# Summer Math Camp in Atherton

Mathnasium has a great summer math camp planned for this summer. We will help your child refresh on previously learned math skills as well as introduce to them new math skills. By enrolling in Mathnsaium’s summer math camp this summer, we will prevent your child’s brain drain. What makes Mathnasium a perfect math summer camp is that the parents get to choose the times and dates your child attends. Whether you want to drop them off everyday in the morning, every couple of days in the afternoon, or once a week, it is ALL up to you. This means that if your child wants to attend a different summer camp, they can. Drop them off at a sports camp (for example), and after you pick them up, drop them off at Mathnasium.

Atherton is a beautiful city. It is a really nice place to take your child on a walk on a beautiful summer day. As you and your child walk, you can quiz your child on their math skills before or after a session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp. Here are some questions you can ask:

1. If Sarah and Susie walk 3 miles. How many yards did they walk? (1 mile = 1760 yards)
2. If you walk past one tree, and then two combined trees, and then 4 combined trees, and then 8 combined trees, how many combined trees will you walk past next? What is the pattern?
3. If Atherton is 1.9 miles away from Mathnasium, how many yards do you need to walk to get to Mathnasium?
4. A drive to Mathnasium from Atherton is approximately 1.9 miles away. If your mom drives on average 35 miles per hour, how long will it take you to get to Mathnasium?

# Summer Camp in Redwood City

This summer, your child should attend Mathnasium’s summer camp. At Mathnasium, we will prepare your child for the upcoming school year as well as review over previously learned math skills. The cool thing about Mathnasium’s summer camp is that the parent/guardian gets to decide the hours and dates the child attends. This means, your child can either come everyday, once a week, every once in a while, pretty much whatever works best for them! Make sure you schedule in advance, and then drop them off during your declared time for an hour or so.

San Mateo County History MUseum

After you drop your child off at Mathnaisum, you can always take them to the San Mateo County History Museum which is only 10 minutes away from our Mathnasium location. The San Mateo County History Museum is Redwood City’s hidden treasure. It features many exhibits about the immigrants who came to Redwood City and how they evolved Redwood City and the San Mateo County to look as beautiful as it does today. It is a great way to spend a day after engaging in math at Mathnasium. Check out the museum’s website for more information.

# Redwood City Summer Math Camp

After a great day at Mathnasium’s summer math camp, take your child to Pulgas Water Temple in Redwood City. This water temple has columns that are arranged in a circle. On top of the colums in a stone that says “I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people” (Isaiah 43:20).

This water temple is an awesome place for a picnic or just a day to relax and lay out in the sun. If you take your child here after their session at Mathnasium’s summer camp, you can quiz them on their math skills.

1. Bring a ruler and calculate the area of patches of grass.
2. Find a leaf and try to calculate the surface area.
3. Try to approximate the height of the Pulgas Water Temple using your own height.

Clearly, a trip to the Pulgas Water Temple after a hard day of work at Mathnasium’s summer math camp is great to relax and bond with your child as well brush up on their math skills.

You should definitely sign your child up for Mathnasium’s summer math camp because we will help your child not have the case of brain drain. We will enforce their previously learned math skills as well as teach them new ones! What makes Mathnasium so special is that you get to choose the times and dates your child attends. Also, our location is very close to the Pulgas Water Tower, thus, if you want to go to it, just drop your child off at Mathnasium beforehand!

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Post Summer Math Camp Fun Breakfast

After the kids leave the fun of Mathnasium’s summer math camp than spoil them to a great tasty breakfast down the street at Cafe Borrone. Cafe Borrone is not a chain restaurant rather it is an original Borrone Family restaurant and  has held the  high standards by staying small and keeping the  family’s tradition of  hard work and hospitality going.

What Should you get when you go to Cafe Borrone?
Well there is a wide variety of different highly recommended dishes that  Cafe Borrone is well recognized for, one of which is there tasty and healthy Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich that one described before as “the best grilled cheese sandwich I had”.  But grilled cheese sandwiches while highly recommended to take there isn’t what Cafe Borrone is most known for, Cafe Borrone is renowned through the south bay for its Waffles and Milkshakes that are described by some as “The Best waffle in the bay”. As far as there Milkshakes go they don’t lack in ingredients, you can get pretty much every type and mixture of milkshake you would ever want, the milkshake .

