## Word Problem Wednesday: Healthy Eating

By Mathnasium | September 16, 2020

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.

## Word Problem Wednesday: Math and Art

By Mathnasium | September 2, 2020

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.

## Word Problem Wednesday: The Wizarding World

By Mathnasium | August 26, 2020

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!

## Word Problem Wednesday: Ninja Turtles

By Mathnasium | July 29, 2020

# Introduction

This week’s word problems make reference to the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving comic book superheroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Lower elementary students will get to compare the Ninja Turtles’ heights. Upper elementary will measure out toxic sewage using the concept of wholes and parts. Middle school students will help April, friend of the Ninja Turtles, choose a job by calculating unit rates, and more advanced students will practice finding the area of a circle of the Ninja Turtles’ favorite food –pizza!

## Word Problem Wednesday: Math in Science

By Mathnasium | July 22, 2020

# Introduction

Math is an essential part of conducting and analyzing scientific research. This week, our word problems delve into the fields of biology, demography, ecology and epidemiology.

## Word Problem Wednesday: Units and Unit Rates

By Mathnasium | July 8, 2020

# Introduction

Unit rates are used in all sorts of everyday applications. Maybe you’ve used miles per gallon to estimate the next time you’ve needed to get gas, or used unit prices at the store to decide whether or not to buy in bulk. This week’s word problems will give your child practice with units and unit rates and help familiarize them more with this important math concept.

## Word Problem Wednesday: Skills and Talents!

By Mathnasium | July 1, 2020

# Introduction

From playing sports, to winning debates, to creating art, each child has his or her own unique skills and talents. In this week’s word problems, your child will explore some of the math behind using them. And who knows? It may spark ideas for applying math when they practice their own skills and talents!