## Happy Fourth of July Math Puzzle

Our town is planning a sensational Fourth of July fireworks.  The professionals in charge of the fireworks display will light four Rockets every minute,  two Sonic Booms every 30 seconds, one Super Rocket every three minutes, and one Flying Star Fountain every 5 minutes.  The … Continue reading

## World Cup Soccer by the Numbers

Here’s a timely math question for students in grades 5 and up. Europe has more than 53 soccer teams. They have played 268 matches and scored 749 times. What is their average number of goals per match? Bonus question: Only 25% … Continue reading

## Baseball diamond math

During the summer months we will be running a series of fun math problems to help students stay sharp, including those on grade level and those in need of math intervention. A baseball diamond forms a 90 foot square.  It is … Continue reading

## Sweet Sixteen Algebra

Teams will be travelling to get to the Sweet Sixteen tournament locations.  The UCLA Bruins will travel the furthest from Los Angeles to Memphis. The 2000 mile flight will take 5 hours and 50 minutes.  The San Diego State Aztecs have … Continue reading

## Michigan State Scoring Average

Here is a March Mathness problem for your students. In yesterday’s game Michigan State scored 93 points beating Delaware and advancing.  During the 40 minutes of regulation play how many points did Michigan State score per minute? Please send your … Continue reading

## Mathematical Difference between NBA and College hoops

Already television and social media are abuzz with college basketball statistics. March Madness is here. Here are two fun math problems to share with students: Problem 1: NBA games have 4 12-minute quarters.  College games have 2 20-minute halves.  Which games … Continue reading

## Oscar Math: Fun Math Problems for Grades 3-8

The 2014 Academy Awards take place this Sunday.  We thought you might enjoy sharing some fun math problems with your math intervention and math enrichment students, or maybe your entire class.  Here are three. Problem 1:  Grades 2-4 Two of … Continue reading

## Olympic Hockey Math for Grades 5-10

The U.S. Men’s Hockey team is lining up for Gold.  Here are some Hockey math problems for students in middle school and high school. Grade 5-6:  This year the Olympics are in Sochi, Russia. The currency in Russia is called ruble. 35.78 … Continue reading