Get excited! Chinese New Year is just a week away! February 8 will mark the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Many of our students in Menlo Park and the surrounding area celebrate Chinese New Year, so here are some math problems to mark the occasion.

1. Mei, a student in Menlo Park, has received many red envelopes from her relatives for Chinese New Year’s! She receives $5 from her mother, $10 from her father, $15 from her grandfather, $13.13 from her aunt, and $8.88 from her great grandmother. What was the average amount of money she received in each red envelope?

2. Menlo Park is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Parade! If the parade starts at 5:00 and ends at 5:36, and the participants march 2 miles, what was the average speed of the walkers?

3. Alexander has decided to give out candy to his entire class at his Menlo Park elementary school. If there are 23 students in his class (including him), and he wants to give each classmate 3 pieces of candy, how much money will he spend on candy? (Assume candy is $5 for a pack of 30).

4. Lana bought some firecrackers for Chinese New Year’s! She takes them into her Menlo Park backyard to enjoy with friends. Assuming that when they’re set, the firecrackers travel 50 miles per hour. If the firecracker was in the air for 0.3 seconds before landing, how far did it travel?

We hope you enjoyed these themed math practice problems. For more fun ways to learn/practice math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park. Xing nian kuai le (Happy New Year)!