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Word Problem Wednesday: Math and Reading

Nov 7, 2018

(Image of child reading by Tim Pierce)

Do you love reading? We do! In fact, sometimes we use math as part of our reading. This week’s word problem...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Math of Nest Building

Oct 31, 2018

Q: When does a teacher carry birdseed?A: When there is a parrot-teacher conference! This week’s word problem is tweet-tastic! Practice your...

Word Problem Wednesday: The Art And Craft Of Great Math Skills

Oct 24, 2018

We love arts and crafts! There’s nothing so satisfying as making something special with your own two hands. And quite often, arts and crafts...

Word Problem Wednesday: Weights, Measures, And A Very Heavy Snowman

Oct 17, 2018

🎵Do you want to build a snowman?🎶 Exactly how big (or heavy) a snowman do you think you could make? In this week’s word problem challenge, Anna...

Oct 10, 2018

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? And the more chocolate chips the better, right? This week’s word problem challenge uses cookies to...

Word Problem Wednesday: Grocery Budget Math

Oct 3, 2018

What do you like to buy when you go to the store? When you’re shopping on a budget you have to think carefully about what you’re going to put in...

Word Problem Wednesday: Math Help For Kids And… Droids!

Sep 26, 2018

(Image courtesy of LucasFilm.)

Q: Why did the droid cross the road? A: To get to the Dark Side! Droids on the Dark Side? Yikes! In this week’s...

Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza, Fractions, and Conversion Math

Sep 19, 2018

Pepperoni...mushrooms...ham and pineapple… No matter what your preferred toppings, I think we can all agree that sometimes pizza is a necessity!...

Word Problem Wednesday: Time Travel is Elementary When You Understand the Math

Sep 12, 2018

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” ―Tennessee WilliamsWhere—or rather, WHEN—would you go if you could travel through time? This...

Word Problem Wednesday: Multiplication, Division, and Homework Help

Sep 5, 2018

Now that school is back in session it’s time to think about studying, homework, and time management. Have you been doing your homework on a daily...

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