Rounding Math in Redwood City

Coyotes All Around by Stuart Murphy is an excellent way to practice rounding with your child in Redwood City. This incredible book will  show your child how rounding is a faster and more efficient means of getting the answer. After reading this book, they will want to round even though it initially seemed harder! Little do they know how much easier rounding is once they’re familiar with it! Rounding can be used when an exact answer isn’t necessary. For example, when you’re estimating the amount of lizards outside, rounding is appropriate to use. Rounding can be wonderful, but before introducing rounding to your child make sure they have a solid foundation and understanding of place value. At the end of the story of counting coyotes, there are additional math problems included that your child should practice to gain a better understanding of rounding. Additionally, there are activities in the back that will help solidify their new rounding knowledge. And another plus, there are factoids on animals and plants mixed into the book! Coyotes All Around is a great read for all young children who are learning how to round, and I recommend this book to all children in the Redwood City and San Carlos area.

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Go to Palo Alto-Menlo Park’s website for math book recommendations and information on math tutoring near Redwood City.

Dinner and a Movie in Redwood City

A great movie theater to go to is Century 20 in Redwood City. What makes this theater so special is that it is surrounded by great restaurants. Taking your child to dinner and a movie at Redwood City after their session at Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium is a great way to reward your child after all of their hard work. The restaurants that surround Century 20 include Mexican cuisine, sushi bars, Italian food, American food, Mediterranean food, fast food, and more. Clearly, there is a huge selection of different restaurants to take your child to. Here are some examples of questions you can ask next time you take your child to the movies.


  1. You and your child decide to go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. You order the Chicken Penne ($11.99) and your child gets the Spaghetti and Meat Sauce ($5.79). For dessert, you both share the Mud Pie ($4.95). How much do all of the orders cost together? If tax is 9.75%, how much is the tax (both with and without the cost of the meal)? If you tip your waiter 15%, how much is the tip? How much did everything cost with tip and tax? If you pay with a hundred dollar bill, how much change will you receive?
  2. The distance from The Old Spaghetti Factory to Redwood City’s Century 20 is .1 mile. If you and your child walk from the restaurant to the theater at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour. How long will it take you and your child to get the theater?
  3. A movie ticket is $9.75 per person. How much money are both tickets? If your movie lasts 120 minutes, how much does the movie cost per hour?

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Taking your child to dinner and a movie in Redwood City is a great way to bond, enjoy yummy food and a movie, and most importantly practice math skills.

For more fun math problems and information on math tutoring, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.

Seeing Symmetry in Redwood City

Symmetry in Redwood City

Symmetry is all around us here in Redwood City, you just have to know what to look for in order to find it! Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy shows your child all of the place they can find symmetry using items they are  familiar with. The book will teach you how to find symmetry using lines, folding, and only your eyes- it’s all a matter of knowing what to look for. Your child can even find symmetry on their own body! From animals to letters of the alphabet, symmetry is everywhere in our daily lives. Seeing Symmetry will even teach your Redwood City child about rotational symmetry.

Symmetry is important for many aspects of life for various creatures. One of these important characteristics is movement. It allows animals to crawl, swim, hop, walk, run, and even fly! No wonder why symmetry is so abundant in nature here in Redwood City. Teach your child the beauty of symmetry and how to find it with Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy. I recommend this book to all children who are learning about symmetry in the Atherton and Redwood City area. Check this book out from the Redwood City Library!

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For some more great math book recommendations, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.

Redwood City Park Math

uring the winter months, there are days when you crave for summer. A great way to quench that summer craving is to take your child to Stafford Park in Redwood City. Stafford Park has it all. It is 1.6 acres, it has a water “park” during the summer months, it has play structures, a play area, picnic area, barbecue pits, and restrooms. Although the water section of the park is closed in February, there are loads of summer-related things you can do at this park. For example, your family could have a picnic! Since the grass may be wet, sit on the benches and enjoy a nice meal with your child. If you decide to barbecue, your children can play in this huge park while they wait for the wood. Stafford Park in Redwood City is clearly a great place for children to play.

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After you eat, you can quiz your child on their math skills with fun problems. Here are some examples:

  1. It takes 6.5 minutes to grill a hot dog. If each grill at Stafford Park can fit 3 hot dogs at a time and you want to grill 14 hot dogs, how much time will it take to grill all of the hot dogs?
  2. Stafford Park is a big park – 1.62 acres to be exact. Convert 1.62 acres to square feet. Remember, 1 acre = 43560 square feet.
  3. Stafford Park in Redwood City is 5 miles away from Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park. If you drive to the park at a speed of 30 miles per hour, how long will it take you to get to the park?

For more information about Stafford Park, check out their website.

For more problems and information about math in and book recommendations, check out the website for Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.

Warm Weather Math in Redwood City

Redwood City Warm Weather Math

All of this cold weather in Redwood City, leaves me craving warm weather! Thankfully, the weather here in Redwood City is usually pretty nice. The only thing I love more than soaking up the sun’s warm rays is math! In honor of my affinity for both the sun and mathematics, let’s practice some sun and warm weather related math problems! Maybe once your child finishes solving these math problems the sun here in Redwood City will start to shine.

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  1. In Redwood City, the sun is out for approximately 12.5 hours everyday. What percent of the day is the sun out?
  2. During the warm weather, many kids love going to the pool. If Redwood City’s pool is 10 ft x 30 ft x 15 ft, what is the volume of the pool?
  3. Another fun warm weather activity is going hiking. If you go hiking with your family and you hike 4 miles in 140 minutes, what was your average speed?

Clearly, warm weather in Redwood City is a perfect way to quiz your child on their math skills while having fun.

For more problems and information about math in and book recommendations, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.

