# Number Sense Blog

By Mathnasium | Added Jan 8, 2020

Q: How do birds get better at math?
A: They eggs-ercise their brains with word problems!

Word problems aren’t just for the birds, they’re a great way for students to improve their math skills as well! Our weekly word problem challenges are a great way for children to supplement their tutoring after school and get in some fun logic and math practice on a regular basis.

Today’s question gives students an opportunity to practice their elementary math skills such as multiplication, division, subtraction and addition. Take a look at the question below and give it a try. Don’t just wing it, take your time thinking about it. Be sure to come back tomorrow to check your solution against ours!

Question: It takes Andrew 25 minutes to build one bird feeder. If he needs to build seven bird feeders and has already finished three, how much longer will it take Andrew to finish the bird feeders?

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Bedtime Math: http://bedtimemath.org/

National PTA: http://www.pta.org/

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Numberphile: http://www.numberphile.com/

PTO Today: http://www.ptotoday.com/

STEM Connector: http://blog.stemconnector.org/

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