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In the five-plus years of StarTeaching's existence, we have always tried to provide our readers with real resources that can be utilized in the classrooms.  This web page includes all of the Weekly Math Problems by our own expert writer, MaryAnn Graziani, featured in our monthly newsletters.  And we will continue to bring you more in the future in each of our bi-monthly newsletters!!

 

A Full Year of Weekly Math Problems
From our 2009 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Weekly Math Problems from our 2009 newsletters.  That's 240 problems for your students!!!  They are great as a 'Problem of the Day', as a class wrap-up activity, for discussion, or even as a sponge.  As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these questions to fit your class and students.

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    In 4 X 4 panmagic squares, the rows, columns, and every diagonal, including the so-called 'broken' diagonals, sum to 34.  Find the missing numbers to complete the panmagic squares:

13  2   __   3 
12  7    9   6
 1  __   4  15
 8  11   5  10
Day 2

1.   

3   13  2  __
6   12  7  __
__   1  __  4
10   8  11  5
Day 3
16  3  __   2
 9  6  12   7
 4 __   1  14
5 10   8  __
Day 4

4.   

 2  __   3  __
 7   9   6  12
14   4  __   1
11   5  __   8
Day 5
 8  __   5  10
13   2  __   3
12   7   9   6
 1  __   4  15
Day 6
10   8  __   5
 3  __   2  16
 6  12   7   9
15   1  __   4
Day 7
 5   10   8   __
16    3  __    2
 9    6  12    7
 4   __   1   __
Day 8
11  5   __   8
 2 16    3  13
 7  9    6  12
__  4   15   1 
Day 9
  1   12   6   __
  8   __   3   __
 11    2  __    5
 14    7   9    4
Day 10
__   1   12   6
10   8   __   3
 5  11    2  __
 9   4   14   7

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

  Use the following Chart for this week's problems:
1 I 16 XVI
2 II 17 XVII
3 III 18 XVIII
4 IV 19 XIX
5 V 20 XX
6 VI 30 XXX
7 VII 40 XL
8 VIII 50 L
9 IX 60 LX
10 X 70 LXX
11 XI 80 LXXX
12 XII 90 XC
13 XIII 100 C
14 XIV 500 D
15 XV 1000 M
Day 1

1.    Convert CMXCIX to an Arabic numeral

Day 2

1.    Convert DCLXXXIX to an Arabic numeral

Day 3 Convert CXCVII to an Arabic numeral
Day 4

4.    Convert CCV to an
Arabic numeral

Day 5
Convert XCVI to an
Arabic numeral
Day 6
Convert CCXLIII to an
Arabic numeral
Day 7
Convert LVI to an
Arabic numeral
Day 8
Convert DCXCIX to an
Arabic numeral
Day 9
Convert CCXII to an
Arabic numeral
Day 10
Convert CCCLXXXVIII 
to an Arabic numeral

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    What is the area of a triangle with a base of 10 cm and a height of 15 cm?

Day 2

1.    Find the value for n:   
9/54 = n/18

Day 3 The perimeter of a square piece of cloth is 20 inches.  What is the area?
Day 4

4.    Estimate by rounding to the nearest hundredth: 0.062-0.007

Day 5

How much
time has passed
from 9:08 A.M.
to 12:10 P.M.?

Day 6

What is the perimeter
of a rectangle 5 cm
long and 6 cm wide?

Day 7

Find the average: 99, 83, 
51, 93, 79, 57

Day 8

What is 2.48 rounded
to the nearest tenth?

Day 9

Subtract 7.5 – 6.7

Day 10

What is the volume of
a rectangular prism 7 
inches long, 10 inches
wide, and 4 inches high?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 How long will it take you to mow
21 lawns  if you mow 6 lawns per hour?
Day 2
You have collected 320 cans of 
food for needy families.  If you give
each family 40 cans of food, how 
many cartons will you need 
to pack them?
Day 3
You bought 3gifts for your mother 
costing $24.00 each. You also 
bought 5 gifts for your father 
costing $18.00 each. How much 
money did you spend on your 
mother and father?
Day 4 6 classes will be going on a field 
trip.  There are 125 students. 
Each bus holds 48 students. 
How many buses will you need?
Day 5

1.     What is the mean average of
 97, 78, 84, and 86?

Day 6

1.   If you buy a new computer for 
$390.00 and have to make 12 
payments to pay if off, how 
much will each payment be?

Day 7

1.      4 people are sharing a pie. Jane 
has ¾ left, Jill have 3/5 left, Molly 
has 2/3 left and Jeff has 2/5 left. 
Who has the most amount 
of pie left?

Day 8

1.     IWhat is the next number in the 
following pattern: 
320, 160, 60, 40,...

Day 9
Here are the number of tries 
your friends took to get a strike 
when they went bowling:
1,2,6,6,4,3,5,2,6,3.  
What is the median number 
of tries? 
Day 10
Using the number from question 
9 above, answer these two 
questions: 
What is the mode?  
What is the mean?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    A spinner is divided into 16 sections.  3 sections are red, 6 are blue, 5 are purple, and 2 are orange. If you spin the spinner once, what is the probability that you will land on blue?

Day 2

1.    If 750 quarts of water will run from the sink every 50 seconds.  How long will it take for 660 quarts to run?

Day 3 Mount Everest is about 29,000 feet high.  Mount Kilimanjaro is about 19,000 feet high.  How much taller is Mount Everest?
Day 4

4.    You traveled 117 miles in 2.25 hours to come home from vacation. What is the average speed that you are traveling?

Day 5

You have 15 yards of ribbon for gift boxes.  Each box gets the same amount of ribbon.  How much ribbon will each of your 20 gift boxes get?

Day 6

If you save $2 in January, $4 in February, $8 in March, $16 in April, and follow the same savings pattern through December, how much money will you have in 12 months?

Day 7

If you have ½ a pizza leftover from yesterday and you eat 1/3 of it today, what fraction of the original pizza will you have left?

Day 8

Guess the other number if I have 12 and another number.  12 and other number have a greatest common factor of 6 and their least common multiple is 36.

Day 9

Nancy has 50 marbles.  20% of the marbles are yellow.  How many marbles are yellow?

Day 10

Tom had a platter of cookies. He ate 5 of them and gave 3 to his brother.  He then gave cookies to 8 friends.  Kurt took 1 cookie, Mathew took 3 cookies, Nancy took 5.  When the last friend took theirs, the platter was empty.  How many cookies did Tom start with?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    If there were 9 cats on a bridge and one jumped over the edge, how many would be left?  Answer: None - they are copycats

Day 2

1.     If you take three apples from five apples, how many do you have?  Answer: You have three apples

Day 3 What has 4 legs and only 1 foot?  Answer: a bed!
Day 4

4.    How many times can you subtract 6 from 30?  Answer: Once; after that it is no longer 30 (Don't try this on a test!)

Day 5   If one nickel is worth five cents, how much is half of one half of a nickel worth?  Answer: $0.0125
Day 6

How many 9's between 1 and 100?  Answer: 20

Day 7 Which is more valuable - one pound of $10 gold coins or half a pound of $20 gold coins?   Answer: One pound is twice of half pound
Day 8

It happens once in a minute, twice in a week, and once in a year. What is it?  Answer: the letter 'E'

Day 9 How can half of 12 be 7?   Answer:  Cut XII into two halves horizontally. You get VII on the top half
Day 10

Why are diapers like 100 dollar bills?  Answer: they need to be changed!

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani
Day 1

Nobody knows how old Aunt Helen is but she gave a few hints. She had passed 1/20 of her life before she started school. She spent 3/20 of her life in school; She worked for 1/10 of her life before she got married. She was married for 2/5 of her life. Her husband died after 7/10 of her life.

From reading Uncle Harry's gravestone you find out that she has been a widow for 24 years.

How old is Aunt Helen?

