Wednesday: Parties, Balloons, and Elementary Math Skills

    Aug 8, 2018

     

    Did you know that helium balloons have been used on other planets? That’s right! The Russian space probes Vega 1 and Vega 2 used helium balloons...







    Word Problem Wednesday: Teamwork, Robots, and Elementary Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Teamwork, Robots, and Elementary Math

    Jul 25, 2018

    Q: What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?A: A Trans-Farmer!We live in the age of technology: cell phones, televisions, computers,...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Campfires, Marshmallows, and Middle-School Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Campfires, Marshmallows, and Middle-School Math

    Jul 18, 2018

    What’s your favorite campfire food? Here at Mathnasium we’re partial s’mores. Not just because they taste soooo delicious, or because they’re...



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