# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Population and Percent In The Land of Oz

Aug 29, 2018

Would you ever want to live in Oz? We think it might be pretty interesting to land in this amazing, magical world! In this week’s word problem...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Problem-Solving and Paranormal Activity

Aug 22, 2018

(Ghostbusters image courtesy of Columbia Pictures.)

### Word Problem Wednesday: Social Media And Middle School Math

Aug 15, 2018

We use social media for so many things: Staying connected with family and friends, sharing what’s going on in our lives, following companies and...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Parties, Balloons, and Elementary Math Skills

Aug 8, 2018

Did you know that helium balloons have been used on other planets? That’s right! The Russian space probes Vega 1 and Vega 2 used helium balloons...

Aug 1, 2018

### Word Problem Wednesday: Teamwork, Robots, and Elementary Math

Jul 25, 2018

Q: What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?A: A Trans-Farmer!We live in the age of technology: cell phones, televisions, computers,...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Campfires, Marshmallows, and Middle-School Math

Jul 18, 2018

What’s your favorite campfire food? Here at Mathnasium we’re partial s’mores. Not just because they taste soooo delicious, or because they’re...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Soar Ahead With Money Math Practice

Jul 11, 2018

Money math skills are some of the most important, most often used math skills in everyday life. Even kids who may not do much purchasing on a...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Backyard DIY and Middle School Math!

Jul 4, 2018

What project would you like to accomplish over the summer? Whatever it is, you might need math to make it happen. It this week’s word problem...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Find Your Way Using a Coordinate Plane

Jun 27, 2018

It’s a great time of year to get out and about! To travel to beaches and amusement parks, or even just take a bike ride and visit some friends...

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