‘Star Wars’ can teach your child math

Sometimes you just need to use the Force to get through your children’s homework assignments, right? Now the “Star Wars” universe has expanded to offer reading and writing and math workbooks from Workman Publishing.

Workman Publishing

The $8.95 workbooks include questions like these:

Luke was (unhappy) that his uncle wanted him to wait another year to join the Academy.

Was he: Anguised? Devastated? or Disappointed?

Han Solo (walked) over to Princess Leia to joke with her.

Did he: Saunter? Strode? or Trudged?

That’s from the fourth-grade reading and writing workbook.

By the way, Han Solo would never to go Leia. He would wait for her to come to him.

 

Now for some math …

There are 5 clone troopers outside the Jedi temple. There are 10 times as many battle droids? How many battle droids are there?

At a Wookiee banquet, 4 guests ate nuts and 6 times as many guests ate biscuits. How many guests ate biscuits?

That’s from the fourth-grade math book, but I’m still stuck on the image of a Wookiee banquet and that they eat nuts and biscuits.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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