Day 2 The record for the greatest number of consecutive jumping jacks is 14500 in 5 hours and 35 minutes. If Joe does 55 jumping jacks per minute, how long will it take Joe to tie the record?
Day 3 Rachel opened her math book and found that the sum of the facing pages was 243. What pages did she open to?
Day 4 The newspaper reported that four hundred forty people went to the mall on Saturday. The same number of people went to the mall on Sunday. How many people went to the mall for the entire weekend?
Day 5 Jill has enough money to buy four compact discs per week. How many weeks until Jill can buy 24 compact discs?
Day 6 Albert's son will be thirteen this Sunday. If Albert is 40 years old, how old was Albert when Albert's son was born?
Day 7 Paul was 34 when Greg was born. How old will Paul be when Greg is fifteen?
Day 8 Sarah was 22 when James was born, how old will James be when Sarah is 37?
Day 9 To go to the mall, six cars carried 18 people. If the same number of people were in each car, how many people were there per car?
Day 10 How many seconds are there in 34 minutes?  (hint: 60 seconds in one minute)

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

In 4 X 4 panmagic squares, the rows, columns, and every diagonal, including the so-called 'broken' diagonals, sum to 34.  Find the missing numbers to complete the panmagic squares

 

__   6   __   1
13   3   10   8
 2  16    5  __
 7   9    4  14
Day 2
 6   15   1  __
 3   10   8  13
__    5  __   2
 9    4  14   7
Day 3
__   7   9   4
 1  12   6  15
 8  __   3  10
11   2  16   5
Day 4
4   __   7   9
15   1  12   6
__   8  __   3
 5  __   2  16
Day 5

1.         9        4         __        7

 6  15    1  12
 3  __    8  __
16   5   11   2
Day 6

1.      7           9       4           __

12   6  15    1
13   3  __    8
 2  __   5   __
Day 7

1.      I__       2          __       5

14   7    9   4
 1  __    6  15
 8  13    3  __
Day 8

1.     I 5       __         2         __

 4  14   7    9
__   1  12    6
__   8  13    3
Day 9
16   5   __   2
 9   4   __   7
 6  __    1  12
 3  __    8  __
Day 10
 2   16   5   __
 7    9   4   14
12    6  __    1
__    3  __    8

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

  Use the following Chart for this week's problems:
1 I 16 XVI
2 II 17 XVII
3 III 18 XVIII
4 IV 19 XIX
5 V 20 XX
6 VI 30 XXX
7 VII 40 XL
8 VIII 50 L
9 IX 60 LX
10 X 70 LXX
11 XI 80 LXXX
12 XII 90 XC
13 XIII 100 C
14 XIV 500 D
15 XV 1000 M
Day 1 Convert 647 to a Roman numeral
Day 2
Convert 802 to a
Roman numeral
Day 3
Convert 178 to a
Roman numeral
Day 4 Convert 925 to a Roman numeral
Day 5

1.     Convert 452 to a Roman numeral

Day 6

1.     Convert 481 to a Roman numeral

Day 7

1.       Convert 475 to a Roman numeral

Day 8

1.     I Convert 1659 to a Roman numeral

Day 9
Convert 1223 to a
Roman numeral

Day 10
Convert 2340 to a
Roman numeral

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 How many minutes is 1
hour 49 minutes?
Day 2
Add: 8.333 +
14.75 + 6.1
Day 3
What is $26.45 rounded
to the nearest dollar?
Day 4 Marie worked on the
farm for 11 hours one
week, 26 hours the next
week, and 17 hours the
third week.  How many
hours did she average
each week?
Day 5

1.     Write the ratio 55 to 47 in
two other forms.

Day 6

1.   What is the perimeter of
a square 3 feet long?

Day 7

1.       How many hours and
minutes is 73 minutes
?

Day 8

1.     I Add: 7.98 + 9.0

Day 9
What time is it 10
minutes before 2:05 P.M?
Day 10
A bag contains 10 red
checkers and 5 black
checkers.  What is
the probability of picking
a black checker?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    How many minutes is 1 hour 49 minutes?

Day 2

1.    Add: 8.333 + 14.75 + 6.1

Day 3 What is $26.45 rounded to the nearest dollar?
Day 4

4.    Marie worked on the farm for 11 hours one week, 26 hours the next week, and 17 hours the third week.  How many hours did she average each week?

Day 5

Write the ratio 55 to 47 in two other forms.

Day 6

What is the perimeter of a square 3 feet long?

Day 7

How many hours and minutes is 73 minutes?

Day 8

Add: 7.98 + 9.08

Day 9

What time is it 10 minutes before 2:05 P.M.?

Day 10

A bag contains 10 red checkers and 5 black checkers.  What is the probability of picking a black checker?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 Why should you never mention
the number 288 in front of anyone?

Answer: Because it is too gross
(2 x 144 - two gross)

Day 2
Which weighs more? A pound
of gold or a pound of feathers?
Answer: Both weight the same.
Day 3
How is the moon like a dollar?
Answer: They both have 4
quarters.
Day 4 What is alive and has only 1 foot?

Answer: A Leg.

Day 5 When do giraffes have 8 feet?

Answer: When there's two of them.

Day 6

1.     How many eggs can you put
in an empty basket?

Answer: Only one, after that
the basket is no longer empty.

Day 7

1.      What coin doubles in value
when half is deducted?

Answer: A half dollar

Day 8

1.     IIf you can buy eight eggs for
26 cents, how many can you
buy for a cent and a quarter?

Answer: 8

Day 9 Where can you buy a ruler that
is 3 feet long?

Answer: A yard sale.

Day 10 What is the difference between
a new penny and an old quarter?

Answer: 24 cents

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day
1
What is the square root 
of 121?
Day
2
What is the square root 
of 1,600
Day
3
What is the square root 
of 1,521?
Day
4
What is the square root 
of 1,024?
Day
5
What is the square root 
of 900?
Day
6
What is the square root 
of 841?
Day
7
What is the square root 
of 576?
Day
8
What is the square root 
of 1,089?
Day
9
What is the square root 
of 1,156?
Day
10
What is the square root 
of 961?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 Four boys work together painting houses for the summer. For each house they paint they get $256.00. If the boys work for 4 months of summer and their expenses are $152.00 per month, how many houses must they paint for each of them to have one thousand dollars at the end of the summer?
Day 2 In her first year a dog breeder's dogs produce 2 puppies. In her second year her dogs produce three-times as many puppies. In her third year her dogs produce 5 times as many puppies as the first year. How many puppies will the breeder have produced in her first 3 years?

If she sells the puppies for $200.00 each, how much will she have made?

Day 3 Two frogs are hopping along a path one lily pad wide, going in the same direction. There are 18 lily pads and one frog jumps 3 lily pads at a time, the other jumps two lily pads at a time. If the frogs leave the shore one after the other, how many lily pads will be jumped on by both frogs?
Day 4 A grocery store has a sale on bananas. If you buy six bananas you get the sale price. If the grocer has 489 bananas how many bunches of six can he sell at his sale price? In this case how many can be sold at the regular price?
Day 5

1.      Some students hold a bake sale to raise money for their school library. They sold fudge and squares and cookies. One of each type of treat was put into 95 paper bags and the students were allowed to keep the left overs. If they started out with 110 cookies, 130 pieces of fudge and 116 squares, the students put the same number of each kind of treat in each bag(eg. 2cookies, 1 fudge, 1 square. How many of each treat did they keep?

Day 6 Sixteen players enter a tennis tournament. If there can be no draws how many games must be played if each player can be eliminated by one loss?
Day 7

1.      In how many different ways can the cars of a three car train be arranged?

Day 8

1.      In 1989 the price of a soccer ball was $8.00. A financial analyst predicted that the price would rise $0.25/year for the next 10 years. In what year will the price be $9.75?

Day 9 A math student interviewed 50 fifth graders. 41 said they like peanut butter sandwiches, 35 liked jam sandwiches and 30 liked both on their sandwiches.

How many students liked neither?

Day 10 A unit fraction is a fraction where the numerator is 1 and so it looks like 1/n.

Can you express the fraction 19/72 as the sum of two unit fractions?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 The Park’s swimming pool is 12 meters long and 10 meters wide.  What is the area of the the pool?
Day 2 The park’s swimming pool is 12 meters long and 10 meters wide.  What is the perimeter of the pool?
Day 3 The public beach is 5 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide.  What is the area of the beach?
Day 4 The public beach is 5 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide.  What is the perimeter of the beach?
Day 5 The museum building is 500 yards long and 400 yards wide.  What is the area of the museum?
Day 6 The museum building is 500 yards long and 400 yards wide.  What is the perimeter of the museum?
Day 7 Can you replace the ? with the right sign to equal 60?

