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We're feeling a little nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Solve our word problem about marbles ... we'll comment with the answer tomorrow.

Laura K has 6 less than three times the number of marbles that Laura P has. Laura P has 2 more than half as many marbles as Laura W. If Laura W has 12 marbles, then how many marbles does Laura K have?

Laura K has 6 less than three times the number of marbles that Laura P has. Laura P has 2 more than half as many marbles as Laura W. If Laura W has 12 marbles, then how many marbles does Laura K have?

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We're thrilled to see veteran math educator and Mathnasium co-founder/Chief Instructional Officer Larry Martinek featured in this wonderful article in Forbes!

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Hi there, problem solvers! It's Word Problem Wednesday once again--are you ready to flex those math muscles? Comment with your answer to this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution!

The Lakeside Elementary School Choir is hosting a fund-raising concert event. They sold child tickets for $10 each and adult tickets for $20 each. They made $2,000. If they sold 60 adult tickets, how many child tickets did they sell?

The Lakeside Elementary School Choir is hosting a fund-raising concert event. They sold child tickets for $10 each and adult tickets for $20 each. They made $2,000. If they sold 60 adult tickets, how many child tickets did they sell?

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Happy New Year! The first Word Problem Wednesday of 2017 is for all of you who had a blast traveling with friends and family over the holidays! Comment with your answer to this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution!

Paolo takes a plane from Seattle to New York. The plane takes off at 8:30 in the morning and lands 5 hours and 48 minutes later. New York is 3 time zones (3 hours) ahead of Seattle. What time does the plane land in New York?

Paolo takes a plane from Seattle to New York. The plane takes off at 8:30 in the morning and lands 5 hours and 48 minutes later. New York is 3 time zones (3 hours) ahead of Seattle. What time does the plane land in New York?

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This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday is for those of you gearing up to celebrate a very merry Christmas this weekend! Comment with your answer--we'll reveal the solution tomorrow!

Rachel the Christmas elf can wrap 8 presents in 3 minutes. How long will it take Rachel to wrap 28 presents?

Rachel the Christmas elf can wrap 8 presents in 3 minutes. How long will it take Rachel to wrap 28 presents?

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Blast off! On Word Problem Wednesday, we're looking up toward the stars... and beyond! Solve our space shuttle word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer.

A space shuttle has 1 large fuel tank and 3 small fuel tanks. The tanks are filled with 600 tons of fuel in total. The large fuel tank is completely filled with 400 tons of fuel, and the rest of the fuel fills 2 ½ small tanks. How much does each small tank hold when full?

A space shuttle has 1 large fuel tank and 3 small fuel tanks. The tanks are filled with 600 tons of fuel in total. The large fuel tank is completely filled with 400 tons of fuel, and the rest of the fuel fills 2 ½ small tanks. How much does each small tank hold when full?

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Looking for the perfect holiday surprise for the math lover(s) in your life? We've got you covered.

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This creepy-crawly Word Problem Wednesday is for all the high school geometry fans out there! Give it a try, comment with your answer, and check back tomorrow for the solution.

Believe it or not, ants use math to get food efficiently. Instead of following the shortest path to food, ants take the path that will take the least time. Please refer to the diagram. The shortest route from the ant to the cookie is two inches. Because of the terrain, the ant can get to the cookie faster if it turns 45° to the left and then 135° to the right. Exactly how much greater is the distance of the path that takes less time?

Believe it or not, ants use math to get food efficiently. Instead of following the shortest path to food, ants take the path that will take the least time. Please refer to the diagram. The shortest route from the ant to the cookie is two inches. Because of the terrain, the ant can get to the cookie faster if it turns 45° to the left and then 135° to the right. Exactly how much greater is the distance of the path that takes less time?

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Mathnasium is honored to be mentioned as a partner in +National PTA's STEM Plus Families initiative in this insightful piece on STEM education! We're proud to put the "M" in STEM.

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This December, math learning meets family fun with our special holiday cookie recipe! Use math to unlock the required quantities for the recipe, bake up a (snow)storm, and bring your finished treats (or a picture of them) into Mathnasium to receive a fun reward. Happy Holidays!

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