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    Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice In The Garden

    By Mathnasium | Added Jan 30, 2019

    Get some elementary math help with this fun word problem challenge! Practice elementary math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions with this fun gardening-themed word problem from Mathnasium.

    “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” -Gertrude Jekyll

    A garden may certainly be a grand teacher for some things, but Mathnasium is the leading math tutorial center! And what better way to get some elementary math help than with a fun word problem challenge? Math students can practice their elementary math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions with this fun gardening-themed word problem.

    You don’t have to have a green thumb to figure out the answer. Just read below, put your mind to it, and take your time. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the solution!

    Question: Ella plants a dozen seeds. Half of those seeds sprout and grow into plants. Each of those plants grows 3 flowers. How many flowers does Ella have?

     

    Solution: A dozen means 12. So, since half of Ella’s 12 planted seeds sprout, that means 6 seeds sprout and grow into plants. Each of those plants grows 3 flowers, so Ella has 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 18 flowers.




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