80   ?  8  ?  9  ?  6  ?  12  =  60

Day 8 Solve the variable x in this equation:

    X + 33 = 99  

Day 9 Solve the variable X in this equation:

    10 X =80

Day 10 Solve the variable X in this equation:

   22 + 33 + X +100

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

4 − 6 + 9 ÷ 4

Day 2 3 + 6 ÷ 6 × 3 + 6
Day 3

1 − 3 − 1 + 5 × 5

Day 4

9 + 6 ÷ 1

Day 5

1.     4 + 7 × 7 × 3

Day 6

1.     4 ÷ 7 − 1 + 6 − 3

Day 7

1.      7 + 7 ÷ 2 ÷ 5 + 8

Day 8

1.      3 ÷ 2 ÷ 6 ÷ 2

Day 9  6 + 5 ÷ 1 × 6 × 8
Day 10

5 × 2 − 7 ÷ 8

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 2/3 of my students play the piano.
1/2 of the students who play the piano also play the vioilin.
1/4 of those students also play the flute.
What fraction of my students play all three instruments?
Day 2 A wading pool is half filled with water.
When 12 more gallons of water are added, the pool is 7/8 full.
How many gallons of water can the wading pool hold?
Day 3 On a shopping trip, Henry spends 1/3 of his money at the Sport Court .
He then spends 1/3 of the money he has left at June's Tunes.
Finally, he spends his remaining $20 at Troy 's Toys.
How many dollars did Henry have at first?
Day 4 There are 36 students in Mr. Al Gebra's math class.
5/6 of the students passed the test.
The same number of boys and girls failed the test.
4/9 of the students are girls.
How many boys passed the test?
Day 5 Amy sold 3/4 of her comic books for 80 cents each.
She had 5 comic books left.
How much money did Amy collect?
Day 6 Two numbers are in the ratio 5: 7.
The difference between the numbers is 12.
What is the larger number?
Day 7 The ratio of the cost of a DVD player to the cost of a movie is 9:2.
A DVD player costs $63 more than a movie.
What is the cost of a DVD player?
Day 8 Armand cuts a piece of wire into two smaller pieces that are in a ratio 7:5.
The shorter piece is 40 cm.
What was the length of the original piece of wire?
Day 9 Two numbers are in the ratio 7: 9.
The difference between the numbers is 10.
What is their sum?
Day 10 There are 22 more boys than girls at the school play.
The ratio of boys to girls is 5:7.
How many students were there altogether?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

How many different cubes can you make if each face of a given cube has a line connecting the center points of two opposite edges?

Day 2 If every vertex of a regular pentagon is connected to every other vertex, how many triangles are formed?
Day 3

1.      The weather during Pith Possum's vacation was strange. It rained on 15 different days, but it never rained for a whole day.

RaRainy mornings were followed by clear afternoons.

RaRainy afternoons were preceeded by clear mornings.

ThThere were 12 clear mornings and 13 clear afternoons in all. How long was the vacation?

Day 4

If you begin with a one digit integer, multiply by 3, add 8, divide by 2 and subtract 6, you will get the integer back?

Find the number.

Day 5

1.     This stairway is made of cubes. How many cubes would be needed to make the steps 9 steps high?

Day 6

1.     If Jane is older than Kim, Kim is older than Shawn. Shawn is younger than Jane and Rachel is older than Jane.  List the people in order from oldest to youngest.

Day 7

1.      There are 12 people in a room. 6 people are wearing socks and 4 people are wearing shoes, 3 people are wearing both. How many people are in bare feet?

Day 8

1.     One morning grasshopper fell down a hole 2 meters deep. He would climb 1/4 of a meter every day but at night he slid down 1/8 pf a meter. At this rate, how many days until the grasshopper gets out

Day 9 Kim, Raelene, Jim and Rick finished first, second, third and fourth in a motor bike race. If their numbers were 5, 17, 1 and 7, use the following clues to find out who had what number and what order they finished in.
  • 17 said she would have placed higher if her bike had not stalled at the start.
  • Rick finished before 7 but after Raelene.
  • 1's father, said he was very proud of his daughter's finish.
  • Kim finished after 5.
  • Jim wasn't third
Day 10

1.      Place the digits 9,4, 7, 6, 5, 1, in the boxes in order to get the largest result.

[ ][ ] x [ ][ ] 

+ [ ] x [ ] = ?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

What is the probability of finding a vowel within the alphabet?

Day 2 What is the probability of tossing a coin and turning up heads or tails?
Day 3

What is the probability of finding a consonant within the alphabet?

Day 4

What is the probability of drawing a heart from a deck of cards?

Day 5

1.     Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Art used a metal detector to find change on the beach.  He found $8.19.  If his recovered treasure is made up of an equal number of five different coins, what coins did he find?  How many of each?

Day 6

1.     Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Diane and Beth are running a car wash to earn extra money.  They have collected exactly $38 so far.  If they have an equal number of five different coins, what coins do they have?  How many of each?

Day 7

1.      Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Tony has $9.66 in loose change in his jacket pocket.  If there is an equal number of four different coins, what coins does Tony have?  How many of each?
Day 8

1.      Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Jenny has a piggy bank.  She has $52.40 saved up so far for a new bike.  The money is made up of an equal number of each of four different coins.  What coins does she have?  How many of each?
Day 9  Fill in the correct math symbol in the blank:  
64 ___ 8 + 8
Day 10

Fill in the correct math symbol in the blank: 450 __ 16 + 466

 

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

ORDER OF OPERATIONS:

Day 1 3 + 3 − 8 ÷ 3
Day 2 4 ÷ 4 − 6
Day 3 6 + 4 + 3 ÷ 5 ÷ 4
Day 4 1 ÷ 6 − 2 × 7
Day 5 5 ÷ 7 × 3 × 1
Day 6 4 × 9 − 9
Day 7 7 × 5 + 2 + 2
Day 8 6 + 4 − 9 ÷ 8
Day 9 5 + 3 − 8 × 8
Day 10 3 − 7 ÷ 1 − 4

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Jason had $140 in his wallet. 
He spent 25% of his money at the bookstore. 
He then spent 20% of the remainder at Pizza Palace. 
How much money did Jason have left?

Day 2 In a computer class of 40 students, 60% are boys. 
25% of the boys and 50% of the girls are using portable computers. 
The rest are using desktop computers. 
How many students are using desktop computers?
Day 3

If a store manager sells a television set for 75% of its cost, its price will be $675. 
The manager wants to make $125 profit. 
What should the selling price be?

Day 4

Nina saved $78 in March. 
That was 20% more than she saved in February. 
How much did Nina save in February?

Day 5

1.     In Tae Kwon Do class, 40% of the students are boys. 
There are 18 fewer boys than girls. 
How many students are in the Tae won Do class altogether?

Day 6

1.     Maya bought a sweater at a discount of 25%. 
She saved $18. 
What was the sale price of the sweater?

Day 7

1.      10% of the entries for a writing competition won prizes. 
135 entries did not win a prize. 
What was the total number of entries?

Day 8

1.      Nick has 20% more video games than Brian. 
Together, they have 55 video games. 
How many video games does Brian have?

Day 9  40% of Monica's coins are dimes. 
The rest are nickels. 
She has 36 more nickels than dimes. 
How many coins does Monica have altogether?
Day 10

Austin gave away 25% of his baseball collection. 
He had 345 baseball cards left. 
How many baseball cards were in his collection originally?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Mandy had $155 in her purse. 
She spent 75% of her money at the shoe store. 
She then spent 10% of the remainder at the Halloween Store. 
How much money did Mandy have left?

Day 2 Bob is paying the bill at dinner.  It comes to $24.75.  He wants to leave a 15% tip.  How much should he pay the waitress?
Day 3

Peter bought a TV at a discount of 40%.
He saved $100.
What was the sale price of the TV?

Day 4

Jeri is thinking of a mystery number.
If she divides it by 9 and then subtracts 7 from it, the result is 1.
What is Jeri's mystery number?

Day 5

1.     Tim's garden is divided into 3 sections.
There are three times as many pepper plants as cucumber plants.
There are twice as many tomato plants as pepper plants.
If there are 8 cucumber plants, how many tomato plants are there?

Day 6

1.     A bear takes 3 hours to travel 12 miles.
How long will it take the bear to travel 20 miles?

Day 7

1.      Bridget borrowed 14 books from the library.
She returned 8 books and borrowed 4 more.
How many books did Bridget have then?

Day 8

1.      16 children are in the school play.
7 are playing bumble bees and 4 are playing flowers.
The rest are playing trees.
How many children are playing trees?

Day 9 If our class makes 18 posters, we will get a pizza party.
Catherine made 4 posters.
Matthew made 6 posters.
How many more posters does the class need to make?
Day 10

Jack has 6 balloons.
Sharon has 5 balloons.
Travis has 4 balloons.
How many balloons do they have in all?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 How many addition signs should be put between digits of the number 987654321 and where should we put them to get a total of 99?
Day 2 Divide the face of the clock into three parts with two lines so that the sum of the numbers in the three parts are equal.
Day 3 According to experts the first 4 moves in a chess game can be played in 197299 totally different ways. If it takes 30 seconds to make one move, how long would it take one player to try every possible set of 4 moves?
Day 4 A man has to be at work by 9:00 a.m. and it takes him 15 minutes to get dressed, 20 minutes to eat and 35 minutes to walk to work. What time should he get up?
Day 5

1.      Replace each blank with the correct digit.

 4  3  __  2

     4   5  __

 __1   2   7

__________

  8   8    9   3

Day 6 In the first year of production a play sells 1572 tickets, in its second year it sells 1753 tickets, in its third year it sells 152 less than in its second year. How many tickets are sold in 3 years?
Day 7

1.      The Riddler has left a clue for Batman to follow at the scene of each crime. These are the clues that Batman has found:

  • (1) There is a 1 in the thousands place.
  • (2) The digit in the tens place is 9 times the digit in the thousands place.
  • (3) Multiply the digit in the thousands place by 2.
  • (4) The digit in the ones place is a hand without a thumb. 
  • (5) The digit in the hundreds is 2 less than the number in the tens
Day 8

1.      Rachel, Kim and Shawn went to Cuba for a vacation. On the way to Cuba , the plane made the trip in 315 minutes. On the return trip, the flight took 216 minutes. They stayed in Cuba for 3629 minutes. Estimate how long the trip took to the nearest 10.

