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Weekly Math Problems

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Weekly Math Problems

 


 Weekly Math Problems - Week #2

 

Due Date:  Friday, October 16th, 8:30 a.m.

 

Directions: Answer each problem on a separate sheet of paper.  Each        

problem should include the following steps:

   

     Step 1.  Understand the problem

              Collect/Write down all relevant data

   

     Step 2.  Choose an Appropriate Strategy

             Act It Out

             Choose An Operation

             Draw a Picture

             Guess and Check

             Look For a Pattern

             Make a Chart or Table

             Make an Organized List

             Use Logical Reasoning

             Work Backwards

   

    Step 3. Solve the Problem

             Use your relevant data and the appropriate strategy to solve

             the problem. Show all work. Explain your answer.

 

Problems:

 

Problem 1) Professor Frederick Fossilface loves to discover new dinosaurs. He has 5 jars full of dino bones in his lab. Jar A contains 83 bones. Jar B has 79. Jar C has 94 bones. Jar D has 85. And Jar E has 90 bones. The professor clears out 3 jars to build a new dinosaur with 262 bones. Which jars did he use to build the new dinosaur?

 

Problem 2) Clovus T. Cow teaches tap-dancing to dogs and ducks. He has the same number of each in his class.If he ordered 45 pairs of tap shoes, how many dogs and how many ducks are in his tap-dance class?

 

Problem 3) Chef Jeff is baking 7 special cupcakes for Skippy, his pet seal. He wants to place 1 red fish and 3 blue fish on each cupcake. How many fish does Jeff need?

 

Problem 4) Chef Jeff baked 700 clam cookies for Miss Bliss's class. There are 35 kids in the class. Miss Bliss would like to give each student the same number of cookies and have none leftover. Can she?

 

Problem 5) Hank has 600 bowling cards in his collection. He gives 16 cards to his friend Phil, 41 to his sister Frieda, and 37 to his great grandma Gladys. How many cards did Hank give away?

 

Problem 6) Chet had 1,000,000 chestnuts stored up for winter - and they're all gone! Chad ate 200,000 more than Chet. But Chet ate 100,000 more than Chip. How many chestnuts did Chet eat?

 


 

 

Weekly Math Problems - Week #1

 

Due Date:  Friday, October 9th, 8:30 a.m.

 

Directions: Answer each problem on a separate sheet of paper.  Each        

problem should include the following steps:

   

     Step 1.  Understand the problem

              Collect/Write down all relevant data

   

     Step 2.  Choose an Appropriate Strategy

             Act It Out

             Choose An Operation

             Draw a Picture

             Guess and Check

             Look For a Pattern

             Make a Chart or Table

             Make an Organized List

             Use Logical Reasoning

             Work Backwards

   

    Step 3. Solve the Problem

             Use your relevant data and the appropriate strategy to solve

             the problem. Show all work. Explain your answer.


 

 

Problems:

1) Mom put 24 carrots on a plate. When she came home, she saw 10 carrots left. Write an equation using a variable to represent the number of carrots eaten and then solve.

 

2) Last year, 9,742 people went to the concert. This year 2,197 less people came. Write an equation using a variable to represent the number of people attending the concert this year and then solve the equation.

 

3) Use an expression to model the following: Frank grew 921 trees. In November he sold 210, and in December he sold 452. Then he planted 750 new trees.

 

4) If Stan adds $5 to his savings account, he will have more than $125. Which amount might Stan have in his account now: $119, $120, or $122? Explain your answer.

 

5) There are 440 books needing to be shelved in the library. Mrs. Smith can shelve 40 books each hour. How many hours will it take her to shelve all the books? Explain your answer.

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