# Menlo Park Summer Math Camp

2 minutes away from Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s summer math camp is the popular breakfast joint Stacks. Stacks is the typical American breakfast place that serves very large portions. Their food tastes amazing and is the perfect way to treat your child after or before their session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp.

Mathnasium’s summer math camp is a great way for your child to refresh his math skills as well as learn new skills. We will ensure that your child will be ready for their math class in the upcoming school year.

Stacks is only open from morning to lunch time. Their menu comprises of breakfast crepes, different types of scrambled eggs, fritattas, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, waffles, french toasts, yogurt sundaes, oatmeal, and more! By taking your child to Stacks, you can also quiz them on their math skills. Here are some examples:

1. You go to stacks with your two sons. You order eggs benedict (\$8.50), your first son orders the chocolate devine waffle(\$9.75), and your other son orders french toast(\$9.50). How much does everything cost all together? How much is tax (tax is approximately 9.50%)? How much does the order cost with tax?
2. If Stacks is .2 miles away from Mathnasium’s summer math camp and your drive there at 35 mph, how long will it take you to get to Mathnasium (assume no stop lights and traffic)?
3. If each waffle has a radius of 4 inches and a height of 1 inch, what is the volume of the waffle (volume = 2 * pi * r * h)? What is the area of the face of the waffle (area = pi * r * r)?

Clearly, Stacks is not only a delicious place to get breakfast, but it is also a great way to quiz your child on their math skills. For more information about Stacks and their menu, check out their website!

# Summer Math Camp in Palo Alto

Summer is a great time to go out to breakfast or lunch with your child. This summer, before dropping your child off at Mathnasium’s summer math camp, treat them to a delicious breakfast at Coupa Cafe on Ramona Street in Palo Alto (only 1 mile away from Mathnasium!). Coupa Cafe is a beautiful cafe that has a wide range of meals to eat for breakfast. Here is a list of some yummy things to order:

1. Eggs/omelets with baguette and fresh fruit
2. Frittatas
4. French Toast
5. Pastries

Pastries from Coupa Cafe

While at Coupa Cafe, get your child in the math mood before dropping them off at Mathnasium’s summer math camp by asking them these math problems:

1. Assume your child ordered JP’s waffle (a delicious waffle topped with strawberries, bananas, and nutella). It costs \$9.50. You ordered a breakfast crepe (\$8.50). How much did the order cost in total? Can you pay with a \$20 bill? If so, how much change will you get back?
2. If Coupa Cafe is 1.0 mile away from Mathnasium’s summer math camp, how far away is it in meters? Feet? Inches? Centimeters?
3. If you drive to Mathnasium’s summer math camp from Coupa Cafe and you drive at a constant rate of 35 miles per hour (assume no stops), how long will it take you to get to Mathnasium. Now, lets assume you stopped at two red lights. The first light was 2 minutes and 23 seconds long, the second light was only for 1 minute. How long did it take you to get to Mathnasium now?

Clearly, breakfast is a perfect way to prepare your child for their session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp!

# How to Get Your Child to Love Math – Mathnasium Summer Math Camp

Last week, the Washington Post released an article about how to get children to embrace math. The article states that the problem is that parents create a stigma around math because they either do not like math or they are not very good at it. Thus, as soon as a parent notices that their child is struggling, they frantically call a tutor. The article states some ways to help children embrace and love math:

1. Do not tell your child that you hate or are not good at math
2. Celebrate historical mathematicians (examples: Sir Isaac Newton and Archimedes)  and mathematical days (example: pi day, Fibonacci day)
3. Teach your child that it is OK to struggle and to be confused.
4. Weave mathematical terms into your vocabulary when you talk to your child (example: use the word rotation when you ask your child to set the table)
5. Ask your child to do math related activities (example: baking is a great way to do this)
6. Ask your child to explain what they learned today in math to you.

Math is such an important subject because you use it throughout your whole life. Your child doesn’t have to become a mathematician if they don’t want to, but you should teach them to embrace math. There are so many jobs that incorporate math skills now a days. Read the Washington Post article to learn more.

We love math!

At Mathnasium’s summer math camp, we will help your child embrace math. We will show them tricks and teach them that math does not have to be a difficult, hated thing to do. At the summer math camp, we will give them packets that will enforce their already learned skills as well as teach them new math skills as will. We also have fun math games that will allow them to practice math in an engaging way. By the end of the summer math camp, your child will be heads over heels for math!

# Summer Math Camp in Menlo Park

A great camp for your child to enroll in this summer is Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s summer math camp. At Mathnasium, we ensure that your child will remember everything they learned (math related) during the previous school year, and we will prepare them for the upcoming school year! Many kids do not like math because they think they “suck” at it. Enrollment at Mathnasium’s summer math camp will change your child’s mindset and  by the end of their session, they will be more confident and love math. At Mathnasium, we have instructors that will guide your child in the right direction while maintaining a small distance so that your child can learn to be independent in their math studies. We will give your child packets of work to do that suits their school’s curriculum. We also have fun games that involve math.