How long did the trip really take?
Day 9 The mass of the Great Pyramid is 557t greater than that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa . Stone Henge has a mass of 2695t which is 95t less than the Leaning Tower of Pisa . There once was a Greater Pyramid which had a mass twice that of the Great Pyramid, what was the mass of the Greater Pyramid.
Day 10 Given a cube, draw a second figure with a square base, having 8 edges, 5 vertices and 5 faces.

 

 

A Full Year of Weekly Math Problems
From our 2008 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of Weekly Math Problems from our 2008 newsletters.  That's 240 problems for your students!!!  They are great as a 'Problem of the Day', as a class wrap-up activity, for discussion, or even as a sponge.  As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these questions to fit your class and students.
 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Cindy is making a beaded bracelet. She has a box containing 20 beads. 12 pink, 3 red, and 5 blue. If she picks a bead without looking, what is the probability that she picks red or pink?

Day 2

Write the ratio 80 to 51 in two other forms.

Day 3

Mrs. Graziani began watering her vegetables at 11:45 a.m. It is now 1:35 p.m. How long has she been watering today?

Day 4

How many seconds are 50 minutes?

Day 5

What is 7.776 rounded to the nearest hundredth?

Day 6

Estimate by rounding to the nearest tenth: 0.16 + 0.264 + 0.8

Day 7

What is $22.39 rounded to the nearest dollar?

Day 8

Sal took a ride of 5 hour 20 minutes with his family. He spent 1 hour 20 minutes playing game with his sister and 2 hours sleeping. He read a book for the rest of the time. How long did he read?

Day 9 Add: 0.66 + 7.38
Day 10

What is the area of a triangle with a base of 8 cm and a height of 10 cm?

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Given a cube, draw a second figure with a square base, having 8 edges, 5 vertices and 5 faces

Day 2

 If every vertex of a regular pentagon is connected to every other vertex, how many triangles are formed?

Day 3

If you begin with a one digit integer, multiply by 3, add 8, divide by 2 and subtract 6, you will get the integer back. Find the number

Day 4

Nancy worked on the farm for 17 hours one week.  19 hours the next week, and 21 hours the third week.    How many hours did she average each week?

Day 5

If Jane is older than Kim, Kim is older than Shawn. Shawn is younger than Jane and Rachel is older than Jane.  List the people from oldest to youngest.

Day 6

What time is it 1 hour and 20 minutes before 4:15 P.M.?

Day 7

There are 12 people in a room. 6 people are wearing socks and 4 people are wearing shoes, 3 people are wearing both. How many people are in bare feet

Day 8

Write the ratio 82:75 in two other forms?

Day 9 How many minutes is 3 hours 44 minutes?
Day 10

Place the digits 9,4, 7, 6, 5, 1, in the boxes in order to get the largest result. 
[ ][ ] x [ ][ ] + 
[ ] x [ ] =  ?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Using the numerals 1, 9, 9 and 6, mathematical symbols +, -, x, :, root and brackets create the following numbers:
29, 32, 35, 38, 70, 73, 76, 77, 100 and 1000.
All the numerals must be used in the given order (each just once) and without turning upside down

Day 2 Can you use all 9 numerals - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 a 9 - above and below a fraction symbol in a random order, to create a fraction equaling 1/3 (one third)?
Day 3

What mathematical symbol can be put between 5 and 9, to get a number bigger than 5 and smaller than 9?

Day 4

Design a figure using symmetry on the triangle grid below:

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/images/smtria.gif

Day 5

Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

4.    4, 6, 10, 18 ___  ____  ____

Day 6

Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

4.    13, 12, 11, 10, ___  ____  ____

Day 7

Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

65, 33, 17, 9, ___  ____  ____

Day 8

Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

4, 8, 12, 16, ____  ____   ____

Day 9 Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

12,  2, 4, 8, 16, ____   _____  ____

Day 10

Find the last three numbers in the pattern:

7, 11, 15, 19, ___  ____  ____

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 1/3 of a pole is painted yellow
1/2 of it is painted red.
Three feet of the pole is painted brown.
What is the height of the pole?
Day 2 The painter can paint 5/6 of a room in 90 minutes.
How many minutes will it take the painter to paint the entire room?
Day 3 Two numbers are in the ratio 5: 7.
The difference between the numbers is 12.
What is the larger number?
Day 4 The recipe for pancakes says that you can make 8 pancakes that are each 10 inches in diameter.
If you want to change the recipe and make the pancakes only 2 inches in diameter.  How many small pancakes can you make?
Day 5 You save $3 on Monday. Each day after that you save twice as much as you saved the day before. If this pattern continues, how much would you save on Friday?  Make a table to solve the problem.
Day 6 Jennifer  has 3 green chips, 4 blue chips and 1 red chip in her bag. What  fractional part of the bag of chips is green?  Draw a picture to solve the problem.
Day 7 Tom is taking pictures of Gwen, Diane,  and Mike. How many different ways could the children stand in a line for the picture? Make a list to solve.
Day 8 Sam put 18 pencils in 3 equal groups. How many pencils are in each group?  Write a number sentence to solve.
Day 9

has written a number pattern that begins with 1, 3, 6, 10, 15. If she continues this pattern, what will the next four numbers be in her pattern?

Day 10

In the morning is starts to snow at a constant rate. Later, at 6:00am, a snow plow sets out to clear a straight street. The plow can remove a fixed volume of snow per unit time, in other words its speed it inversely proportional to the depth of the snow. If the plow covered twice as much distance in the first hour as the second hour, what time did it start snowing?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.   

It's greater than one million but less than ten million.

It's an even number.

None of the digits is less than 3.

No digit is used more than once.

The sum of the digits in the ones period is 12.

The digit in the ten thousands place is equal to the sum of the digits in the tens and hundreds places.

The digit in the millions place is 2 more than the digit in the thousands place.

The digit in the hundred thousands place is twice the digit in the tens place.

What is the number?
Day 2

1.   

Mrs. Graziani made four different pies. Each pie was the same size. Mrs. Graziani cut the blueberry pie into 6 equal slices, the apple pie into 5 equal slices, the peach pie into 3 equal slices, and the chocolate pie into 4 equal slices.

Alyssa, Dalton , Rowan, and Shane each bought one slice of pie but ate only a portion of that slice. Each chose a different kind of pie.

  • Lori bought the largest slice available and ate 1/4of it
  • Mike bought the smallest slice available and ate 3/4of it
  • The slice Sam bought was bigger than the slice George bought. Sam ate 1/2of his slice.
  • George ate 2/3of his slice.
What kind of pie did each person choose?
What fraction of the total pie did each person eat? Simplify the fractions in the answer.
Day 3 At their school store, the students collected $476.25 by selling school candy, juice, and lunch boxes and backpacks..
  • They sold $115.50 worth of candy.
  • The money collected for lunch boxes was $3.00 less than that collected for the candy.
  • The money collected for the back packs was $7.50 more than the money collected for the lunch boxes.
How many of each item was sold?
Day 4

4.   

At Logan Elementary five teams competed in a math contest in which it was possible to score 60 points.

  • Mrs. Stergil’s class scored 35% of the possible 60 points.
  • Mr. Michael’s class scored 54 of the possible points.
  • Mrs. Brown’s class scored half as many points as the Mr. Michael’s class.
  • Mrs. Baker’s class scored 12 fewer points than the Mrs. Brown’s class.
  • Mrs. Rowe’s class scored 2/5of the possible points.
What percent of the total 60 points did each team score?
List the teams from first to fifth place, with the highest-scoring team listed first.
Day 5 Which number should come next in the series?
1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 – 13
Day 6

Elizabeth, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother. How old will Elizabeth   be when she is twice as old as her brother?

