# Staying Cool This Summer

Scientists have warned us that this summer is on record to be the hottest one ever in recent history! Be sure to stay in the shade and drink lots of water while having fun this summer! This week, Mathnasium is releasing a few math practice problems with the theme of staying cool in the summer weather!

1. During normal 70 degree weather, Jane drinks 2 liters of water a day. With each 5 degree increase in temperature, Jane will drink 0.1 more liters of water. How much water will Jane drink when the temperature reaches 110 degrees in the summer?

2. During cross country summer conditioning, runners must drink 0.4 liters per mile. If there are 32 runner doing summer conditioning, and if each runner runs 5 miles per day, how much water must be provided to nourish the team?

3. During a week in July in Phoenix, Arizona, the temperatures outside for different days are 113, 114, 117, 110, 111, 108, and 111 degrees. What are the mean, median, and mode for the temperatures during that given week?

4. During the summer, air conditioning costs \$12.50 per day per house. If there are 500 houses in a community, and the air conditioning is on in all houses for 30 days, how much does the community spend on air conditioning?

We hope that you were able to practice your math skills with these practice problems! Remember to stay cool this summer! Visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park for more fun ways to learn math!

# Summer Camp Mathnasium-Style

We’re right in the middle of summer, and now’s a good time to ask yourself what you’ve achieved so far, and what your goals are for the rest of the summer. If you currently have no plans for the rest of the summer or want to brush up on your math skills for the coming school year, it’s not to late to sign up for the summer camp /sessions at the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park!

While most kids think of songs around the campfire or canoeing in a lake when it comes to summer camp, the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park offers math games and a supportive, encouraging environment that will ensure a productive summer filled with math. So without further ado, here’s some information about summer camp / sessions at the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

1. Summer camp / sessions at the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park are about twice a week for one hour each session. As a result, you have plenty of time to hang out with friends and family as well as your other hobbies.

2. Our instruction is extremely personalized. During your first session, we give you an assessment to test what you currently know and don’t know. Then, we find worksheets and packets to help you learn the material and be prepared for tests and assignments at school.

3. Our instructors are super qualified! With an average of a 3 students: 1 instructor ratio, you’re guaranteed someone who can answer all your math questions, guide you through the concepts, and help you master the material. All of our instructors have lots of experience in math instruction, and are friendly, patient, and supportive!

We hope you have a relaxing yet productive summer! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Summer Travel

Last summer, one of my friends traveled to India to learn about the culture. He stayed there for 2 months! Even though it was definitely very exciting, I’m sure that he still made some time to refresh his math skills. Here are some math problems to do after a long day of travel!

1. Amy’s plane took off at 6:20. If the flight is projected to be 4 hours and 34 minutes, when will she arrive at her destination?

2. India is 8,431 miles from the U.S. If a plane has already flown 6,126 miles after leaving the U.S., how much farther does it need to fly to reach India?

3. If a plane flies at 400 miles per hour, how long will it take the plane to fly 1,500 miles?

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