Summer in San Francisco

With all the free time that you’re going to have this summer, you should go on an adventure in San Francisco! All our students come from the Peninsula/South Bay Area, meaning that San Francisco is just a short, 30-40 minute drive away! During the summer, San Francisco is known for its cool weather, making it an ideal place to escape the summer heat! Below, we’ve listed some ideas for activities you could do in the city!

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1) Go jogging in Golden Gate Park! Take advantage of the cool summer weather to exercise in arguably most beautiful park on the West Coast! Once you’re in the neighborhood, you can also explore De Anza Art Museum and the California Academy of Sciences!

2) Watch the sunset on Ocean Beach in the Sunset District! This beach faces the Pacific Ocean, and is located on the western border of the city! This beach usually isn’t very busy, making it an ideal place to watch those perfect summer sunsets!

3) Go explore Mission! The Mission District is located near the center of the city, and is known for its beautiful public art, vibrant atmosphere, and amazing Latin American food. Grab a burrito at a taqueria, enjoy the murals, and duck into any of the bookstores in the area!

4) If you’re in Mission, you might as well visit Castro as well! Summer is an especially optimal time to visit this gay-friendly neighborhood, especially since San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade happens in June! Throughout history, the Castro has been considered one of the world’s most diverse and open-minded neighborhoods!

We hope that this blog post inspired you to travel up to San Francisco this summer! For more ideas to spend this coming summer, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto/Menlo Park.

Beat The Summer Heat

School is almost out and that means that Summer break is right around the corner. Breathe deep and relax. You can do it, just a couple more tests and you can relax from the normal school schedule. Freedom is a few weeks away.

Now while Summer often mean trips to museums, parks, beaches and other places Summer fun it also means Summer Brain Drain.

Summer Brain Drain is the learning lost during the summer months. During the 3 months of summer break, most students lose approximately 2 months of grade level equivalency with mathematics computation skills.

While some schools offer reading and practice math packets home, its fairly common that most kids run out of things to do. Very often many parents struggle to find enough activities for their children to do and keep them occupied.

While Summer Brain Drain can be a nasty it can be prevented. That lost knowledge can be preserved by practicing and sharpening your skills for an hour per day or even an hour every other day. That leaves you with over 160 hours to have fun, sleep, travel and destress from the chaos that comes with the school year.

Luckily Mathnasium of Palo Alto/Menlo Park keeps its doors open and the AC on during the summer months offering quality tutoring. Our program is perfect for keeping those freshly learned skills sharp and gives students the opportunity they need to take on that next year strong and easy.

So come on in this Summer to help prevent Summer brain drain and spend some time with Mathnasium of Palo Alto/ Menlo Park.

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Summer Ice Cream Math Problems

With summer coming up so soon, students in Palo Alto/Menlo Park are already looking forward to long, lazy days free of schoolwork. To indulge in these summer fantasies, we at Mathnasium have been publishing summer themed math problems! One thing that sets summer apart from the other seasons is that it’s always warm enough outside to eat ice cream! With that in mind, here are some ice cream themed math problems.

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1) At Millie’s Ice Cream Shop, customers can buy a triple-special during the summer. A triple-special consists of 3 of the following flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mango, mint chocolate chip, and green tea (where flavors can be repeated). How many possible combinations are there for the summer triple-special?

2) For every dollar that a customer spends on ice cream over the summer, 11 cents in tips are paid (on average, made up statistic). How much would customers need to spend on ice cream for there to be $100 in tips?

3) During your summer job at Long’s Ice Cream Shop, you scoop out ice cream with a spherical scooper. If that diameter of the scooper is 2.5 inches, what’s the volume of ice cream that it can scoop up? (Imagine that the ice cream that can be scooped out is perfectly spherical in shape).

4) During the summer, sales rise 52%, compared with spring sales. If Melissa’s Ice Cream Parlour served 9,321 customers over the spring season, how many customers did they serve over the summer?

We hope you enjoyed these ice-cream themed problems, to prepare you for the summer! For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

Summer Travel Math Problems

In Palo Alto and Menlo Park, many families decide to go abroad during summer vacation! Traveling during the summer opens students up to new cultures and experiences, so we highly recommend it! Since summer is coming up in just a couple months, here are a few math problems to get you looking forward to the summer!

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1. A family of four buys plane tickets to London for the summer. If economy class tickets cost $1200 each, and business class tickets cost $2000, how much more expensive are business class tickets? (express as a percentage)

2. You’re in Japan for the summer! While at a restaurant in Tokyo, you mentally calculate the bill in your head (all that practice at Mathnasium is coming in useful!). You order 2 servings of shrimp sashimi ($3 each), 1 serving of unagi rolls ($5) and one bowl of udon soup ($6). If tax is 10%, how much does the meal cost?

3. You’re bored at the airport, waiting for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, and you’re planning activities to do on the plane. If the flight is around 11 hours, how many movies can you watch? Assume that each movie you watch is about 3 hours.

4. In Mumbai, the average temperature over the summer is 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Convert it to Celcius! To convert temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit to Celcius, subtract 32 and divide by 1.8.

We hope you enjoyed these math problems! Regardless of whether you travel or not this summer, we hope you spend lots of time with your friends and family!

For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park!