Day 7 Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?
2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 – 30
Day 8 How many  triangles can you find in the drawing?   
Day 9 What number is 1/4 of 1/2 of 1/5 of 200?
Day 10 Ralph needs 13 bottles of water.  What is the minimum number of trips that Ralph need to make if he can only carry 3 at a time.

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Mrs. Graziani began watering her vegetables at 7:25 A.M..  It is now 12:05 PM.  How long has she been watering today?

Day 2 Estimate by rounding to the nearest tenth:

0.96 + 0.305 + 0.3

Day 3

The perimeter of a square piece of cloth is 36 inches.  What is its area?

Day 4

What is 9.81 rounded to the nearest tenth?

Day 5

Order of Operations: Use your calculator and insert the addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division into the blanks. You may also use any other mathematical symbol that might help (such as parentheses or a square root). You may use any operation or symbol more than once:

1 _____ 1 _____ 1 _____ 1 = 1

Day 6

2 _____ 2 _____ 2 _____ 2 = 2

Day 7

3 _____ 3 _____ 3 _____ 3 = 3

4 _____ 4 _____ 4 _____ 4 = 4

Day 8

5 _____ 5 _____ 5 _____ 5 = 4

6 _____ 6 _____ 6 _____ 6 = 4

Day 9 7 _____ 7 _____ 7 _____ 7 = 3

8 _____ 8 _____ 8 _____ 8 = 2

Day 10

9 _____ 9 _____ 9 _____ 9 = 1

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Estimate by rounding to the nearest tenth: 0.672 + 0.424

Day 2

How many addition signs should be put between digits of the number 987654321 and where should they be put them to get a total of 99?

Day 3

What is the area of a rectangle 12 inches long and 7 inches wide?

Day 4

Mrs. Caras is redecorating her home with 1-foot-square tiles.  There are 3 rooms measuring 5 by 8, 15 by 11, and 12 by 11.  How many 1 foot-square tiles will Mrs. Caras need for all three rooms?

Day 5

Nancy has to be at work by 9:00 a.m. and it takes her 15 minutes to get dressed, 20 minutes to eat and 35 minutes to walk to work. What time should she get up?

Day 6

Suzy is maing a beaded bracelet. She has a box containing 32 beads.  12 blue, 12 green, and 8 red.  If she picks a bead without looking, what is the probability that she picks green or red?

Day 7 A book sells 2572 copies the first year, the second year it sells 1983 copies, the third year it sells 172 less copies than in its second year. How many copies are sold in 3 years?
Day 8

Solve the riddle to find the number with these clues:

  • (1) There is a 1 in the thousands place.
  • (2) The digit in the tens place is 9 times the digit in the thousands place.
  • (3) Multiply the digit in the thousands place by 2.
  • (4) The digit in the ones place is a hand without a thumb.

(5) The digit in the hundreds is 2 less than the number in the tens

Day 9

What is 9.81 rounded to the nearest tenth?

Day 10

What time is it 25 minutes after 10:40 P.M.?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

In each row, column and main diagonal there is a sum of ________

The four corners add to ____.

Day 2

Use the grid above:

The four numbers in the center add to ___.

The 15 and 14 in the top row and the 3 and 2 facing them in the bottom row add to ____.

Day 3

The 12 and 8 in the first column and the 9 and 5 facing them in the last column add to ___.

The four squares in the corners add to ___.

Day 4

If you go clockwise around the square and choose the first squares away from the corners (15,9,2,8), they add to ____.

What is the sum is you around if you go counterclockwise?

Day 5 With a date written like this - 4/12/1847 –Answer the following questions:
  1. When was the last time a date had five zeros in it?
  2. When is the next time a date will have five zeros in it?
  3. What are the next three times after that when a date will have five zeros in it?
When is the first time a date will have six zeros in it?
Day 6

Look at the clues to figure out the 4 digit car license plate number:

1.       One of the digits is neither prime nor composite.

2.       The digit in the hundreds place is three times the digit in the thousands place."

3.       The digit in the ones place is four times greater than the digit in the tens place.

 The smallest prime number is in the thousands place
Day 7 Joshua is selling yoyo’s or 3 for $14.00.  How much money will he receive if he sells 12 yoyo’s?
Day 8 Write the ratio 82:75 in two other forms
Day 9

What is the area of a rectangle 12 inches long and 7 inches wide?

Day 10

What time is it 25 minutes after 10:40 P.M?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Colored pencil Pattern:

red, yellow,  
red, yellow, blue,  
red, yellow, blue, green.

The pattern continues, adding pink, orange, purple, and white colored pencils. 
 
How many colored pencil are there in all?

Day 2

ADDITION SQUARE

 



 

 

 



 



 



An addition game for two players.
Only the numbers 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 can be used and each number can be used only once. The player who goes first is not allowed to begin the game with the middle square. The goal of the game is to be the first one to get three digits in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally where two of the digits can be added to equal the third digit.  The order of the digits in the row is of no importance.
Day 3 There are two numbers. Their sum is 15. Their difference is 3. What are the two numbers?
Day 4 What is the number  if you multiply by 1 and then subtract 5 and it is -3?
Day 5 What is  the number if you divide by 9 and then subtract 2 and it is -1?
Day 6 What is  the number if you subtract 8 and then subtract -7 and it is -3?
Day 7 What is the number if you multiply by 33 and then subtract -88 and it is 1309?
Day 8 Some fifth graders at Logan School took a survey asking students whether they felt a lot of worry, a little worry, or no worry. The survey showed that 1/5 felt a lot of worry, 1/2 felt a little worry, and 3/10 felt no worry. There were 9 students that felt no worry. How many students took the survey?
Day 9

A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them to 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

Solution:
4 kids get an apple (one apple for each one of them) and the fifth kid gets an apple with the basket still containing the apple.

Day 10

Using four sevens (7) and a one (1) create the number 100. Except the five numerals you can use the usual mathematical operations (+, -, x, :), root and brackets

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

"Here lies Diophantus," the wonder behold . . . 
Through art algebraic, the stone tells how old: 
"God gave him his boyhood one-sixth of his life, 
One twelfth more as youth while whiskers grew rife; 
And then yet one-seventh ere marriage begun; 
In five years there came a bouncing new son. 
Alas, the dear child of master and sage 
After attaining half the measure of his fathers life 
chill fate took him. 
After consoling his fate by this science of numbers  
for four years, he ended his life."

Find Diophantus' age at death

Day 2 Look carefully at each line of numbers in the number pyramid. What number should replace the question mark in the middle of the bottom line? Explain why.

            8 

         2 5 2 

      1 2 4 2 1 

   1 2 1 3 1 2 1 

1 2 1 1 ? 1 1 2 1 

Day 3

Bill has $2.46 worth of coins in his pocket. The coins are of four different denominations, and he has the same number of each denomination. What are the four denominations, and how many of each does he have?

Day 4

Brenda runs the first half of a race at 5 miles per hour. Then she picks up her pace and runs the last half of the race at 10 miles per hour. What is her average speed on the course?

Day 5

Some kids are playing hide and seek in a park where there are seven trees. One of the kids is “It,” and the others are all hiding behind trees. Of course, you can’t see them, because they’re hiding. See if you can figure out the fewest possible kids hiding, using the following information:

A girl is hiding to the left of a boy. 
A boy is hiding to the left of a boy. 
Two boys are hiding to the right of a girl.

Draw a picture or diagram to solve

Day 6

Water flows into a tank at a rate of 1 gallon per second. Water leaves the tank at a rate of 1 gallon per second for each 100 gallons in the tank. The tank is initially empty. How long will it take for the tank to fill with 50 gallons of water?  Draw a picture of diagram to solve.

Day 7

I am a number. I am the product of the number of months in a year and the number of years in a century. What number am I?

Day 8

I am a month. All months have more days than I have. I can occur in winter and summer. What month am I?

Day 9 I am a unit of measurement. I am not metric. A dozen of me is a third of a yard. What am I?
Day 10

I am a unit of measurement. I am not metric. When my number is zero, there are still a lot of me. When they say that I number thirty

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?


1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 – 48

Day 2

Patsy likes 25 but not 24; she likes 400 but not 300; she likes 144 but not 145. Which number does she like?

Day 3

The fourth grade students at Logan Elementary School are bringing bags of candy to school for a fundraiser. There are 19 pieces of candy in each bag and each bag costs $1.50.  How many pieces of candy are in 176 bags and how money will be collected if they sell all 176 bags of candy?

Day 4 Five students worked a total of 13.5 hours selling tickets to the a play. What was the average amount of time (in hours and minutes) worked by each student?
Day 5

1.     Each month the average person in the United States eats about 30 ounces of candy. About how many ounces of candy does the average American eat in four years?