By enrolling in our summer math camp, your child will spend an hour or two of their summer break brushing up on their math skills. A great way to applaud your child for doing this is by treating them to a surprise visit at Stanford Shopping Center. There, you can treat them to lunch or ice cream or frozen yogurt. If there is a store there they favor, you can take them there too! Your child will have a great time and it will reinforce their want to go to Mathnasium!

Stanford Shopping Center

Here are some fun math problems:

1. You get your child a hamburger at one of the restaurants in Stanford Shopping Center. The food totaled to \$12.65. How much money will you get back if you pay with a 20 dollar bill?
2. Mathnasium is approximately half a mile from Stanford Shopping Center. How many meters is that? Feet?
3. Stanford Shopping Center has approximately 122 stores. In total, it is about 130,000 square meters. If each store has the exact same dimensions, how many square meters is each store?

# American Girl Dolls and Summer Math Camp

In exactly two weeks, there will be another raffle for an American Girl Doll! Here are the ways to earn tickets so that your child can win the raffle:

1. Like Palo Alto-Menlo Park Mathnasium on Facebook (1 ticket)
3. Come in to the center for a free trial session (5 tickets)

This is a perfect opportunity to sign your child up for Mathnasium’s summer math camp! Not only will your child have a chance to win an American Girl Doll (or a gift card to the Apple Store, GameStop, or Black Diamond Sports), but they will also be in a great summer camp that will prepare them for the upcoming school year in math. At Mathnasium’s summer math camp, we will teach your child math in fun and engaging ways! Here are some math problems that relate to the raffle coming up:

### Problems:

1. If you got your whole family to like Mathnasium on Facebook and follow Catherine Umana on Google Plus as  well as you and your 2 siblings came for a free trial session, how many tickets did you earn? (You have 7 people in your family)
2. If you have 8 tickets in the raffle, what is your percent chance of winning if there are 60 tickets in the raffle in total?
3. On average, an American Girl Doll costs \$120. If you get an allowance of \$5 per week, how much time would it take you to buy an American Girl Doll with your own money?

Enroll your child at Mathnasium’s summer math camp for an unforgettable summer. They will have loads of fun while learning and becoming stronger at math!

# Summer Math Camp in Palo Alto

As school comes to an end, it is time for parents to sign their children up to summer camps. A great option is Mathnasium’s summer math camp because we will review all previously learned math skills with your child as well as teach them new skills and get them ready for next year’s math class. Unfortunately, a lot of children have a negative stigma associated with math, especially having to do math during the summer time. Thus, before taking your child to Mathnasium’s summer math camp, stop by Palo Alto’s farmers market. By doing this, you can get your child something scrumptious to eat, as well as be outside in the warm sun. Not only that, but the Palo Alto’s farmers’ market is a perfect way to brush up on your child’s math skills without them even realizing it.

## Palo Alto’s Farmers Market & Math

Currently, Palo Alto’s Farmers Market has approximately 51 different vendors that range from produce to delicious pastries to Mexican food. While at the farmers market, you can as your child these questions to get them in the math mood before dropping them off at Mathnasium’s summer math camp:

1. You are buying 3 pounds of heirloom tomatoes. If each heirloom tomato is approximately .85 lbs, how many do you need to buy?
2. You want to buy 5 croissants at the Farmers Market. Each croissant costs \$3.75. How much do the 5 croissants cost in total?
3. You buy 3 sweet crepes at the farmers market. Each crepe costs \$9.75. How much money did you spend? If you pay with a 100 dollar bill, how much money will you get in return?
4. The Farmers Market is 2.6 miles away from Mathnasium’s summer math camp. If you drive to Mathnasium from the market at 35 miles per hour, how long will it take you to get to Mathnasium’s summer math camp?

Clearly, taking your child to Palo Alto’s Farmers Market is a great way to get your child in the math mood before taking your cild to Mathnasium’s summer math camp!

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 Math Camp in Menlo Park

Summer is only one month away! Thus, it is time to sign your child up for summer camps! There are many different summer camps in Menlo Park that range from arts to technology to sports. Your child will have a blast at a recreational summer camp, but a crucial camp to enroll them to is Mathnasium’s summer camp. At Mathnasium’s summer math camp, we will ensure that your child will be ready for the next school year. We will refresh all old material and and start teaching them new material as well.

After a fun day at Mathnasium’s summer math camp, you can always treat your child to a fun day at U-Me in Menlo park. U-Me is a playspace that offers lots of fun activities like science and art activities as well as music, dance, and gymnastics. Your child will have a blast!

What makes Mathnasium’s summer math camp a perfect camp is that you get to choose the times and dates your child attends. Your child does not have to come at the same time or day each week. You can drop them off on days that work best for them.

Here are some fun problems for your child to do that relate to U-Me:

1. Your friend goes to the tumbling room at U-Me. He can do 3 tumbles per minute. How many can he do in an hour?
2. If the chorus of the song playing at U-Me occurs every 32 seconds, how many times does it occur in total if the song is 3 minutes and 24 seconds?
3. A weekly membership to U-Me costs \$70 and an additional \$10 per sibling. How much money will a weekly membership cost for a girl who has 4 siblings?