Dinner and a Movie in Redwood City

A great movie theater to go to is Century 20 in Redwood City. What makes this theater so special is that it is surrounded by great restaurants. Taking your child to dinner and a movie at Redwood City after their session at Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium is a great way to reward your child after all of their hard work. The restaurants that surround Century 20 include Mexican cuisine, sushi bars, Italian food, American food, Mediterranean food, fast food, and more. Clearly, there is a huge selection of different restaurants to take your child to. Here are some examples of questions you can ask next time you take your child to the movies.


  1. You and your child decide to go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. You order the Chicken Penne ($11.99) and your child gets the Spaghetti and Meat Sauce ($5.79). For dessert, you both share the Mud Pie ($4.95). How much do all of the orders cost together? If tax is 9.75%, how much is the tax (both with and without the cost of the meal)? If you tip your waiter 15%, how much is the tip? How much did everything cost with tip and tax? If you pay with a hundred dollar bill, how much change will you receive?
  2. The distance from The Old Spaghetti Factory to Redwood City’s Century 20 is .1 mile. If you and your child walk from the restaurant to the theater at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour. How long will it take you and your child to get the theater?
  3. A movie ticket is $9.75 per person. How much money are both tickets? If your movie lasts 120 minutes, how much does the movie cost per hour?

    Redwood City movie math problems

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Taking your child to dinner and a movie in Redwood City is a great way to bond, enjoy yummy food and a movie, and most importantly practice math skills.

For more fun math problems and information on math tutoring, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.

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