While at Cafe Borrone, you can quiz your child in math. Ask them to calculate the cost of the entire meal before tax and tip. Then ask them to calculate the cost of the meal with tax and tip. See if they get close!

You can also ask them to calculate the area of their meal. If they ordered a waffle, use the circle area formula, if they ordered a sandwich, they can either use the triangle or square area formula.

Ask your child what they learned at Mathnasium’s summer math camp and try to quiz them on that too!

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Palo Alto Summer Math Camp

Mathnasium’s summer math camp is very, very close to downtown Palo Alto. So, after your child works hard at Mathnasium, treat them to a nice walk in downtown Palo Alto. They have loads of restaurants, ice cream shops, candy stores, and more!

Peninsula Fountain & Grill – “The Creamery”

This is a wonderful place to take your child after a session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp. The Creamery has the most delicious milkshakes, hamburgers, and sandwiches. Treat your child to this yummy restaurant – you and your child will not regret it.

Bucca Di Beppo

This is also a great restaurant to take your child to. It is a family style restaurant which means you will get very LARGE orders that are perfect to split with your child. If your child is a pasta-fantic they will love this restaurant.

The Prolific Oven

If your child has been craving some yummy cake this is the perfect place for them. Here, you can buy slices (or whole) of absolutely delicious and freshly baked cakes.

Yogurt Land

On a hot, summer day, I’m sure your child wants some ice cream. After a session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp, you can take your child to Yogurt Land. Yogurt Land features a wide array of frozen yogurt flavors. It is absolutely delicious and perfect to indulge in.

As you can see, there are so many great things to do with your child after a session at Mathnsaium’s math summer camp. Whether it’s taking them to a restaurant, an ice cream parlor, or even just to take a nice stroll, the options are endless. Mathnasium has a perfect math summer camp lined up because it allows you to choose the times and dates your child attends. This means you can drop them off on day that are most convenient for you.

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Menlo Park Math Summer Camp

This summer, you should seriously consider enrolling your child in Mathnasium’s summer camp. At Mathnasium, we refine your child’s math skills. We will teach them tricks and show them easier ways to attack and handle problems. Our students use special packets that show them step by step instructions to do problems and our instructors are always by their side whenever they need some extra guidance. Mathnasium’s goal is to help your child excel and succeed in their math class at school; thus, by enrolling in Mathnasium’s summer camp, your child will be prepared for the upcoming school year. We will help remove all of your child’s struggles in math.

Unlike other camps that require your child to attend everyday for a specified hour, the time your child attends Mathnasium is up to you. You get to choose the time and dates your child attends. This way, your child can still have summer days filled with relaxation as well has having some days filled with math!

A great way to spend a day after your child attends Mathnasium’s summer camp is to go to Stanford Hills Park in Menlo Park (only a 7 minute drive from our Mathnasium location). This park is a great place to spend a summer day. You can bike, fly kites, roller blade, have a picnic, and much more! Your child will love this special location and it is a great way to treat your child after an hour of doing math.

# Pi Day at Mathnasium

Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium celebrates Pi Day every year by teaching the children about the number pi, showing them how to use it, and then letting the kids play fun, pie related math problems and games! If your child is shaky on the concept of pi, we strongly recommend for them to go to Mathnasium on Pi Day! We can teach your child about pi any day they come to Mathnasium, but learning about it on Pi Day is more special because we have fun, hands on activities planned that will lock the idea of pi in their minds.

### Pi Day Activities

• Other than celebrating Pi Day at Mathnasium, there are some great books that you can read to your child that also teach about the concept of pi in a fun way. One is called Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander. This is a very funny and engaging book that your child will LOVE. Ms. Neuschwander has lots of other books about Sir Cumference’s adventures that involve pi.
• Bake a pi(e) with your child! Baking is a great way to practice math skills and since it’s pi day, feel free to ask your child questions involving pi (ask them about circumference, area, etc)!

### Pi Related Math Problems

Here are examples of math problems we will be asking the kids at Mathnasium on Pi Day!

1. Have the child measure the diameter and circumference of a circle. Then ask them to calculate pi (circumference/diameter)
2. Your plate has a radius of 4 inches. You want to fit as much food as possible on your plate. What is the area of the amount of food you can fit on your plate?
3. Your hamburger has a radius of 3 inches. What is the area of your hamburger? What is the circumference of your hamburger?

