Now that we’re deep in the middle of winter, many of us are dreaming about summer vacation… And during summer vacation, what’s more fun for our Stanford students than going to SeaWorld? While we’re daydreaming about SeaWorld, here are some themed math problems for you to work on!
1. You’re taking a family road trip from Stanford to San Diego (SeaWorld)! If it takes exactly 7 hours to drive there, if the distance between Stanford and San Diego is 478 miles, and if you didn’t take breaks while driving, what was your average speed?
2. At SeaWorld, walruses eat 20 lbs of fish each day. If 1 lb of fish costs $3, how much does it cost to feed 30 walruses?
3. While visiting SeaWorld, you decide to take a side trip to Disneyland in Anaheim. If you spend 2 days at SeaWorld and 2 days at Disneyland, how much do you spend on tickets? Assume that SeaWorld tickets are $60/day, and that Disneyland tickets are $130/day.
4. While watching the Shamu show, you decide to sit in the splash zone with your other Stanford friends. During the show, Shamu splashes 60 gallons of water out of the pool! How many pints of water is that?
We hope that you enjoyed these SeaWorld-themed problems! For many fun ways to learn math in the Stanford area, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.