# Number Sense Blog

### 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...

Apr 24, 2019

### 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?...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice With Amazing Ants

Mar 20, 2019

Did you know that an ant can carry 50 times its own body weight? Or that ants (especially queen ants) live longer than any other insect? Ants are...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Stan And The Computer Scan

Mar 13, 2019

Q: Why did the computer keep sneezing?A: It had a virus! All joking aside, if you use a computer, you are directly benefiting from math in action!...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Great Mathnasium Baking Show!

Mar 6, 2019

One of the most common “real world math” applications is in cooking and baking. Recipes require a lot of mathematical knowledge, especially if...

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