Menlo Park Farmers Market

Every Sunday, Menlo Park has a wonderful farmers market from 9am-1pm. This is a great place to take your children after a session at Mathnasium! The market is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that can add freshness to your Sunday evening dinner.

It is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful fall weather, even though it is still a bit hot in Menlo Park!

While at the farmers market, ask your child these questions to include a little more math in their day!

1) If peaches cost \$2.99 per pound and you buy 3 pounds, how much money do you spend?

2) There are 20 cherries in one pound. If you buy 2.5 pounds of cherries, how many cherries will you have?

3) If a watermelon weigh 5 times as much as an orange, and an orange weighs 3 ounces, how much does the watermelon weigh?

The Menlo Park Farmers Market is the perfect place to go on a Sunday after Mathnasium, as it is only 5 minutes away. For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park. Hope you are enjoying the fall, Menlo Park!

49ers Game near Palo Alto

Football season has started, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family is at a 49ers game, at the new Levi Stadium! Levi Stadium is only 13 miles away from Palo Alto. At the game, not only can you watch football, but you can explore the myraid of food options, which includes curry, pizza, hotdogs, and even crepes!

Levi Stadium just opened just last summer, so everything is brand new, but the Fourty Niners have been around for a much longer time. The Niners were one of the first big West Coast teams and have won the Super Bowl 5 times! Levi Stadium will actually be hosting the 2016 Super Bowl, and we can only hope that the 49ers will play in that game.

While at the game, it could be fun to incorperate math into the day. Feel free to ask your child these questions while watching the action:

1) If Colin Kaepernick wants to throw a touchdown, and he is at the 35 yard line, how far does the ball have to go?

2) If the score is 21-13, with the Niners winning of course, how many touchdowns and field goals does the opposing team need to be in the lead (the least number)?

3) If kickoff is at 5:05pm and the game is supposed to be 3.5 hours, what time should the game end if everything runs smoothly?

A 49ers game is the perfect family outing, and it can include math, Palo Alto! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

Nealon Park in Menlo Park

With school in full swing, it is important to get outside the house and get some fresh air! A great place to go to take a break from homework is Nealon Park in Menlo Park, which is less than 5 minutes away from Mathnasium. Nealon Park has a great playground structure, a wonderful lawn area and is the perfect place to bring your children for a nice afternoon outing.

Nealon Park is also dog friendly and can be a fun place to picnic on the weekends. It also has tennis courts and a softball field for any games that you want to play with your family!

Although this park is a great place to take your children’s minds off of homework and school, math should always be involved in the activity! Ask you children these questions to incoorperate math into this fun outing:

1) If you leave your house in Menlo Park at 5:35pm to go to Nealon Park, and only want to spend 1.25 hours there, what time should you leave?

2) There are 4 dogs, 2 cats and 1 bird in the park. How many legs do all of these animals have together?

3) If you need at least 8 people for each team in softball, and you have 35 people, what is the biggest number of teams you can make?

Nealon Park in Menlo Park is the perfect place for any occasion; it would even be a great place to bring your kids after a session at Mathnasium!

Back to School Math Palo Alto

We’re well into the school year now, here at the Palo Alto Unified School District. While many of us are sad that summer has come to end, we’re all excited to learn new things in the new school year! Palo Alto students, try these back-to-school themed math problems!

1. Jamie’s math class assigns 30 minutes of homework on Monday, 23 minutes on Tuesday, 47 minutes on Wednesday, 1 hour 12 minutes on Thursday, and 12 minutes on Friday! How many minutes of math homework does his class assign each day on average?

2. Rosalyn takes 7 classes (58 minutes each), with 6 passing periods (8 minutes). Breaks are 1 hour 15 minutes total. If school starts at 8:15am, what time is school out?

3. Maja’s school offers 3 world languages (French, Spanish, Chinese), 3 sciences (biology, physics, chemistry), and 4 electives (theatre, art, music, and woodshop). How many combinations of languages, sciences, and electives are possible?

4. Natalie’s bus-stop is 2.3 miles from school. If her schoolbus travels at an average speed of 20mph, what time should she be at her bus-stop each day? (Assume the bus always arrives at school 5 minutes early, and school starts at 8am).

5. In Rocco’s algebra class, final grades are calculated with 30% homework, 70% test scores. If Rocco has an 85% average on his homework assignments, and a 92% test average, what is his final grade in the class?

We hope that these math problems were enjoyable for you! Have an awesome year, Palo Alto math students!