## Word Problem Wednesday: Kitten Whiskers

By Mathnasium | February 26, 2020

You haven’t done your daily math yet? You’ve got to be kitten me! Well, you’re in luck! We have a cat-tastic word problem challenge for you this week! If you’re looking for the best math tutors to provide your child with math instruction that will bring their grades and their spirits up, you’ve come to the purrrr-fect place!

This week’s word problem gives students the opportunity to practice elementary math skills such as multiplication and counting by tens. Take a look at the question and take your time to solve the puzzle.

Question: Each of 10 cats has 10 kittens. Each of the kittens has 10 whiskers. How many kitten whiskers are there?

Solution: If each of the 10 cats has 10 kittens, then there are 10 × 10 = 100 kittens. If each kitten has 10 whiskers, then there are 100 × 10 = 1,000 whiskers.

## Word Problem Wednesday: Piranha Puzzle

By Mathnasium | February 5, 2020

If you’re looking for the best math tutors you should know that our Mathnasium instructors have a real appetite for math tutoring! Do you know what else has a real appetite? Piranhas! Today’s word problem challenge is all about piranhas, but don’t be afraid, math problem piranhas are the safest kind!

This fun word problem will give elementary level students the opportunity to practice skills such as fractions and decimals. Don’t be afraid to dip your toe in the water, take a look at the question below and see if you can work out the solution.

Question: Luke says he saw a piranha that was 4¾ inches long. Howard says he saw a piranha that was 4.7 inches long. Who saw the bigger piranha?

Take your time and think it over. When you’re ready, look below to compare your solution to ours.

Solution: One way to solve this problem is to write both measurements as decimals. Since ¼ is equal to 0.25, ¾ must be equal to 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 0.75. That means that a piranha that is 4¾ inches long is 4.75 inches long. Since 4.75 is greater than 4.7, Luke saw the bigger piranha.

## Valentine’s Day Kids Math Help Activity!

By Mathnasium | February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is all about finding opportunities to express our love and appreciation for the people and things that have a positive impact on our lives. At Mathnasium, of course this includes the subject of math itself! We have seen firsthand that those who love and enjoy math are more successful in school and life. This is why we provide kids math help in the way that allows our students to truly understand math, and often even come to love it!