# Number Sense Blog

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 22, 2018

(Ghostbusters image courtesy of Columbia Pictures.)

### Word Problem Wednesday: Social Media And Middle School Math

Aug 15, 2018

We use social media for so many things: Staying connected with family and friends, sharing what’s going on in our lives, following companies and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Parties, Balloons, and Elementary Math Skills

Aug 8, 2018

Did you know that helium balloons have been used on other planets? That’s right! The Russian space probes Vega 1 and Vega 2 used helium balloons...

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