# Brunch Math Problems at Menlo Park

A good way to spend a Sunday morning in Menlo Park with your family is having brunch.  Going out for brunch is great, but it also costs money.  In order to make sure you  spend the right amount it is important to know math.  Here are some brunch themed math problems that the Mathnasium of Palo Alto/Menlo Park are providing for you:

1. If two parents want coffee for \$3 each and three kids want hot chocolate for \$2.50 each how much does the family spend on drinks?

2.  At one Menlo Park brunch restaurant, it takes 3 eggs to make an omelette and 2 eggs to make a scramble.  The family wants to order 4 scrambles and 1 omelette.  How many eggs does the families order take?

3.  The oldest son eats his whole omelette and half his sister’s scramble.  If each egg has 90 calories, how many calories did he consume in eggs?  If he goes running later and burns 50 calories for every 20 minutes of running how long does he have to run around Menlo Park?

4. A family in Menlo Park decides to brunch one Sunday! If the entire meal costs \$60 and the family wants to tip the waiter %15 how much will the final bill be?

So next Sunday morning go out for brunch in Menlo Park.  Your family can enjoy a great breakfast and bond over math!

# Greer Park in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is famous for its spacious, well maintained public parks. One such park is Greer Park, located on Amarillo Avenue by Bayshore Freeway and Highway 101. This massive park can host a wide variety of activities; there are soccer fields, a skate bowl, a playground, and barbeque facilities! For this reason, many Palo Alto residents love this park. It is generally quite bustling on weekends with people of all ages: kids, teenagers, and entire families.

While taking a break from doing math, kids should definitely visit Greer Park and explore its huge grounds. Things one can do at Greer include playing soccer, playing frisbee, having a picnic, flying a kite, going on a jog, or even having a barbeque with friends and family! But Greer also has quiet, secluded areas as well. In fact, the spacious fields, shady trees, and numerous park benches provide peaceful places to read, study, and work on math homework!

Whether you live right next door in Palo Alto or are simply passing by while driving, be sure to check out the lovely Greer Park! We hope you have fun–and perhaps even get some math work done–at the park.  For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Summer Days at the SFMOMA

Staying cooped up in Palo Alto can get boring sometimes. One fun–and relatively local–place to go on excursions this summer is the lovely, bustling San Francisco. Home to a multitude of attractions suitable for a wide variety of interests, visiting San Francisco is the perfect family-friendly summer activity.

This summer, the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, otherwise known as the SFMOMA, has become a go-to place for people of all ages. With FREE admission for any visitor 18 and under, it is budget-friendly while still being able to mesmerize visitors for hours on end. The museum has 7 spacious stories, each filled with modern art exhibits from artists of a wide range of styles. The SFMOMA will undoubtedly keep kids simultaneously entertained by and educated on the world of art.

Best of all, kids can stay refreshed on basic arithmetic skills while visiting the SFMOMA! Things you can do to incorporate math into your visit:

–Ask your child to count how many paintings have a certain characteristic (Ex: How many paintings on this floor include faces in them?).

–There are many geometric works of art in the SFMOMA. Ask your child to name the shapes they see.

We hope you and your family have fun at the SFMOMA as you wrap up your summer! For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Music Math Fun for Atherton

With September already here, our Atherton students are finding their rhythm back in school! This week, our staff at the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park have come up with some music-themed math problems. Whether it’s finding new artists and songs to listen to, or going to a concert with your friends, music is a great way to kick back and relax. Here are three fun, music-related math word problems for our Atherton students to do this week!

1. Brendan wants to buy five of his favorite songs on iTunes. Each song costs 99 cents, and his mom gave him \$4.50. Does Brendan have enough money to buy the songs he wants?

2. Julia and her eight friends are going to an Atherton summer music festival together. Julia’s family owns 2 cars, each of which can seat 5 people. Will everyone be able to get a ride to the summer music festival?

3. This summer, Martin and his band want to record in their local Atherton studio. Each hour in the studio costs \$100, and they want to book 3 hours. How much will that cost in total?

Hope these summer music-related word problems were fun to figure out! We hope you have an exciting, music-filled summer! For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Back to School Shopping in Palo Alto

With the beginning of the new school year in Palo Alto, stores all over Palo Alto are stocked up on supplies for students! They have pencils, backpacks, notebooks, and all kinds of other supplies to help you prepare for the upcoming year in Palo Alto. Here are some fun math problems to do after a fun day of shopping!

1. If a pencil costs \$0.50 and an eraser costs \$0.30, how much does 3 pencils and 2 erasers cost?

2. If Joe spent \$15.75 on a backpack and \$3.50 on a pack of pencils, how much did he spend in all?

3. There are 25 students in Ms. Smith’s class at Palo Alto High School. She requires each of them to buy 10 pencils. Pencils cost 12 cents each at the local Palo Alto safeway, and the local tax is 8 percent. How much do the students in Ms. Smith’s class spend on pencils?

4. 11th graders at Palo Alto High School do 26% more homework than 10th graders. If the average 10th grader uses up 167 sheets of paper a month, how many sheets of paper will an 11th grader use.

5. The local Palo Alto Safeway is hosting a back-to-school sale, with 30% off all items. If Sammy purchases 3 erasers for 50 cents each, how much does he save during the sale?

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