# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Figure Out The Math Of Falling Leaves

Dec 19, 2018

Q: What did the little tree say to the bully tree?A: Leaf me alone.If that joke doesn’t grow on you, keep reading, we have a challenge that’s so...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Apple Picking To Keep Your Math Brain Healthy

Dec 12, 2018

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”

Just as eating good food every day keeps your body healthy, doing a little bit of math every day keeps...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Exercise Your Math Muscle Regularly!

Dec 5, 2018

Do you play an instrument or a sport? How long to you spend practicing each week? Any skill is like a muscle, and should be exercised...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Cooking Math And Chocolate Mousse

Nov 28, 2018

What’s your favorite dessert? Is it cookies? Chocolate? It’s the holiday season, which means time for cooking and food...and math!

### Word Problem Wednesday: Thanksgiving Travel And Real World Math

Nov 21, 2018

Are you visiting family or friends over the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, your travel plans may be the perfect opportunity to practice your math...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Doggone Great Kids Math Learning!

Nov 14, 2018

What do dogs do when life gets ruff? They go to the dog park, of course! And what do math students do when life gets rough? They call on...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math and Reading

Nov 7, 2018

(Image of child reading by Tim Pierce)

Do you love reading? We do! In fact, sometimes we use math as part of our reading. This week’s word problem...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Math of Nest Building

Oct 31, 2018

Q: When does a teacher carry birdseed?A: When there is a parrot-teacher conference! This week’s word problem is tweet-tastic! Practice your...

### 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

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...

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