Math and Art in Redwood City

Redwood City Math

In a clever combination of mathematics and famous artwork, Greg Tang’s MATH-terpieces helps children learn addition and problem solving. The book is designed for children ages five through ten and is perfect for children near Redwood City. Younger children will learn addition through MATH-terpieces while older children will benefit from the problem solving aspect of the book. This book is fantastic for your well-rounded child with multiple interests. The book shows a famous painting on one page and a math grouping problem on the other page. Solutions and explanations are in the back so you child can check the answers to the problems as they go. Additionally, there are definitions of important art terms in the back of the book. While building math and reasoning skills, your child will also be gaining exposure to famous artwork from some of the best artists of all-time. The creativity and pure brilliance of this book earns it a special spot on my bookshelf. I recommend that all parents in the Atherton and Redwood City Area pick up a copy of MATH-terpieces and read it with your child. You will not be disappointed! Head over to Barnes and Noble in Redwood City to pick up MATH-terpieces.

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Birthday Math in Redwood City

Your child’s birthday party is coming up and they’re ecstatic! They want to have either a roller blading party or a pool party to celebrate the occasion with their friends. For roller skating, there is Redwood Roller Rink in Redwood City. After searching online, you also find Menlo Swim and Sport’s Belle Haven pools in Menlo Park. Your kid can’t wait for their birthday and are eager to help plan their big birthday bash. They know this will involve math so here are some practice math problems for your kid:

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1. You want to invite 16 kids to your birthday party. Including you, there will be 17 children total.

a) At the Belle Haven pool, it costs $100 for swim admission for 12 children and 4 adult chaperones. It costs $4 for each additional child. If you host your party at the pool, how much will it cost?

b) At the Redwood Roller Rink, it costs $100 for up to 25 skaters. For all non-skating guests, there is a $3 admissions fee. If your mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa are coming with you and choosing not to skate how much would it cost to have your birthday party at the Redwood Roller Rink?

c) Which party would be less expensive? By how much?

2. Cake is your favorite and you want to order a huge cake for your party! If the radius of your cake is 8 inches, what is the area of the cake?

For more math problems and fun, check out Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park:

Math Facts in Redwood City

Has your child in Redwood City ever asked about math as a subject? If so, you should go to the Redwood City Public Library and look for some great books to support this interest! Go Figure! A Totally Cool Book About Numbers is just that, a totally cool book about numbers that you can read right here in Redwood City! This book of math facts by Johnny Ball illustrates the importance of numbers in every-day life. The book contains fascinating math related facts with handy tricks scattered throughout the book. There are questions and quizzes mixed into the book which will allow your child to practice the knowledge they learned in the book. Answers to these questions are in the back of the book so your child can check their answers. Beginning with the history of math, the book covers an array of topics. The content covered in Go Figure! A Totally Cool Book About Numbers include: the origins of math, how math was used when it first originated, magic numbers, shapes, logic, and interesting math facts. While this book will not teach your child very many mathematical skills, it will teach your child a lot about mathematics as a subject. I recommend this book for children in the Redwood City and Menlo Park area who are very curious, love learning, and enjoy mathematics. Redwood City schools will be surprised by your child’s knowledge and appreciation of math.

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For more problems and information about math and book recommendations, check out Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s website.

Halloween Math Problems in Redwood City

With Halloween less than 24 hours away, I am so excited- I am nearly jumping out of my seat! I bet your child in Redwood City is too! But it’s not Halloween yet, so let’s squeeze in a few math problems before tomorrow when your child won’t be able to focus due to their excitement, fun plans, and sugar rush.

Halloween Math Problems

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Here are some fun Halloween-filled math problems for you to practice with your child:

1. There are plenty of wonderful spots to trick-or-treat in Redwood City and Silicon Valley neighborhoods! People tend to be rather generous with their candy-giving and the first house you go to allows you to take 3 pieces of candy (1.7 oz each). The next person gives you a king-sized candy bar (2.5 oz). By the time you get to the third house, they are all out of candy.

a) How much candy do you have so far in ounces (oz)?

2. Your brother comes home after trick-or-treating with his friends. He has a huge bag filled with candy and tells you “I bet I have more candy than you”. You look at your bag and challenge him that you in fact have more candy than him. Your brother has 3 bars of candy that are 2.5 oz each, 1 that is 2.8 oz each, 2 bars of candy that are 3.2 oz each, and 10 candies that are 1.3 oz each.

a) If you have 27.8 oz of candy, who has more candy- you or your brother?

b) How much more candy do you (or your brother) have?

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Redwood City Burger Math

Burgers are considered the most American food ever. They can be found almost anywhere in the country, including right here in Redwood City. There are several burger joints in Redwood City, such as Five Guys, the Patty Shack, In n Out, Johnny Rockets, and Refuge.


I’m sure if you looked around, you would find more places near Redwood City serving this classic dish ! And if you don’t eat beef, there are many types of burgers nowadays: including turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and even black bean burgers.


Because this food is so popular, everyone can relate to burger math. What is burger math, you ask? Well, burger math is very important! Before you order your burger, you must do burger math to figure out how much food you are getting, and how much your burger will cost. Let’s try out some burger math in Redwood City now!

Burger Math Problems

  • You are given 3 burger choices at the Redwood City burger joint you are at. A 1/2 pound burger for $11, a 1/3 pound burger for $8.50, and a 1/4 pound burger for $7. Which burger is the least money per pound? (A: The largest option, of course! Now you have to figure out which that is…)
  • You are allowed 2 toppings for free, and each additional topping is 75 cents more. You get 5 toppings. How much do your toppings cost total.
  • All of the burgers you and your family get cost $54.30 total. Because the service at Redwood City burger joints is exceptional. you decide to give an 18% tip. How much do you tip?

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