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    Word Problem Wednesday: The Art And Craft Of Great Math Skills

    Word Problem Wednesday: The Art And Craft Of Great Math Skills

    Oct 24, 2018

    We love arts and crafts! There’s nothing so satisfying as making something special with your own two hands. And quite often, arts and crafts...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Weights, Measures, And A Very Heavy Snowman

    Word Problem Wednesday: Weights, Measures, And A Very Heavy Snowman

    Oct 17, 2018

    🎵Do you want to build a snowman?🎶 Exactly how big (or heavy) a snowman do you think you could make? In this week’s word problem challenge, Anna...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Just Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Just Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Math

    Oct 10, 2018

    Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? And the more chocolate chips the better, right? This week’s word problem challenge uses cookies to...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Grocery Budget Math

    Word Problem Wednesday: Grocery Budget Math

    Oct 3, 2018

    What do you like to buy when you go to the store? When you’re shopping on a budget you have to think carefully about what you’re going to put in...




    Word Problem Wednesday: Math Help For Kids And… Droids!

    Word Problem Wednesday: Math Help For Kids And… Droids!

    Sep 26, 2018

    (Image courtesy of LucasFilm.)

    Q: Why did the droid cross the road? A: To get to the Dark Side! Droids on the Dark Side? Yikes! In this week’s...




    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.)



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