Redwood City Summer Math Camp

What’s a better way for your child to spend their morning than going to a delicious cafe and then to Mathnasium’s summer math camp? Absolutely nothing.

Going to Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery is a great way to spend a summer morning. They have a delicious assortment of food to order and their location is fabulous. For breakfast, some options include getting oatmeal, a breakfast sandwich, quiche, ciabatta with whipped cream cheese or peanut butter, croissants and other baked goods, scones, coffee cake, muffins, fruit and yogurt, and more!


Specialty’s Cafe is in Redwood City so it is a 20 minute drive away from Menlo Park Mathnasium. This drive makes for the perfect opportunity to quiz your child on their math skills. Here are some questions you can ask your child during the drive:

  1. You order a 3 cheese mini quiche ($2.49) and a wild blueberry cream cheese croissant. Your child orders steel cut oatmeal ($4.29) and a sticky bun ($2.79). How much did the order cost all together? How much is tax (assume tax is 9.5%)? How much is the order including tax?
  2. If Specialty’s Cafe is 11.9 miles away from Mathnasium’s summer math camp, how long will it take you to get there if you drive at a constant rate of 45 mph? 30 mph?
  3. Mathnasium’s summer math camp is 11.9 miles away from Specialty’s Cafe. If you drive 30 mph for the first 3.6 miles, 60 mph for the next 6 miles, and 35 mph for the next 2.3 miles, how long does it take you to get to Mathnasium from Specialty’s Cafe?

For more information about Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery check out their website! Going to Specialty’s will not only make for a fun and delicious time with your child, but also as a preparation for the fun day of learning your child will have at Mathnasium’s summer math camp.

We hope to see your child this summer at Mathnasium’s summer math camp. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at