# Fall Food in Menlo Park

Fall is the time of many delicious food-related holidays, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. From pumpkin pie to caramel apples to cranberry juice, fall is a period of time during which food is definitely at the forefront of people’s minds. Here are some places in Menlo Park where you and your family can get a taste of these and similar fall-related foods.

1. Restaurant 3000 — serves seasonal American breakfasts and lunches

2. Blue Garden Cafe — a lunchtime cafe best known for its seasonal salads and sandwiches

3. Menlo Grill Bistro — offers a wide variety of upscale seasonal dishes for palates of any kind

You can still be engaged with math while you’re out at these Menlo Park places! Whether it’s asking your child to cut apple pie into 8 even pieces, or telling them to calculate the 15% tip at the restaurant, there are many opportunities to engage your child’s mind. For more fun ways to learn math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# 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!

# Exploratorium Museum Visit for Menlo Park Students

While it may be hard to explore the outdoors in the winter, the perfect places for Menlo Park students to go is the Exploratorium in San Francisco! It is a great day trip to take with the family during the weekend. The Exploratorium allows everyone to interact with exhibits that deal with science, art and the human perspective. The mission statement of this museum is to change the way the world learns. The Exploratorium is only a train ride away from Menlo Park!

While at the museum, ask your Menlo Park children these math questions to get them even more engaged!

1) If you want to spend an equal amount of time in each of the six galleries, and you have 4 hours to spend with your friends from Menlo Park at the museum, how many minutes should you spend at each gallery?

2) There are 58 people in the Human Behavior gallery; how much do all of there tickets cost together if each ticket is \$29?

3) If there’s an average of 1,100,000 visits to the museum annuallly, what is the average number of people per month?

We hope you have fun at the Exploratorium, Menlo Park! For many fun ways to learn math in the Stanford area, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Chinese New Year Problems for Menlo Park

Get excited! Chinese New Year is just a week away! February 8 will mark the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Many of our students in Menlo Park and the surrounding area celebrate Chinese New Year, so here are some math problems to mark the occasion.

1. Mei, a student in Menlo Park, has received many red envelopes from her relatives for Chinese New Year’s! She receives \$5 from her mother, \$10 from her father, \$15 from her grandfather, \$13.13 from her aunt, and \$8.88 from her great grandmother. What was the average amount of money she received in each red envelope?

2. Menlo Park is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Parade! If the parade starts at 5:00 and ends at 5:36, and the participants march 2 miles, what was the average speed of the walkers?

3. Alexander has decided to give out candy to his entire class at his Menlo Park elementary school. If there are 23 students in his class (including him), and he wants to give each classmate 3 pieces of candy, how much money will he spend on candy? (Assume candy is \$5 for a pack of 30).

4. Lana bought some firecrackers for Chinese New Year’s! She takes them into her Menlo Park backyard to enjoy with friends. Assuming that when they’re set, the firecrackers travel 50 miles per hour. If the firecracker was in the air for 0.3 seconds before landing, how far did it travel?

We hope you enjoyed these themed math practice problems. For more fun ways to learn/practice math, visit The Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park. Xing nian kuai le (Happy New Year)!

# Menlo Park – Rainy Day Math

California has been in a drought for the past few years, but we are finally getting the kind of rain we need! It has been raining in Menlo Park almost every day, and has given us the perfect puddles to jump in. Our umbrellas are out and our rainboots are on as we set out to brave the seemingly endless rain.

While we do need the rain, it can be hard to stay inside all the time without anything to do. Well, Menlo Park, we have the perfect indoor activity to do when the rain has gotten you down… math problems!

1) If the rain is falling at 10 meters/sec, how long would it take a single rain drop to fall 365 ft?

2) A pool is 3/4 full. If the rain fills up 1/8 of the pool that is empty, how full is the pool after the rain?

3) When Alice goes outside her house in Menlo Park, she sees a puddle that is in a perfect circle. If she measures the radius of the puddle to be 2 ft, how big is the cirfumfrence of the circle? The area?

We hope you enjoy doing these math problems while keeping warm inside in Menlo Park, but don’t forget to go out and play in the rain every once in a while!

# Mathnasium Themed Math Problems Menlo Park

Hello Menlo Park students! We’re about to start off the new year, and we hope you’re as excited about 2016 as we are! Why not start the year with a big boost in your math skills? Here are some math problems to help kick off the new year, themed around the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park. If you’re a student here in our Menlo Park site, you’ll definitely recognize the context of some of these math problems.

1. Cindy comes to the Menlo Park Mathnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for one hour each time. How many hours does she spend at Mathnasium each year?

2. 2/9 of all Menlo Park students come to Mathnasium! (made up statistic). If there are 150 students registered at Mathnasium, how many total students are there in Menlo Park?

3. Kevin gets 5/16 on his first test, 8/16 on his second test, 14/16 on his third test, and 16/16 on his last test. What was his average score (in percent)?

