Word Problem Wednesday: Getting A Handle On Homework

By Mathnasium | October 28, 2020

When we’re in school, it seems like the homework never ends. Day after day, class after class, we’re asked to put the things we learn into practice. And it requires a certain amount of dedication to get — and stay — on top of our assignments.

This week’s word problems feature various students handling homework like pros. Read the problems below and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

Word Problem Wednesday: School Scenarios

By Mathnasium | October 21, 2020

School provides a myriad of opportunities to think critically and apply math skills in the most unusual ways. Whether it’s while making a collage in art class or splitting into groups for music class, one just never knows when they’re going to pop up.

This week’s word problems feature real-life scenarios where students can use their math knowledge. Read the problems below and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

Word Problem Wednesday: Mixed Bag Déjà vu’

By Mathnasium | October 14, 2020

Holy déjà vu’, math man… it’s another mathematical mixed bag! Last week’s word problems were all about using math skills to navigate real-life situations. This week, since these kinds of scenarios are endless, we are sharing some more.  

Read the problems below and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

Word Problem Wednesday: Mathematical Mixed Bag

By Mathnasium | October 7, 2020

Life is so diverse, you never know what might come your way as you go through each day. This week, we have a mixed bag of word problems to help children apply mathematical knowledge to a variety of situations.

Read the problems below and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

Word Problem Wednesday: Dollars and Sense

By Mathnasium | September 30, 2020

Money is an important part of everyday life, and it just makes sense to know the function of dollars and cents.

This week’s word problems focus on understanding value and calculating purchases. Read the problems below and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

New Mathnasium Virtual Backgrounds!

By Marketing Department | September 27, 2020

Spending hours on the computer for distance learning — and work — can be a little tedious. So why not inject some fun into the day? 

Now available: Our FREE Mathnasium virtual backgrounds! With several whimsically engaging designs to choose from, each member of your family can express their unique personality.

Click on the name of the background to see a preview. When you find one that you like, click the “DOWNLOAD” button next to it and save it to your computer. You can then upload it onto your digital platform of choice. If you decide you like more than one, that’s okay too. There’s no limit to the number you can have, so feel free to collect the whole set!

Word Problem Wednesday: Sunny with a Chance of Rain

By Mathnasium | September 23, 2020

If you’ve ever watched the Weather Channel or the weather segment of the evening news, you’ve seen meteorologists in action. They are scientists who use mathematical models and knowledge to understand and predict weather and climate. Some meteorologists work on daily weather forecasting, some conduct atmospheric research and some even teach.

This week’s word problems follow meteorologists in the making as they use math to study the weather around them. Read the following problems and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

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.

This week’s word problems feature healthy eating options for Natalie, William and Mason. But they can apply to us too. So read the following problems and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

Word Problem Wednesday: A Slice of the Pie

By Mathnasium | September 9, 2020

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.

This week’s word problems are all about pie — and are enough to make any mouth drool!  So pull up a napkin, look below and choose a problem that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.

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.

Look at the following word problems and choose the one that’s the right skill level for your child. Have them give it a try. And when they feel they’ve found the answer, check their solution against ours on the next page.