# American Girl Doll Goes to Summer Math Camp

Palo Alto – Menlo Park’s Mathnasium has a great summer planned out for your child. We want to stop “brain drain” from happening to your child by reviewing with them their old math skills as well as teaching them new skills. Mathnasium is approximately one block away from Stanford Shopping Center which means that the American Girl Doll store is nearby! Be sure to take your child after Mathnasium’s summer math camp to visit the American Girl Doll store to learn about history, check out some of the dolls, and maybe even get a bite to eat at their cafe.

If your child has a doll, your child can bring them to Mathnasium’s summer math camp! This way, both your child and their favorite American Girl Doll can learn some math! We can even give your child problems that involve American Girl Dolls!

Rebecca Rubin Doll from 1914

Example Problems:

1. Measure the height of your doll and then measure your height. How much taller are you?
2. Measure the circumference of your American Girl Doll. Now set the circumference equal to the circumference equation (C = 2 * pi * r) and solve for the radius of your American Girl Doll’s head.
3. If your doll costs approximately \$110. What is the cost of 3 American Girl Dolls?
4. Your doll costs \$340 including all of her outfits and accessories. How many cookies can you buy with that amount of money if each cookie costs \$2.50?
5. Your doll costs \$110 without tax. How much does she cost with tax (tax =7.50%)

Clearly, your child (and maybe even the American Girl Doll) will have a blast at Mathnasium’s summer math camp this summer! Be sure to check out the American Girl Store website at http://www.americangirl.com/index.php.

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Summer Camp Fun in Menlo Park

There is nothing better than the thought that summer is only 4 months away. It is almost time to relax, have fun, and enjoy the summer sun. Summer vacation is usual about 75 days, which means that summer camp is a must to add to your child’s to do list this summer. By enrolling your child in a summer camp, your child will be able to do the things he or she loves as well as relax.

Here is a list of 4 possible summer camps for your child this up coming summer:

Menlo Mavericks

A summer camp for those who love to swim and play water polo!

Soccer Shots

If your child loves soccer, this is the perfect summer camp for them! It is designed to help teach and improve soccer skills while still having fun and making new friends.

Mini & Menlo Madness Summer Camp

This camp is perfect for all ages. The children will get to go on field trips, learn to cook, do art, play sports, and much, much more!

Camp Galileo

Camp Galileo combines science, arts, and outdoor activities to create a fun and exciting summer for your child.

After going to one of these summer camps, you can always drop your child for an hour at the Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium. The great thing about Mathnasium is that you get to decide the times your child goes, and it does not have to be a daily thing either. For example, lets say your child joins the Menlo Mavericks summer camp. On your way home, you can drop your child off at Mathnasium. Or, you can drop your child off at Mathnasium before he or she goes to swimming/water polo practice. Enrolling in Mathnasium’s summer camp is very important because we will prepare them in math for the up coming school year.

# Valentine’s Day at Mathnasium

A great opportunity to enjoy time with your child and brush up on their math skills is to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them.

## Brief History about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14.

There are many different stories that explain how Valentine’s Day came to be. One story is about a priest named St. Valentine who did an amazing and dangerous deed to help others. St. Valentine was a Roman priest who served under Emperor Claudius II. Claudius II outlawed marriage for every man who was serving in his army. St. Valentine was against Claudius II’s decision and decided to marry the soldier’s and their loves secretly. Now, every year, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with our loved one in honor of St. Valentine’s want to spread the love.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium

## Math and Valentine’s Day

Here are some fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your child.

1. Bake some sort of fantastic dessert with your child.
This is a great way for your child to practice fractions. Look at the measurements of each dry item and ask them to add it. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt, ask your child to add up all of the measurements to see how many cups of total dry ingredients they need. You can do the same for the liquidy ingredients.
Along with fractions, baking can help your child with multiplication and determining areas and perimeters of shape. If you are using a rectangular pan, ask your child to calculate the area, perimeter, and volume. You can do the same with a circular pan, just ask them to calculate circumference, area, and volume as well!
2. Take your child to a nice brunch in order to practice their money skills. Ask them to calculate the total cost of their meal with tax and tip if applicable. If their meal is less than \$20, ask them how much change they would get if they paid with a 20 dollar bill. (You can do this with other bills too :))
3. Make Valentine’s Day cards for your child’s friends! Buy some chocolates and make cards. In each card put two chocolates. Ask your child how many chocolates they need for the number of friends he/she is giving cards to. For example, if I am giving a Valentine’s Day card to 9 friends. I would need 18 chocolates.

We hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day filled with some math!

# Mathnasium’s Summer Camp in Menlo Park

Menlo Park’s Mathnasium has a fabulous summer camp planned this year. By enrolling in Mathnasium’s summer camp, your child will be awesome at math! At Mathnasium, the curriculum is to make sure the child feels strong about their already learned material, and once that has been solidified, the child will be taught brand new math skills. Now, what’s great about Mathnasium’s summer camp is that the times your child goes doesn’t have to be set. You get to schedule when and for how long your child will be at the camp. This means that even if your child wants to do a martial arts camp, or basketball camp, or a painting camp, they can as well!

Menlo Park’s Mathnasium is also a very close to University Avenue and Stanford Shopping Center. After a great day of doing math, you can treat your child to their favorite meal or ice cream! Along the way, you can quiz them on their math skills. You can ask them questions like:

1. if a drive to Stanford Shopping center takes 3 minutes from Mathnasium, and you drive at constant speed, what is the car’s speed?
2. if your ice cream costs \$4.68 and you pay with a five dollar bill, how much money will you get back? What about with a ten dollar bill? Twenty dollar bill?
3. if you go to a restaurant and your meal costs \$8.95, tax is 9.25%, and you tip them an amount of double the tax, how much money do you need to pay? How much money will you get back if you pay with a twenty dollar bill?

