This week’s word problems make reference to the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving comic book superheroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Lower elementary students will get to compare the Ninja Turtles’ heights. Upper elementary will measure out toxic sewage using the concept of wholes and parts. Middle school students will help April, friend of the Ninja Turtles, choose a job by calculating unit rates, and more advanced students will practice finding the area of a circle of the Ninja Turtles’ favorite food –pizza!
Go to the next page and read this week’s description with your child. Choose the word problem that’s the right skill level for them and have them give it a try! After they feel they’ve found the answer, visit Page 3 for the solution!