# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: Grow Your Everyday Math Skills

Apr 3, 2018

Q: Why did the gardener plant light bulbs?A: Because she wanted to grow a power plant!

### Word Problem Wednesday: Science-Fiction Fun With Math

Mar 28, 2018

If you had a time machine, when in history--or into the future--would you go? It’s fun to think about what we might do with time travel, but even...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice Is Just Peachy

Mar 21, 2018

“There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't even started wondering about yet.”   ―Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Mar 14, 2018

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras

Math and music go hand in hand, even...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Using Math Skills In Science Fair Projects

Feb 28, 2018

What goes into making award-winning science fair projects? Why MATH, of course! Math is a key component of all science fair projects....

### Word Problem Wednesday: Extend Your Reach

Feb 14, 2018

Hey,  problem solvers!  This week’s Word Problem Wednesday is going to help you extend your reach.  Put your math skills to the test in today’s...

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