A fun thing to do over the summer is to go out to the bay in SF and go sailing! While the summer sun beats down on you, the brisk wind cools you off. You can sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and get a new perspective of San Francisco from the boat! For your first few days of summer, here are some sailing-themed math problems for you to solve!

1) If the summer wind is 5mph East, how fast do you have to go if you want to sail West at 30mph?

2) You start sailing at 10:30am on a nice summer afternoon, and you want to finish by 2:30pm. If the path you are sailing is 3 miles, how fast do you have to sail to be done in time?

3) The sail of your boat is 10 meters tall, so that it can catch the summer wind, and the Golden Gate Bridge is 227 meters above the water. How much distance is between the top of your sail to the bottom of the Golden Gate Bridge?

For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park. Don’t forget to come to Mathnasium to brush up on your math so that you don’t get summer brain drain! We have summer problems that are bound to be fun.