Share these math problems with your math class this Labor Day week. The facts below come by way of the Economic Policy Institute through Forbes. $28,659: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of age with a high school degree. $49,648: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of…

Read MoreMarch Mathness wraps up tonight. The National Championship game between Wisconsin and Duke will match two big scorers, Frank Kaminsky and Jahil Okafer. In Wisconsin’s win over Kentucky Saturday, Kaminsky made 7 out of 11 field goals. Duke Center Okafer also made 7 out of 11 field goals against Michigan State. Determine their field goal…

Read MoreThe number seven seeded Michigan State Spartans beat the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70. They now join an elite group of three number one seeds in the Final Four. This certainly would qualify them as the Cinderella Story of the 2015 NCAA tournament. In their win against Louisville, Spartan Guards Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine…

Read MoreIt was one year ago that we launched the Ascend Math blog. In that time, we’ve provided nearly 100 posts covering important topics like the latest research on BYOD, common core, and math intervention strategies. What’s more, we provided teachers and students with fun math problems to solve during the Winter Olympics, March Madness and throughout the…

Read MorePennsylvania’s Taney Dragons are one win away from the U.S. Little League Championship game in Williamsport. Their star pitcher is 13-year-old phenom Mo’Ne Davis who threw 43 pitches in her last outing and struck out 6 batters. Mo’Ne’s fastball has been clocked at 71 miles an hour. The distance from the pitching mound to the…

Read MoreIt can take a lot of patience to catch fish. Sometimes you have to put the bait right in front of them. Figure this problem out. The fish are 21 feet deep. Your bait will sink at the rate of 1 and ½ feet every second. How many seconds will you have to wait before…

Read MoreHere is a math and science problem combined: In my garden I found 2 spiders, 3 honeybees and 1 earthworm. How many legs were there in all? For help, you may want to learn more about the difference between insects and arachnids. Worms don’t have legs, but you already knew that.

Read MoreDuring 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 90 feet from home to 1st base, another 90 feet between 1st and 2nd ,…

Read More20 million people across the U.S. were estimated to have participated in the first Earth Day. More than a billion people in 180 countries around the world now celebrate Earth Day every year. What is the percentage increase from 20 million to 1 billion? Here are some more Earth Day math problems: Making new cans…

Read MoreThis problem was submitted anonymously to our blog. Enjoy The National Recycling Coalition reports that recycling has created 1.1 million jobs and $37 billion in annual payroll. If we increased our recycling by 10% how many additional new jobs would be created.

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