Crepes in Palo Alto

One of the most delicious spreads to put on food is Nutella… and Crepevine in Palo Alto has a whole menu with this wonderful creation spread on thin pancakes. Crepes are a good food for breakfast, lunch or dinner! One of the most popular crepes at Crepevine is the Stanford Crepe (named after Stanford University in Palo Alto), filled with nutella, strawberries, and bananas and topped with whipped cream and vanilla bean ice cream!

Crepes were invented in France, but have become beloved all over the world! There are also savory crepes, which are just as yummy, filled with cheese and vegetables. Crepevine is the perfect place to take your children to brunch after a session at Mathnasium!

While eating at Crepevine, feel free to ask your children these questions to incoorperate math into the meal!

1) If a sweet crepe costs $6.25 and a savory crepe costs $8.50, how much do 5 sweet crepes and 3 savory crepes cost?

2) The wait for a table at Crepevine on a busy Sunday morning is around 28 minutes. If it is 10:03am right now, what time will your family be seated?

3) The perfect temperature to cook crepes is at 81 degrees Farenheit. The stove heats up at 1 degree/2.5 minutes. If the stove is 74 degrees right now, how long will it take till the stove is at the proper temperature to cook the crepe?

Enjoy the meal, Palo Alto! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

Ice Skating in Palo Alto

As the temperature begins to cool, it is time to get into the winter spirit! Although we don’t get snow or super cold weather, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy things like ice skating! Just down the street, on Middlefield, is ice skating in Palo Alto.

The Winter Lodge has been open since 1956 and is the only permanent outdoor rink west of the Sierra Mountains. We are really lucky to have it right in our backyards, only a few minutes from Mathnasium right here in Palo Alto! It is a great place for winter parties, ice skating lessons and just enjoying some fun winter activities.

While skating, ask your children these questions to incoorperate math into a fun day on ice!

1) If it is 79 degrees outside, how much must the temperature be lowered to keep the ice frozen?

2) If 3 people need 16 square feet to skate and the rink is 800 square feet, how many people can fit on the rink?

3) Private lessons at the rink cost $200 for 8 weeks. If you have a coupon that gives you a discount of 30% of the lessons, how much do the lessons now cost?

Enjoy the holiday season, Palo Alto! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

Fall in Menlo Park

We are well into fall, here in Menlo Park! The leaves have changed their colors and have begun to decorate our streets. One of the most fun things to do when there are a lot of crunchy, colorful leaves in your backyard is to rake them all up (with the help of you kids, of course) and jump in them!

Jumping in the leaves is the perfect activity on a cool Sunday morning; not only is it a blast, but the yard will also be cleaned.

While having fun in the leaves with your kids, feel free to ask them these questions to incorperate math into their day.

1) If there are 100 leaves in one pound, and you count 425 leaves, approximately how many pounds of leaves do you have?

2) In a pile, if there is a ratio of 2 red leaves to 3 yellow leaves to 1 orange leaves, what is the probability you pick a red leaf?

3) It takes 1 person 2 hours to rake all the leaves in the backyard in Menlo Park. If there are 4 people raking the leaves, how long with it take?

Have fun in fall, Menlo Park! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

Thanksgiving in Palo Alto

With Thanksgiving only a month away, it is time to start thinking about what you might want to make with you children for the holidays, Palo Alto! You can choose to make pies, or cranberry sauce or stuffings or even a turkey. Another fun activity for Thanksgiving is to make hand turkeys and decorate them to the hang on the fridge.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with family, and while you are cooking and relaxing with your children, you can ask them these math questions!

1) If the turkey takes 2.25 hours too cook at 400 degrees, and you start cooking at 3:10pm, what time will the turkey be done?

2) There are 2 pies from Mayfield Bakery in Palo Alto, one pumpkin and one apple. The apple pie is cut in 5 pieces, while the pumpkin pie is only cut in 3 pieces. Which pie slice should you have if you want the most pie?

3) There are 50 people coming to your house to celebrate Thanksgiving. If one batch of gravy serves 7 people, what is the least number of batches you have to make in order for there to be gravy for everyone.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your children by cooking and doing math in Palo Alto! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.