As you can see, math is everywhere. There are so many questions you can ask your child just from an everyday outing!

# Stanford Summer Camp

Even though it is only February, it is time to start considering which summer camps to enroll your child in. There are lots of fun and interesting summer camps in Stanford, including Mathnasium. Mathnasium is a perfect summer camp because it is in proximity to Safeway and to Stanford Shopping Center, which means, as your child strengthens his or her math skills, you can pick up some groceries or enjoy some time at Stanford Shopping Center. Every summer, children go through the classic brain drain, which is when kids forget what they learned the previous year. At Mathnasium, we will make sure this doesn’t happen! We will strengthen their current math skills and help them excel in new skills as well. Also, unlike some summer camps, you get to choose the times and dates your child comes to Mathnasium. This means, your child can go to Mathnasium as well as go to a different summer camp before or after Mathnasium.

Stanford

Here are some fun summer camps in Stanford your child can attend after coming or before coming to Mathnasium.

Stanford Sports Camps

This is a perfect camp a sports loving child. Children between age 5 – 18 can attend. Here, they will learn to master their skill in a sport as well as have fun and make new friends. Check out their website for a list of sports.

Education Unlimited Camp at Stanford

This camp is great for children between 4th and 12th grade. It is a perfect summer camp for those children interested in computer science, movie making, and other technology techniques.

iD Tech Camp

This camp is for 7 – 18 year olds. It is an overnight camp that teaches children how to make 2-D and 3-D video games as well as how to make websites, movies, and more!

This is just a small list of possible summer camps at Stanford this summer.

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Choosing a Summer Camp in Palo Alto

Summer is a time for children to have fun and do what they love. They can go to a summer camp or just relax; the options are endless. A great way for your child to spend their summer is to go to Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp. Here, they will get to review what they already know, along with expand their knowledge. By coming to Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp, your child will be ready to excel in math for the next school year!

## Summer Activities

1. A great way for your child to put their thinking cap on is to take them to the Tech Museum in San Jose. They have lots of really interesting exhibits and activities for your child to do. Unlike other museums, this museum involves thinking and “putting the puzzle pieces together.” It is a great way to spend a summer day with your child.
2. Another great museum is the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Like the Tech Museum, the Exploratorium also requires cognitive thinking. Here your child will learn why things happen.

## Mathnasium Summer Camp in Palo Alto

I highly suggest you to consider Mathnasium’s summer camp as an option for your child this summer. Unlike other summer camps, the time your child comes is very flexible. You can drop your child off at almost any time for an hour to learn more math. As previously said, the Mathnasium summer camp will make a huge difference in your child’s math skills for the up coming school year.

# Menlo Park Summer Camp

Don’t want your child to have the classic “brain drain” this summer? Choose Menlo Park Mathnasium’s summer camp for your child this summer. By doing this, your child will start the 2014 – 2015 school year remembering math skills from last year, and will be ready to excel in math next year.

## Summer in Menlo Park

There are so many things for your child to do this summer. They can go to many different summer camps and relax as much as possible. Luckily, Menlo Park Mathnasium alsohas a great summer camp. During your child’s free time, drop them off at Menlo Park’s Mathnasium for an hour for them to brush up on math skills. Unlike other camps, they do not need to come every day. You, the parent, gets to choose the time.

## Math During the Summer

Other than going to Menlo Park Mathnasium’s summer camp, you can quiz your child on their math skills on day trips or even on a day when you’re relaxing at home.

1. While driving in the car, tell them your speed and ask them to calculate how far you will drive in a specific amount of time. You can make this problem more difficult by giving your child a time like 1 hour and 4 minutes.
2. While making breakfast, ask your child to calculate the area of objects like fruits, plates, and their food. You can also ask them to calculate surface area, perimeter, and volume!
3. If you go to the beach, ask them to calculate the average rate of a wave hitting the shore.

As you can see, math is found everywhere! Questions like these will ensure your child will not forget their math skills.

# Palo Alto Mathnasium Summer Camp

There are so many fun summer camps to enroll your child in this coming summer. Whether it is a sports summer camp or an arts summer camp, the options are endless. Palo Alto’s Mathnasium also is an awesome option for your child’s summer camp. Whether you want to drop your child off every day for an hour, or maybe once a week, Palo Alto’s Mathnasium will always be overjoyed to help your child. What is so great about Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp is that YOU get to choose the hours. It isn’t like every summer camp that has a set list of days and hours; Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp is very flexible. That means that your child can still be in a summer camp of their choice (like sports, arts, etc), and in their free time they can drop by Palo Alto’s Mathnasium to practice and get better at math.

At the Palo Alto Mathnasium, we will make sure your child has loads of fun during our summer camp. Our math packets are designed to improve every child’s math struggles. We will work with them and help them with subjects in math they struggle with. We also have many fun, math games for them to play!

## Summer Camp Math Problem

1. Brandy loves to swim. Her parents enroll her in a swimming summer camp. Her swimming camp goes from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Palo Alto Mathnasium is 25 minutes away from her swimming  camp.
• How many hours is her swimming camp?
• If Brandy gets in her parent’s car at 3:00, and her parent drives at 45 miles per hour. How long will it take her to get to Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp?
• What time will Brandy get to Palo Alto Mathnasium’s summer camp?