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Word Problem Wednesday: Jack & The Beanstalk

Mar 1, 2017

Fee-fi-fo-fum, we smell mathematical proportion fun! A fairytale favorite is the inspiration for today's Word Problem Wednesday.  See if you can solve this teaser and check back tomorrow for the answer. Jack casts an 8' shadow.  If Jack is 5...

Word Problem Wednesday: Birdfeeders

Feb 22, 2017

Spring is just around the corner.  Flowers will soon be blooming, critters will be stirring from hibernation holes, and birds will be looking for feeders… such “peckish” little creatures!   See if you can solve this week’s bird feeder word prob...

Mental Math Checkup: Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're lik...

December 2015 / January 2016 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Dec 1, 2015

Grades 1 - 6: Charlie has 6 dimes and 3 nickels. Darlene has 2 quarters and 3 dimes. Who has more money and by how much? Grades 6 and up: A water jug is half full. After 6 cups of water are added, the jug is 70% full. How much water can the ent...

October / November 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Oct 13, 2015

Mental Math: The Distributive Property Meets Wholes and Parts Whether you’re working on arithmetic or algebra, a strong understanding of the distributive property is a valuable tool to have in your mental math toolkit. Here’s our favorite way t...

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