Day 6

1.     What is the missing number in the sequence shown below?


1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 – 216

Day 7

1.      IOn average how often does the minute hand pass the hour hand on an ordinary clock

Day 8

1.     IIf Lori is older than Sharon , Sharon is older than Brian. Brian is younger than Lori and Suzy is older than Lori .

List the people from oldest to youngest
Day 9

Place the digits 9,4, 7, 6, 5, 1, in the boxes in order to get the largest result.

     [ ][ ] x [ ][ ] + [ ] x [ ] =  ?

Day 10 In how many different ways can the cars of a three car train be arranged?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Draw a diagram to help solve this problem.

Southgate is 6.6 miles north of Canton. Wyandotte
is 3.1 miles south of Canton. Plymouth is 7.1 mile south of Southgate. How far isWyandotte from Plymouth?

Day 2

What is the perimeter of a regular octagon with each side 10 mm?

Day 3

What is the area of a rectangle 15 y long and 6 y wide?

Day 4

Estimate by rounding to the nearest one: 9.626 – 2.47

Day 5

Sandy worked at her job for 36 hours one week, 20 hours the next week, and 25 hours the third week. 

How many hours did she average each week?

Day 6

What time is it 2 minutes after 7:55 a.m.?

Day 7 Write 61% as a decimal
Day 8 How many minutes is 5 hours 38 minutes?
Day 9

A spinner has the following letters: C,A,C,A,D,B,A. 

What is the probability that the first spin will
stop on A?

Day 10

How many faces does a triangular pyramid have?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 The Park’s swimming pool is 12 meters long and 10 meters wide.  What is the area of the the pool?
Day 2 The park’s swimming pool is 12 meters long and 10 meters wide.  What is the perimeter of the pool?
Day 3 The public beach is 5 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide.  What is the area of the beach?
Day 4 The public beach is 5 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide.  What is the perimeter of the beach?
Day 5 The museum building is 500 yards long and 400 yards wide.  What is the area of the museum?
Day 6 The museum building is 500 yards long and 400 yards wide.  What is the perimeter of the museum?
Day 7 Can you replace the ? with the right sign to equal 60?

80   ?  8  ?  9  ?  6  ?  12  =  60

Day 8 Solve the variable x in this equation:

    X + 33 = 99  

Day 9 Solve the variable X in this equation:

    10 X =80

Day 10 Solve the variable X in this equation:

   22 + 33 + X +100

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.      Tim is saving to buy a skateboard. He can buy a used

one from a friend for $10.00. He has $5.50 now and

can save $0.75 a week. How long will it take him to save enough for the skateboard?

Day 2

1.      Perimeter and Area

Draw a rectangle that has a perimeter of 18 centimeters. Use only whole

numbers for the length and width. Find the area.

Draw a different rectangle that has a perimeter of 18 centimeters.

Use only whole numbers for the length and width. Find the area.

Day 3

Name two times on the clock when the hands form a right angle.

Name one time on the clock that forms an acute angle.

Name one time on the clock that forms an obtuse angle.
Day 4

4.      Use a clock face to answer the following questions.

1) How many degrees does the minute hand turn: from 2:45 to 3:00?

2) How many degrees does the minute hand turn: from 2:45 to 3:15?

3) Estimate the number of degrees the minute hand turns: from 2:45-2:55

4) Estimate the number of degrees the minute hand turns: from 2:45 to 2:50

Day 5

Frank measured his hand length. He forgot to include the unit in his measurement.

He just wrote “15.” Do you think he measured in centimeters or inches?

Which is longer, 15 cm or 15 inches?

Find an object that is about 15 centimeters long. What is it?

Find an object that is about 15 inches long. What is it?
Day 6

Every bike slot in a bicycle rack was filled.

Ellen’s bike was in the middle.

There were seven bikes to the left of Ellen’s.

How many bicycles were in the bicycle rack?

Day 7

Make a bar graph of the given information below:

Temperatures:

    January – 38 Degrees

    February - 38

    March – 45 Degrees

    April – 55 Degrees

    May - 66 Degrees

    June – 70 Degrees

    July - 77 Degrees

     August – 78 Degrees

     September – 69 Degrees

October - 59 Degrees

November - 48 Degrees

December – 37 Degrees
Day 8

Make a Bar Graph of the Information below:

Income:

1990 - $4 million

1991 - $5 million

1992 - $3 million

1993 - $7 million

1994 - $6 million

1995 - $5 million

Day 9

Select the most appropriate unit to measure these items: Standard  or  Metric

1. Volume of a milk jug

2. Area of a coin

3. Length of a classroom wall

4. Capacity of a water glass

5. Height of an adult

6. Volume of a gift box

7. Length of a binder

8. Volume of a television

9. Weight of a cat

10. Area of a placemat

11. Weight of an orange
Day 10 The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. How long are you in school?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    How many addition signs should be put between digits of the number 987654321 and where should we put them to get a total of 99?

Day 2

1.    Divide the face of the clock into three parts with two lines so that the sum of the numbers in the three parts are equal.

Day 3 A man has to be at work by 9:00 a.m. and it takes him 15 minutes to get dressed, 20 minutes to eat and 35 minutes to walk to work. What time should he get up?
Day 4

4.    The Riddler has left a clue for Batman to follow at the scene of each crime. These are the clues that Batman has found:

  • (1) There is a 1 in the thousands place.
  • (2) The digit in the tens place is 9 times the digit in the thousands place.
  • (3) Multiply the digit in the thousands place by 2.
  • (4) The digit in the ones place is a hand without a thumb.
  • (5) The digit in the hundreds is 2 less than the number in the tens.
Solve the riddle to find the number and help Batman stop the Riddler.
Day 5 Rachel, Kim and Shawn went to Cuba for a vacation. On the way to Cuba , the plane made the trip in 315 minutes. On the return trip, the flight took 216 minutes. They stayed in Cuba for 3629 minutes. Estimate how long the trip took to the nearest 10.

How long did the trip really take?

Day 6

Given a cube, draw a second figure with a square base, having 8 edges, 5 vertices and 5 faces

Day 7 The weather during Eric’s vacation was strange. It rained on 15 different days, but it never rained for a whole day

Rainy mornings were followed by clear afternoons.

Rainy afternoons were preceeded by clear mornings.

There were 12 clear mornings and 13 clear afternoons in all.

How long was the vacation?
Day 8

If you begin with a one digit integer, multiply by 3, add 8, divide by 2 and subtract 6, you will get the integer back.

Find the number.

Day 9 If Jane is older than Kim, Kim is older than Shawn. Shawn is younger than Jane and Rachel is older than Jane.

List the people from oldest to youngest.

Day 10 There are 12 people in a room. 6 people are wearing socks and 4 people are wearing shoes, 3 people are wearing both. How many people are in bare feet?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    A math student interviewed 50 fifth graders. 41 said they like peanut butter sandwiches, 35 liked jam sandwiches and 30 liked both on their sandwiches.

How many students liked neither?
Day 2

1.   Michelle opened her math book and found that the sum of the facing pages was 243. What pages did she open to

Day 3 Which number should come next in the series?
1 - 1 - 2 – 3 - 5 - 8 – 13
Day 4

4.   Which makes the best comparison?
PEACH is to HCAEP as 46251 is to
_________

Day 5 Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother. How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother
Day 6

How many lines appear in the drawing below?
http://www.ifreeiqtest.com/images/q5.gif

Day 7 Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?
1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 – 48
Day 8 Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. What number does he like?
Day 9 What is the missing number in the sequence shown below?
1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 – 216
Day 10 How many four-sided figures appear in the diagram below?
http://www.ifreeiqtest.com/images/q16.gif

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

What is the probability of finding a vowel within the alphabet?

Day 2 What is the probability of tossing a coin and turning up heads or tails?
Day 3

What is the probability of finding a consonant within the alphabet?

Day 4

What is the probability of drawing a heart from a deck of cards?

Day 5

1.     Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Art used a metal detector to find change on the beach.  He found $8.19.  If his recovered treasure is made up of an equal number of five different coins, what coins did he find?  How many of each?

Day 6

1.     Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Diane and Beth are running a car wash to earn extra money.  They have collected exactly $38 so far.  If they have an equal number of five different coins, what coins do they have?  How many of each?

Day 7

1.      Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Tony has $9.66 in loose change in his jacket pocket.  If there is an equal number of four different coins, what coins does Tony have?  How many of each?
Day 8

1.      Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars to solve this problem.  You do not have to use each type of coin to solve the problem.

Jenny has a piggy bank.  She has $52.40 saved up so far for a new bike.  The money is made up of an equal number of each of four different coins.  What coins does she have?  How many of each?
Day 9  Fill in the correct math symbol in the blank:  
64 ___ 8 + 8
Day 10

Fill in the correct math symbol in the blank: 450 __ 16 + 466

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Joe's quiz scores were 24, 29, 30, 20, 30, and 29. What was her average?

