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# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Challenge You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!

May 29, 2019

Q: Why are dentists such good problem solvers?A: They’re experienced at getting to the root of a problem.You know who else is experienced at...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Money Math Around Town

May 22, 2019

Money, making purchases, and ensuring you get correct change is one of the most common ways we use math on a daily basis. Nobody wants to be left...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Alligators Are Scary, Math Is Not

May 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a white alligator? No, not the *ghost* of an alligator, an actual white alligator! We aren’t telling you a tall-tale, white...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Take Tutoring In Math Wherever You Go!

May 8, 2019

Where in the world would you like to travel, and how might you use your math education to plan your travels? If you visit nearby locations you...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Casting Light On Elementary School Math

May 1, 2019

Q: What’s bigger than you but doesn’t weigh anything?A: Your shadow!We don’t mean to be shady, but lean in and listen up, because we have a...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Counting Cookies

Apr 24, 2019

Get ready, because this week’s word problem challenge is sweet! If your tutor for math brings up cookies as part of your math help you know the...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Logic Machines

Apr 17, 2019

First A, then B, then C. It’s so comforting when events follow a logical progression, and this logic is a wonderfully mathematical concept. Any...

### Word Problem Wednesday: When Life Gives You Oranges, Make Math Problems!

Apr 10, 2019

The best way to start your day is with a good dose of vitamin C and boosted math skills! We wish we could say that our math learning centers...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

Mar 27, 2019

*“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”*Do you remember which of the 3 little pigs’ house was the one that did NOT blow down?...