It’s almost summer in the Bay Area! Local schools in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Stanford, and other neighboring areas will be out soon! However, while summer’s a great time to have fun, it’s also an opportunity to practice your math! Here are some beach-themed math problems to celebrate summer, and to help hone your math skills!
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- When you get to the beach in the afternoon, it’s 83 degrees Fahrenheit, but after sunset, it’s only 68 degrees! By how much did the temperature decrease?
- You go to the beach with 7 friends. At the boardwalk, everybody each buys 2 cotton candies at $1.30 each, and 3 funnel cakes each for $3.50. How much did everyone spend altogether?
- After a game of volleyball, your opponents scored 12 less than 3 times of the points that you scored. Your team scored 7 points. Who won the game?
- The distance between Palo Alto and the beach is 20 miles, and you complete the drive in 30 minutes. What speed did you drive at (in miles per hour)?
We hope that practicing your math skills on these problems will keep your math abilities strong for the next school year at your Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City local school! For more information and recommendations for math practice, check out the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park’s website.
Menlo Park has a variety of grocery stores in the area. One of the closest stores from Mathnasium is the Safeway on El Camino (only 0.3 miles). At this Safeway, you can get any grocery item you can imagine. There is also a Starbucks and a Jamba Juice in the store, if you want a little pick-me-up.
Safeway is also the perfect place to quiz you child’s math skills. Next time you are in Safeway ask you children these problems:
- If apples are #1.50 a pound, and you buy 3 pounds, how much will it cost?
- You order a Caribbean Passion smoothie from the Jamba Juice stand for $4.59 and a Strawberry Surfrider for $5.49, how much change will you receive from $15?
- If you leave for Safeway from Mathnasium in Menlo Park, and are driving at 30 mph, how long will it take you to reach the Safeway?
For more problems and information about math tutoring near Redwood City, check out Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park website.
Does your child in Palo Alto know about measurement? Pigs in the Pantry by Amy Axelrod will teach your child all they need to know about measurements using questions related to cooking a chili. When mother Pig comes down with a cold, Father Pig and the pig children want to cook mother Pig her favorite dish! However, Father Pig and the Piglets are amateurs in the kitchen and don’t follow the recipe exactly. Not only that, but they leave the food cooking too long and end up starting a fire. Oh no! They need your help correcting their mistakes and making the recipe correctly. Solve these problems with your child and help them learn how to convert measurements. Your child will love the pigs and their crazy adventures! Who knew measurements could be so much fun?! This book will be a fantastic way for your child to learn measurements. After reading this book, your child could even help you cook in the kitchen. I highly recommend Pigs in the Pantry by Amy Axelrod to all children in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
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Check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website for more book recommendations and math help!