Day 2

The population of Warrenville over the last five years was 543, 621, 700, 809, and 932.

What is the average population over the last five years?

Day 3

The Carter's phone bills for the last six months were $42, $35, $51, $46, $53, and $43. What was their average bill?

Day 4

If Betty's bowling scores were 120, 150, 145, 165, and 135, what was her average score?

Day 5

1.     If Tony has test scores of 85, 88, 92, and 87, what is his average score?

Day 6

1.     Tony has test scores of 85, 88, 92, and 87, what is his average score?

Day 7

1.      IIf Betty's bowling scores were 120, 150, 145, 165, and 135, what was her average score?

Day 8

1.     IThe Carter's phone bills for the last six months were $42, $35, $51, $46, $53, and

$43. What was their average bill?

Day 9

The population of Warrenville over the last five years was 543, 621, 700, 809, and 932.

What is the average population over the last five years?
Day 10

Joe's quiz scores were 24, 29, 30, 20, 30, and 29. What was her average?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

1.    It is now 2:30pm.  In 48 minutes, what time will it be?

Day 2

1.    It is now 7:55am.  In 90 minutes, what time will it be?

Day 3 It is now 11:42 pm.  In 1 hour and 40 minutes, what time will it be?
Day 4

4.    It is now 4:33am.  In 3 hours and 55 minutes, what time will it be?

Day 5 What is the TOTAL PRICE for a $20 DVD with a 6% sales tax?
Day 6

What is the TOTAL PRICE for a $14 CD with a 5.5% sales tax?

Day 7 What is the TOTAL PRICE for a $5 lunch special with a 15% tip?
Day 8

What is the TOTAL PRICE for a $25 dinner with a 20% tip?

Day 9 FOUR friends want to share a pizza and soda at a restaurant.  The bill is $18, and they want to leave a 20% tip.  How much will each pay?
Day 10 Five friends want to share a pizza, soda, and dessert at a local restaurant.  They have $35 all together to use.  If they want to be sure and leave a 20% tip, what is the most they can spend?

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Steve's quiz scores were 94, 88, 90, 82, 76, and 94. What was his average?

Day 2

The population of Afton over the last five years was 344, 339, 348, 340, and 354.

What is the average population over the last five years?

Day 3

The Jackson's phone bills for the last six months were $68, $64, $87, $59, $67, and $74. What was their average bill?

Day 4

If Tom's bowling scores were 110, 160, 115, 145, and 125, what was his average score?

Day 5

1.     If Jason has test scores of 44, 45, 34, and 50, what is his average score?

Day 6

1.     The football team has the ball on its own 20 yard line.  If they lose 6 yards on the next play, what is the new line of scrimmage?

Day 7

1.      IThe football team has the ball on its own 38 yard line.  If they gain 8 yards on the next play, what is the new line of scrimmage?

Day 8

1.     IThe football team has the ball on its own 46 yard line.  (Remember a football field is marked up to the 50 yard line and then marked back down to the end zone.)  If they gain 10 yards on the next play, what is the new line of scrimmage?

Day 9 The football team has the ball on its opponents' 35 yard line.  If they lose 6 yards on the next play, what is the new line of scrimmage?
Day 10

The football team has the ball on its opponents 12 yard line.  If they gain 4 yards on the next play, what is the new line of scrimmage?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

The park’s swimming pool is 12 meters long and 10 meters wide.  What is the area of the pool?

Day 2

The public beach is 5 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide.  What is the area of the beach?

Day 3

The museum building is 500 yards long and 400 yards wide.  What is the area of the museum?

Day 4 Use each of the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 exactly once to fill in the slots below: 

    _____    _____ 

    X            _____

    _____________

Day 5

1.     You have a boat and need to take a fox, a chicken and some corn across a river.

The boat will only hold you and one other thing.

If you leave the chicken alone with the corn, the chicken will eat the corn.

If you leave the fox alone with the chicken, the chicken's in big trouble.

How can you get them all across in the least amount of trips possible?

Day 6

1.     A cat is at the bottom of a 20 foot well.  (Don't worry, he's got lots of food, water, catnip and spiffy cat toys down there.)

Each day, he climbs up 5 feet...

And each night, he slides down 4 feet.

How many days will it take him to reach the top of the well?

Day 7

1.      IUse FIVE 0's and any math operators to get 120

Day 8

1.     IOne year ago, I was in my prime.

Twelve years ago, I was a power of a prime.

Now, my digits are powers of primes.  What is Karen’s age?

Day 9 Use the numbers

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Create two numbers (using each of the numbers just once) so that the product of the two numbers is as big as possible

Day 10 What number comes next?

1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, ___ 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

What is the math symbol  for “square root?”

Day 2 What is the math symbol for “parallel to?”
Day 3

What is the math symbol for “ infinity?”

Day 4

What is the math symbol for “angle?”

Day 5

What is the math symbol for “is compare to, ratio?”

Day 6

What is the math symbol for “perpendicular?”

Day 7

What is the math symbol for “right angle?”

Day 8

What is the math symbol for “is greater than or equal to?”

Day 9 What is the math symbol for “is less than or equal to?”
Day 10

What is the math symbol for “not equal to?”

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 What is the square root of 121?
Day 2 What is the square root of 1,600
Day 3 What is the square root of 1,521?
Day 4 What is the square root of 1,024?
Day 5 What is the square root of 900?
Day 6 What is the square root of 841?
Day 7 What is the square root of 576?
Day 8 What is the square root of 1,089?
Day 9

What is the square root of 1,156?

Day 10

What is the square root of 961?

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Which larger shape could be made if the two sections are fitted together?

Day 2

Susie has a cake that she splits into six pieces to share with all her friends. If each person with a piece of cake then splits their piece in half to give to another friend, how many pieces of cake are there in the end?

Day 3

Belinda is 5 years old.  Her older brother, Luke, is 10 years older than she.  When Belinda is twice her current age, how old will Luke be?

Day 4

Which number is the largest from the choices below?

2/3, 5/6, 1/4, or 3/8

Day 5

1.     What would be the next block in the pattern?
IQ Test

Day 6

1.     Kara has $100.  She decides to put 20% in savings, donate 20% to a charity, spend 40% on bills, and use 20% for a shopping spree.  How much money does she have left over afterwards?

Day 7

1.      IA train left the station at 2pm traveling 30 miles per hour.  How far has it traveled in four hours (assume constant speed and no stops)?

Day 8

1.     IWhat is the square root of 144?

Day 9 Three dogs, two cats, and one monkey have how many legs?
Day 10 Looking at a standard wall-clock, at the time 6:30, what is the angle (in nearest degrees) created by the minute hand and the hour hand?

 

 

A Full Year of Weekly Math Problems
From our 2007 Newsletters

We present you here with the entire collection of the Weekly Math Problems from our 2007 newsletters.  These started in August of 2007, and we are very proud of Mary Ann Graziani for continuing to submit them each month.  They are great as a 'Problem of the Day', as a class wrap-up activity, for discussion, or even as a sponge.  As always, feel free to change, adapt, or adjust these questions to fit your class and students.

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1 1 x 8 + 1 = __
__ x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = ___
____ x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = _____
123456 x 8 +__ = ______
1234567 x __ + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x __ + 8 = 98765432
________ x 8 + 9 = 987654321
Day 2 1 x 9 + 2 = __
__ x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x __ + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = _____
_____ x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + __ = 1111111
1234567 x___ + 8 = 11111111
________ x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= ________
Day 3 __ x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + __ = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = ____
9876 x 9 + 4 = _____
_____ x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x __ + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + __ = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + __ = 888888888
Day 4 1 x 1 = __
11 x 11 = ___
111 x ___ = 12321
1111 x ____ = 1234321
_____ x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = ___________
_______ x 1111111 = _____________
11111111 x ________ = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321
Day 5

Brenda has 11 coins.  The 11 coins add up to amount is 2.25.  name the 11 coins that  Brenda has?

8 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickle

Day 6

Anthony is 6 years old.  His uncle Phil is 6 times as old as Anthony.  Anthony’s brother, Tom, is half as old as Uncle Phil. How old is Anthony?

(18 years old)

Day 7 What is the rule for this pattern? 600; 600; 300; 100
Day 8

Make solid geometric shapes out of construction paper

Cut a large paper circle, make a mark in the center of the circle, cut a straight line from the edge of the circle to the center, then fold it around and tape or glue it. The more times it is wound around, the taller the shape  will be.  What shape did you make?____________

Roll up a rectangle. Tape or glue at the seam; reinforce with a strip of paper or tape wrapped around the shape  at various points.  