4. It takes 12 minutes to travel from the Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium to the Los Altos one, if one drives at 20 miles per hour. How far are the two Mathnasiums from each other?

5. It takes 15 minutes for a Menlo Park Mathnasium staff writer to finish one blog post. If a Mathnasium staff writer works for 4 hours doing nothing but writing blog posts, how many can (s)he write? (how meta was that?)

We hope that you enjoyed doing these Mathnasium-themed math problems dedicated especially to our Menlo Park students. Remember to study hard in the new year, and to continue developing your math skills! Being good at math helps you with your critical thinking and analysis skills. If you want to really supplement the math you learn at school, come to Mathnasium! For more fun ways to learn and practice math, please visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

# Fall in Menlo Park

We are well into fall, here in Menlo Park! The leaves have changed their colors and have begun to decorate our streets. One of the most fun things to do when there are a lot of crunchy, colorful leaves in your backyard is to rake them all up (with the help of you kids, of course) and jump in them!

Jumping in the leaves is the perfect activity on a cool Sunday morning; not only is it a blast, but the yard will also be cleaned.

While having fun in the leaves with your kids, feel free to ask them these questions to incorperate math into their day.

1) If there are 100 leaves in one pound, and you count 425 leaves, approximately how many pounds of leaves do you have?

2) In a pile, if there is a ratio of 2 red leaves to 3 yellow leaves to 1 orange leaves, what is the probability you pick a red leaf?

3) It takes 1 person 2 hours to rake all the leaves in the backyard in Menlo Park. If there are 4 people raking the leaves, how long with it take?

Have fun in fall, Menlo Park! For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

# Menlo Park Farmers Market

Every Sunday, Menlo Park has a wonderful farmers market from 9am-1pm. This is a great place to take your children after a session at Mathnasium! The market is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that can add freshness to your Sunday evening dinner.

It is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful fall weather, even though it is still a bit hot in Menlo Park!

While at the farmers market, ask your child these questions to include a little more math in their day!

1) If peaches cost \$2.99 per pound and you buy 3 pounds, how much money do you spend?

2) There are 20 cherries in one pound. If you buy 2.5 pounds of cherries, how many cherries will you have?

3) If a watermelon weigh 5 times as much as an orange, and an orange weighs 3 ounces, how much does the watermelon weigh?

The Menlo Park Farmers Market is the perfect place to go on a Sunday after Mathnasium, as it is only 5 minutes away. For more fun ways to learn math, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park. Hope you are enjoying the fall, Menlo Park!

# Nealon Park in Menlo Park

With school in full swing, it is important to get outside the house and get some fresh air! A great place to go to take a break from homework is Nealon Park in Menlo Park, which is less than 5 minutes away from Mathnasium. Nealon Park has a great playground structure, a wonderful lawn area and is the perfect place to bring your children for a nice afternoon outing.

Nealon Park is also dog friendly and can be a fun place to picnic on the weekends. It also has tennis courts and a softball field for any games that you want to play with your family!

Although this park is a great place to take your children’s minds off of homework and school, math should always be involved in the activity! Ask you children these questions to incoorperate math into this fun outing:

1) If you leave your house in Menlo Park at 5:35pm to go to Nealon Park, and only want to spend 1.25 hours there, what time should you leave?

2) There are 4 dogs, 2 cats and 1 bird in the park. How many legs do all of these animals have together?

3) If you need at least 8 people for each team in softball, and you have 35 people, what is the biggest number of teams you can make?

Nealon Park in Menlo Park is the perfect place for any occasion; it would even be a great place to bring your kids after a session at Mathnasium!

# Amusement Park Near Menlo Park

A popular amusement park here in the Bay Area is California’s Great America. Opened in 1976, Great America is only 14 miles from Menlo Park! It has been the site of many films and has lots of fun rides.

One of the most popular rides is Flight Deck, which was opened in 1993 and performs several loops upside down! Another favorite ride at the park is the Centrifuge, which, just like the actual machine, spins people around in a circle and plasters them to the wall. Be careful, you might get dizzy!

Great America also has plenty of games to play and an entire water park to go to when it gets too hot for the rides!

Lets say you take your child to Great America, ask them these questions while at the park to include some math in your trip!

1) Each ticket to Great America costs \$33 dollars. If you buy 2 tickets, how much change will you get if you pay with a one hundred dollar bill?

2) At the Panda Express in the park, a bowl of orange chicken and fried rice costs \$5.99 and lemonade costs \$1.29. If you buy two bowls and one lemonade, how much will it cost?

3) If you have 6 hours and 25 minutes to spend at the park, and you arrive at 10:30am, what time do you have to leave?

As you can see, Great America is an easy day trip from Menlo Park, and a great place to incorporate some math into your child’s day while they are having fun! For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website.