Number Sense Blog
Aug 17, 2016
We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow.
It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute a...
Dec 7, 2016
For this installment of Word Problem Wednesday, we're challenging you to use your high school geometry knowledge to solve a creepy crawly word problem! Give it a try and check back tomorrow for the answer.
Believe it or not, ants use math to ge...
Dec 14, 2016
On Word Problem Wednesday, we're looking up toward the stars... and beyond! Solve our space shuttle word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer!
A space shuttle has 1 large fuel tank and 3 small fuel tanks. The tanks are filled with 600...
Jan 4, 2017
Happy New Year! On the first Word Problem Wednesday of 2017, we're shouting out to all of you who had a great time traveling with family over the holidays. Solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer.
Paolo takes a pla...
Jan 11, 2017
Image: By Stilfehler (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday celebrates all of you who have been inspired to raise funds for a cause! Solve our word problem about a very enterpr...
Dec 17, 2016
Ho, Ho, Ho! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we've prepared a very special word problem for those of you who are gearing up for Christmas celebrations this weekend! Solve our word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer.
Rachel the Christ...
Dec 8, 2016
Happy Holidays! The most wonderful time of year is here once again and to celebrate, we’ve combed the internet for the cutest, coolest math gifts around.
Here are our picks for 2016!
For young mathletes:
Math booties (via Etsy)
Nov 30, 2016
Holiday spirit is in the air, and one of our favorite festive traditions is making homemade sweet treats to share with our friends! Of course, with much kitchen wizardry comes much math, which is our inspiration for this week's installment of Word...
Nov 23, 2016
Image: "Thanksgiving Turkey" by Ruocaled is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Gobble gobble! It's Word Problem Wednesday AND Thanksgiving Eve, so we're celebrating with a word problem in tribute to the classic Thanksgiving staple. Solve our Turkey Day w...
Nov 16, 2016
Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer!
Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the ...
Jan 18, 2017
Image: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
We're feeling a bit nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Try answering our word problem about marbles—we'll update with the sol...
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