Number Sense Blog


    Word Problem Wednesday: Collecting Seashells

    By Mathnasium | Added Nov 13, 2019

    Students can practice math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic and repeating patterns with this word problem challenge from Mathnasium.

    We take our role as the leading kids’ tutor in math very seriously, but that doesn’t mean that our after school tutoring practice has to be serious. We want to teach kids that math can be fun! Part of the fun is being able to apply math in real-world situations and work out problems on their own.

    This week’s word problem challenge gives students the opportunity to practice math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic and repeating patterns. Take a look at the question below and put your mind to working it out. 


    Question: Bethany collected 19 seashells today. Yesterday, she collected twice as many as she did today. She plans to collect twice as many seashells tomorrow as she did yesterday. How many seashells does Bethany plan to collect tomorrow?

    Take your time working it out, and when you're ready look below to check your solution against ours!

     

    Solution: Bethany collected 19 seashells today and 19 + 19 = 38 seashells yesterday. Twice as many as 38 seashells is 38 + 38 = 76 seashells. So, Bethany plans to collect 76 seashells tomorrow.

     

     

     

    Find Your Local Mathnasium

       

    Subscribe to Email Updates


    search

    Authors



    Before I came to Mathnasium, I could sum up everything I felt about math in one word: 'EVIL!' I hated math. ... Mathnasium has been my safe haven. They truly have shown me the light when it came to addressing my fear and provided me with the tools that I need to rebuild my prior knowledge so that I won't forget it. Math is no longer a subject I shy away from but it is a subject I can boldly accept and understand.

    Roxanne, 12th grade

    girl_backpack.jpg