While healthy eating may not always seem fun, getting into the habit of fueling our bodies with nutritious foods is super important. It keeps us from getting sick and gives us the energy for all kinds of things like doing those never-ending household chores and hiking our favorite mountain trails.
Did you know that approximately $700 MILLION in pies are sold in grocery stores every year? That doesn’t include those found in restaurants, food service or price clubs. And if you lined up the number of pies sold at U.S. grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe — and then some! Of course, we’re not surprised. Pie is one of our favorite foods too. Sure, it might have something to do with the fact that it is usually made in a pleasing ROUND shape, and when we slice into it, we can practice our skills with fractions. But sometimes that flaky, gooey, tasty goodness just hits the spot.
The world’s greatest sculptors, painters, and photographers depend on math to create their art. Not only do artists use elements of composition — such as geometry and proportions — to perfect their work, they also use math behind the scenes in the studio! This week’s word problems show a practical application of math in sketching, sculpting, photography and painting — exactly the kind of thing that every budding artist should learn and understand.
People have been infatuated with the wizarding world depicted in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, from famous sites such as Hogwarts and Diagon Alley to household charms, magical creatures, and the international sport played on flying broomsticks — Quidditch!
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Spark your child’s imagination with this week’s word problems themed around the famous children’s novel “James and the Giant Peach.”
When the global pandemic shuttered schools across the U.S. in March, the concept of the “COVID slide” became a new term in our vocabulary. It refers to a pattern of learning loss that typically happens over summer break, but more severe due to extended school closures. The COVID slide means that students may start the 2020-2021 school year substantially behind in their education and will continue to struggle this year — and potentially well beyond.
This week’s word problems are about math in everyday life! Read the introduction below with your child. Then, choose the word problem that’s the right skill level for them and have them give it a try. When they feel they’ve found the answer, visit the next page with them to check their solution against ours.
Many different types of math problems come up in everyday life. They can be simple, like adding change or counting the hours until it’s time to meet up with friends. They can also be more complex, such as using geometry and scaling to draw pictures, or using algebra to earn money from home. Whichever way you find yourself using math every day, it is there to help make things easier and more manageable! Let’s practice solving an everyday math problem!