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    Word Problem Wednesday: Math and Reading

    By Mathnasium | Added Nov 7, 2018

    Students can practice elementary school math skills such as multiplication and division to help a student figure out how long it will take him to read a very long book in this word problem challenge.

    (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 challenge brings together these two subjects in a wonderful way! Can you use your elementary school math skills such as multiplication and division to help Michael figure out how long it will take him to read a very long book? 

    Take your time thinking about it. Be sure to come back tomorrow to check your solution against ours!

    Question: Michael is reading a book that is 3,600 pages long. It’s a very long book, but Michael can read very quickly. If Michael reads 240 pages per day, then how long will it take him to finish the book?

    (For another great post about math and reading, check out our recent blog post, Thirty Books to Make Kids’ Math Learning Fun.)


     


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