A fun thing to do during the early spring months is to take a short trip from Palo Alto up to Tahoe for some skiing, snowboarding and sledding! The fresh powder is always fun to play in, and provides the perfect arena for some family fun.
While you are on the slopes with your children, ask them these math questions:
1) If you can go 8 mph on your skis, and you want to reach the bottom of the mountain by 5 pm, how many minutes earlier do you have to leave if the mountain run is 3 miles long?
2) The outside temperature is 12 degrees Fahrenheit (much colder than here in Palo Alto). Covert this to Celsius! You can do this by subtracting 32, and then diving by 1.8
3) You are at the cafe for a short lunch break, and you want to order some pizza and fries. If a slice of pizza costs $4.50 and fries cost $2.75, how much change will you get back if you pay with a $10 bill?
We hope you have fun in the snow, Palo Alto! Enjoy the weekend, but don’t forget to come visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park once you come back home; we want to hear all about your adventures in the snow! For many fun ways to learn math in the Palo Alto area, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.