We hope to see your at Mathnasium on Pi Day! We will be having fun pi related activities. We also hope to see your  child this summer. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# The History of Pi Day at Mathnasium

Pi is a well known number, but not many people know where it came from. On Pi Day at Mathnasium, we will not only be teaching your child about how we use pi in math, but also about its history.

### Pi Day History

A long, long time ago, the Babylonians tried to figure out the area of circle. They thought that the area could be calculated by taking 3 times the square of the circle’s radius. Thus, their calculation for pi was 3.125. The ancient Egyptians disagreed with this equation and came up with their own. Their calculation for pi followed this equation:       (8  * diameter / 9)²  . Their approximation for pi was 3.1605.

The first, most logical approximation of pi came from Archimedes. He approximated the area of a circle by inscribing the circle in a regular polygon. He then increased the number of sides in the polygon to 96. By increasing the number of sides, the polygon looked more and more like a circle, thus making his answer the most precise. Here is a picture that shows what Archimedes did:

Archimedes approach led him to the value of pi we use now, which is: 3.14159…

### Mathnasium and Pi Day

Here are examples of math problems we will be teaching your child to do on Pi Day at Mathnasium.

1. A pie has a radius of 4 inches. What is the area of the pie? What is the circumference of the pie?
2. Lorenzo walked around a circular path that had a diameter of 90 feet. How many feet did he walk?
3. If a pizza’s circumference is 8.92 feet, what is the radius of the pizza?

We hope to see your at Mathnasium on Pi Day! We will be having fun pi related activities. We also hope to see your  child this summer. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Pi Day at Mathnasium

Pi is a very important number that is used throughout all math classes as well as throughout one’s life. This is why it is very important for Mathnasium to celebrate Pi Day. Last year, Pi Day at Mathnasium involved learning about pi, doing pi related math problems, eating pie, and throwing pie’s at instructor’s faces! This year, we will be following last year’s tradition! We have a great day of fun activities planned out for the children. Here is a sneak peak of problems similar to the one’s were going to be solving on pi day.

### Pi Day Math Problems

1. You ordered pizza from your favorite pizza restaurant. The pizza has a radius of 6 inches. What is the circumference of the pizza? What is the area of the pizza?
2. Your ice cream cone has a radius of 2 inches and a height of 5 inches. What is the volume of your ice cream cone? (Volume = 1/3 * π * r²)
3. An apple pi(e) has a radius of 4 inches. What is the circumference of the pizza? If 8 people what a slice of pie, what is the circumference of each person’s piece (only including the outer edge).

We have an endless list of problems to do on pi day, so make sure to take your child to Mathnasium so that they can learn about Pi Day as well as celebrate at Mathnasium!

We hope to see your at Mathnasium on Pi Day! We will be having fun pi related activities. We also hope to see your  child this summer. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark

# Pi Day at Mathnasium

Pi Day is a very important math holiday. It happens every year on March 14 because the first 3 digits of pi are 3.14!

For those of you who don’t know, pi is a VERY important number.

• Pi is a constant, which means it is a number that never changes.
• It’s symbol is ‘π.’
• Π is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to a circles diameter. The circumference of a circle is the length of a circle; it is calculated using this equation: C = 2 * π * radius. The diameter of a circle is the longest line that can fit inside of a circle. Half of that length is called the radius.
• It is an irrational number, which means it can’t be perfectly expressed as a fraction
• Pi’s decimal representation goes on forever
• A fraction used to approximate pi is 22/7
• A decimal approximation is 3.14
• Pi is equal to 3.14159265359……

### Pi and Mathnasium

At Mathnasium, we can teach your child more detail about pi as well as how to use pi. (Be sure to stop by at Mathnasium on Pi Day for some fun pi related math activities!) Pi is a concept in math that all children need to be accustomed to because it will appear throughout your child’s math classes. Thus, enrolling your child at Mathnasium now, or even at Mathnasium’s summer math camp is a perfect way to get your child to learn more about math and more about pi! Here are some pi related math problems we can teach your child how to solve:

1. You walk around a circle which has a diameter of 50 ft. How far have you walked?
2. Julie measured the diameter (d) and circumference (C) of a circle to the nearest mm. The diameter of the circle was 113 mm and the circumference was 355 mm. She then used her measurements to calculate a value for π correct to 8 decimal places. What value did Julie get?
3. A circle has a diameter of 20 ft. What is the area of the circle?

We hope to see your at Mathnasium on Pi Day! We will be having fun pi related activities. We also hope to see your  child this summer. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at  http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark