# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Math Problem To Save Your Sole

Jan 16, 2019

Step on up, we’ve got some great kids’ math learning right here! No need to toe the line, our word problem challenge is so intriguing, you’ll want...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Balto The Sled Dog Saves Nome, Alaska

Jan 9, 2019

When the residents of Nome, Alaska needed medical help, Balto the sled dog came through for them. When kids need elementary math help, or when...

### Word Problem Wednesday: How BIG Is A Woolly Mammoth?

Jan 2, 2019

How big is BIG? Is a caveman big? How about a woolly mammoth? How much bigger than a caveman do you think a woolly mammoth would be?Kids math...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Birthday Candle Challenge

Dec 26, 2018

🎵 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... 🎵How old is Barb? Sometimes it’s just not proper to ask someone how old they are. Luckily, we...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Figure Out The Math Of Falling Leaves

Dec 19, 2018

Q: What did the little tree say to the bully tree?A: Leaf me alone.If that joke doesn’t grow on you, keep reading, we have a challenge that’s so...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Apple Picking To Keep Your Math Brain Healthy

Dec 12, 2018

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”

Just as eating good food every day keeps your body healthy, doing a little bit of math every day keeps...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Exercise Your Math Muscle Regularly!

Dec 5, 2018

Do you play an instrument or a sport? How long to you spend practicing each week? Any skill is like a muscle, and should be exercised...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Cooking Math And Chocolate Mousse

Nov 28, 2018

What’s your favorite dessert? Is it cookies? Chocolate? It’s the holiday season, which means time for cooking and food...and math!

### Word Problem Wednesday: Thanksgiving Travel And Real World Math

Nov 21, 2018

Are you visiting family or friends over the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, your travel plans may be the perfect opportunity to practice your math...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Doggone Great Kids Math Learning!

Nov 14, 2018

What do dogs do when life gets ruff? They go to the dog park, of course! And what do math students do when life gets rough? They call on...

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