# Chinese New Year Math in Palo Alto

Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese New Year is a holiday celebrated by many in Palo Alto and the rest of the world. It is a fun holiday to celebrate since it has lots of yummy food and lots of fun traditions. A popular food to eat in Palo Alto during the Chinese New Year is dumplings. In China, dumplings are supposed to grant one a prosperous life. A fun tradition is to give children red envelopes with an even amount of money or chocolates. These packets are supposed to give the person who receives the packet good luck and fortune.

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Palo Alto proves to be a great way for your child to practice his or her math skills. Here are some practice problems:

### Chinese New Year Math Problems

1. Many people watch fireworks during the Chinese New Year. If fireworks go off every 15 seconds for 8 minutes and 30 seconds, how many fireworks went off?
2. Plum Blossoms are used to decorate during the Chinese New Year. If each flower has 5 petals, how many flowers do you need to have 1585 petals?
3. Lanterns are also used as decorations during the Chinese New Year. If there are 90 lanterns and every 3 are red, how many are red?

As you can see, celebrating the Chinese New Year in Palo Alto is a great way for your child to have fun and brush up on his or her math skills.

For more problems and information about math in and book recommendations, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.