# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

Mar 27, 2019

“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”Do you remember which of the 3 little pigs’ house was the one that did NOT blow down?...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice With Amazing Ants

Mar 20, 2019

Did you know that an ant can carry 50 times its own body weight? Or that ants (especially queen ants) live longer than any other insect? Ants are...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Stan And The Computer Scan

Mar 13, 2019

Q: Why did the computer keep sneezing?A: It had a virus! All joking aside, if you use a computer, you are directly benefiting from math in action!...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Great Mathnasium Baking Show!

Mar 6, 2019

One of the most common “real world math” applications is in cooking and baking. Recipes require a lot of mathematical knowledge, especially if...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Mathematical, Musical Mind Puzzle

Feb 27, 2019

We have quite the fun brain twister in this week’s word problem challenge! This musical mind puzzle offers great math help for kids as it...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Platypus Math Challenge!

Feb 20, 2019

What do you get when you cross a platypus and a long division problem?A mathypus. We know a platypus won’t be looking for math help for kids, but...

Feb 13, 2019

### Word Problem Wednesday: Dolphins, Whales and Math — Oh My!

Feb 6, 2019

We have a whale of a math help for kids word problem this week! Be ready for a challenge, but don’t be scared, you don’t have to be a brain ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice In The Garden

Jan 30, 2019

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Big Trucks Make For Big Math Problems

Jan 23, 2019

Q: How do they throw a party on a construction site?A: They raise the roof!When you need elementary math help, Mathnasium is the place to come!...

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