What shape did you  make?_____________

Day 9

 Begin with a perfect square. Fold in half to form a triangle; fold that triangle in half again to form a smaller triangle. Unfold paper. Cut on one fold to the center of the square. Slide one side over the other to form the shape.

What shape did you make?______________

 Begin with a perfect square. Fold in thirds in one direction; unfold and fold in thirds in the other direction. When the paper is unfolded, the folds will resemble the lines of a tic tac toe game. Cut one slit in each corner, fold sides up to form shape

What shape did you  make?______________

Day 10

Begin with a rectangular piece of paper. Fold up one side to the desired height. Repeat the opposite side; make certain that the sides are equal in height. Flatten the rectangle and repeat the procedure with the other two sides. Cut a slit in each corner. Fold up sides to form the shape.

What shape did  you make?_______________

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

What is 4.17 rounded to the nearest tenth?

Day 2

Add: 4.5 + 2.7

Day 3

What is the perimeter of a square 6 feet long?

Day 4

How many vertices does a square pyramid have?

Day 5

What is the perimeter of a regular octagon with each side 8 feet?

Day 6

Estimate by rounding to the nearest tenth: 0.88 + 0.171 + 0.1

Day 7

Mr. Cruz is putting in tiles in is home. The tiles are 1 foot square. The measurements of the rooms are: 2 by 7, 13 by 13, and 15 by 15. How many 1 foot square tiles will Mr. Cruz need for all three rooms?

Day 8 The perimeter of a square piece of cloth is 60 inches. What is its area?
Day 9 Subtract: 5.52 – 4.96
Day 10

How many seconds are in 50 minutes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

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Solve the Sudoku Puzzle:

Fill every row, every column and each box with nine different digits.
Day 2 Standard Notation:

Write six hundred fifty-four thousand, three hundred twenty-one in standard notation.

Day 3 Expanded Notation:

Write the number six hundred fifty-four thousand, three hundred twenty-one expanded notation 3 different ways. 

Day 4 Square, Triangular, and Rectangular Numbers:

Organize dots to form squares numbers with the numbers 4, 9, and 16.

Example: A square number four would look like this:
.  .
.  .

Day 5

Form triangular numbers from the numbers 3, 6, and 10

Day 6

Form Rectangular numbers from the numbers 6,8, and 12

Day 7

Palindromes:

Palindromes are numbers that are the same read forward for backward.  You can create your own number palindromes using addition. 
    1. First pick a number
    2. then reverse its digits to create a new number
    3. next add the two numbers
    4. Now you’ve created a number palindrome! 
    5. Sometimes you’ll have to keep reversing and adding to create the palindrome.

Create 5 palindrome numbers.

Day 8 Square Root:

Find the square root of 16:

Find the square root of 9:

Find the square root of 4

Day 9 Integers: Solve the Integers:

11 + -6 + 4 + -2 =

-11 + -6 + -4 + -2 =

Day 10

Perimeter:

Leslie has to find the perimeter of a rectangle.  The top and bottom of the square is 6 inches, and other sides are 3 inches.  What is the perimeter of the square?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Tell whether each number is closer to 0, 1/2, or 1

.09          1.30          .471

.099        .898         .519

Day 2

Place decimal points in the following numbers so the answer is correct:

102   +   19   =  1.21

34  +  4   +  417  = 7.97

Day 3

There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.  Use this to figure the following problems:

How many pounds are in 128 ounces?

How many ounces are in .250 pound?

How many pounds are in 18 ounces?

Day 4

Find the AREA of the square if each side is:

sides are 14" long

sides are 2.5" long

sides are 3.17" long

Day 5

Find the AREA of the rectangle with the following measurments:

length = 5, width = 8

length = 1.2, width = 5.6

length = 11.1, width = 6

Day 6

Find the % Savings for:

A coupon for $1.25 off of a retail priced item of $5.00

A coupon for $.99 off of a retail priced item of $2.75

Day 7 Find the % Savings for:

Sale price is $4.99, normal retail price is $6.99

Sale price is $999.99, normal retail price is $1699.99

Day 8 How old will you be in 28 years? What will the year be?
Day 9 How old will you be in 43 years?  What will the year be?
Day 10

Find a 5% sales tax on a meal of $7.99

Then find the 15% tip on the same meal of $7.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Money:

Tom took money out of his saving account and bought a basketball for $9 and a soccer ball for $9.  He then took out $8 more from his savings account and now has $26.  How much money did he have before he bought the basketball?
Day 2

Probability:

Rachel put change
in her piggy bank. 
She put 3 pennies, 4
quarters, 3 dimes,
and 2 nickels.  What
is the probability of
picking out a

nickel?
A dime?
A quarter? 
A penny?

Day 3

Division:

If there are 250 apples split up equally between 50 crates, how many apples does each crate hold?

Day 4

Division:

Barbara drinks 1 cup of juice.  Samantha drinks ¾ more juice than Barbara.  Nancy has ½ cup more juice than Samantha.  Pam has ¾ cup more than Nancy .  How much juice did they drink altogether?

Day 5

Multiplying Integers:

Remember:  Positive x positive = positive
 Positive x negative = negative      Negative x positive = negative      Negative x negative = positive

Solve:  - 4 x – 2 =

Day 6

40 x -2 =

Day 7

-80 x 4 =

Day 8

-20 x -30 =

Day 9 Integers: Solve the Integers:

1 + -4 + 10 + -5 =

-5 + -9 + -2 + -6 =

Day 10

Perimeter:

Mark has to find the perimeter of a rectangle.  The top and bottom of the rectangle is 12 inches, and other sides are 4 inches.  What is the perimeter of the rectangle?

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

I am a number between 200 and 223. I am a 3 digit number. One of my digits is 2. The digit in the tens column is the same as the digit in the hundreds column. What number am I?

Day 2

Karen had 1 1/4 of a cup of applesauce. Nikki had 2 3/8 of a cup of applesauce. How much did they have in all?

Day 3

If you get 7 eggs a day, how many weeks will it take to get two hundred ninety-two eggs?

Day 4

There are 45 kids on the baseball team. They will take three busses to go to a tournament game. How many kids will go on each bus?

Day 5

Mike ran 2/3 of a mile one Monday, 1/2 a mile on Tuesday, and then 1/8 of a mile on Wednesday. How much did Mike run?

Day 6

Sara wants to put 20 pieces of candy in each goodie bag. She has 200 pieces of candy. How many goodie bags can she make?

Day 7 Michelle wants to measure the perimeter of her math book. Two sides measure 8 inches and the other sides measure 11 inches. What is the perimeter?
Day 8 If you cut a pie into 8 pieces and Jason eats 3/8 of the pie and Jenny eats 1/8 of the pie, how much pie if left?
Day 9 The council member spends $60,000,000 in 5 days to run her campaign for city council. How much did she spend each day?
Day 10

At the store Andy sold baseballs for $6.00 a ball, one each day for 5 days. He sold 4 soccer balls for $12.00 each on another day. How much did Andy sell during the week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Days of 
Math Problems
by Mary Ann Graziani

Day 1

Assign a number to each letter of the alphabet so that A=l, B=2, C=3, and so on until Z=26. Figure out this message.

  ___ __ __     __ __ __   
   
25  15  21       1  18   5 

 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __!
   6   1    2   21 12  15  21 19

Day 2

Write a message of your own assigning each letter of the alphabet so that A1, B=2, C=3, and so on until Z=26.

Day 3

Tape a number to someone’s back. Figure out what the number is on your back by asking questions that can be answered yes or no. Ask Questions like “is it an even or odd number?”, “Is it more than 50?” etc. until you figure out the number.

Day 4

Find the four adjoining numbers with the largest sum up or down, diagonally, horizontally, or vertically. Find the two adjoining numbers with the smallest sum.

1

14

6

13

7

      2

5

12

4

10

11

3

8

       9

   16

15

Day 5

How many corners are in these items together: 2 triangles, a square, 5 circles, a polygon, and an octagon?

Day 6

Make .90 cents using only quarters and nickels. How many combinations can you think of?

Day 7

Use these clues to figure out how many marbles are in ajar. There are fewer than

20 -5. There are more than 1 +6. There are two digits in the number of marbles. It is an odd number. The number is made of up 2 digits that are the same.
Day 8 How old will you be in 40 years? What will the year be?
Day 9 Mark received 6 more valentines than Sam. Ron received two valentines less than Sam. If Ron received 9 valentines, how many valentines did Sam and Mark receive?
Day 10

A recipe calls for 2 ‘/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups shortening, 1 cup brown sugar, 72 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 12 ounces raisins.

What ingredients do you need to make ½ the recipe? What ingredients do you need to make double this recipe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


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