# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Mathematical, Musical Mind Puzzle

Feb 27, 2019

We have quite the fun brain twister in this week’s word problem challenge! This musical mind puzzle offers great math help for kids as it...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Platypus Math Challenge!

Feb 20, 2019

What do you get when you cross a platypus and a long division problem?A mathypus. We know a platypus won’t be looking for math help for kids, but...

Feb 13, 2019

### Word Problem Wednesday: Dolphins, Whales and Math — Oh My!

Feb 6, 2019

We have a whale of a math help for kids word problem this week! Be ready for a challenge, but don’t be scared, you don’t have to be a brain ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice In The Garden

Jan 30, 2019

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Big Trucks Make For Big Math Problems

Jan 23, 2019

Q: How do they throw a party on a construction site?A: They raise the roof!When you need elementary math help, Mathnasium is the place to come!...

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Math Problem To Save Your Sole

Jan 16, 2019

Step on up, we’ve got some great kids’ math learning right here! No need to toe the line, our word problem challenge is so intriguing, you’ll want...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Balto The Sled Dog Saves Nome, Alaska

Jan 9, 2019

When the residents of Nome, Alaska needed medical help, Balto the sled dog came through for them. When kids need elementary math help, or when...

### Word Problem Wednesday: How BIG Is A Woolly Mammoth?

Jan 2, 2019

How big is BIG? Is a caveman big? How about a woolly mammoth? How much bigger than a caveman do you think a woolly mammoth would be?Kids math...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Birthday Candle Challenge

Dec 26, 2018

🎵 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... 🎵How old is Barb? Sometimes it’s just not proper to ask someone how old they are. Luckily, we...

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