Question Video: Identifying Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday Mathematics

Here are Natalie’s weekly activities. Today is Monday. What activity will she do tomorrow?

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Here are Natalie’s weekly activities. Today is Monday. What activity will she do tomorrow?

In this problem, we’ve given a table which shows us all the different activities that Natalie does over a week. The first row of our table shows the days of the week from Monday through to Sunday. The second row of the table shows us the activities that Natalie does on those days. We can see pictures and words to describe them. On Monday, she goes to the park. On Tuesday, she reads a book. She walks the dog on Wednesday, plays football on Thursday. On Friday, she has music lessons. And then it’s the weekend. On Saturday, she goes swimming. And she plays on the computer on Sundays.

In our problem, we can see that two words are written in bold. One of them is in the question. What activity will she do tomorrow? And we know that the word tomorrow means the day after today. So we could read the question as, what activity will she do the day after today? Our answer to this question depends on what day today is. If we’re watching the video on a Friday, tomorrow will be Saturday. Or if we’re trying to solve the problem on a Wednesday, tomorrow will be Thursday. If we look carefully at our problem, we can see that we’re told the day. Today is Monday. And so, if today is Monday, we can read the question as, what activity will she do the day after Monday?

Let’s find Monday on Natalie’s table. We know that, in the days of the week, Monday comes after Sunday and before Tuesday. So we can see that on Monday, today, she goes to the park. What is the day after Monday? And what does Natalie do on that day? The day after Monday is Tuesday. And on Tuesday, we can see that Natalie reads a book. And so, we can say if today is Monday, tomorrow Natalie will read a book.

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