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Elementary

Birds in Trees - Steve Maurer
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Can you figure out the number of trees in the ... more>>

Cat Walk - Math Olympiad Problem (revised)
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Using the ratio of dog steps to cat steps and the length of a dog step, calculate the number of feet a cat walks in ... more>>

Chicken Little's Eggs - Jody Newman
Elementary, difficulty level 3. How many eggs did Chicken Little have in her basket at the start of her trip to ... more>>

Feathers and Fur - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the number of pigeons and puppies Xiao ... more>>

Good Fences - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Design a fence that will keep the animals ... more>>

Lucky Lettuce Land - Kainoa Trotter, et al.
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help Farmer Lucky fence his lettuce ... more>>

The Mad Hatter's Gone! - Leanne Gater
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Explore a coordinate plane and help the Cheshire Cat find his favorite cheese. ... more>>

Penguin Confusion - Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Four penguins have lost their nametags. Help them sort out who's ... more>>

Penguin Fun - Bob Coulter
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Three penguins go to an amusement park. Can they all take the same ... more>>

Rabbit's Run - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Help Regina develop options for building her rabbit's ... more>>

Something Fishy - Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi for the schoolyard garden ... more>>

Video Trading - Joyce Hoellein & Class
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the number of trades necessary for each of the 4-H members to see each of the video ... more>>

Middle School

Back Yard Trees - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. How many different quadrilaterals can be formed by joining any four of the nine trees? ... more>>

Cats, Dogs, and Kids Everywhere You Look - Judy Ann Brown
Middle School, difficulty level 2. A Logic problem: Patty's dog and Oscar's cat are both namesakes of the owner of the cat named Oscar...Who owns the ... more>>

Ducky Promenade - Leon Roland & class (poetry by Annie Fetter)
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the weight of a duckling and two ducks after reading this poem. ... more>>

Duke is Missing - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Duke's head is 6 inches long, his tail is as long as his head plus half the length of his body, and his body is as ... more>>

The Most Appealing Nose Contest - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to determine the amount of money raised for the Humane Society by the Student Council. ... more>>

New Home for Fibonacci and Fractal - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take Jimal and Leslie to fill the new 15-gallon ... more>>

The Nutty Squirrel - Alice Miller
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. How high could a human jump if she could jump with the power of a squirrel? ... more>>

Peanut's Back Yard - Jonathan Bauer
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Peanut, the overexcited dog, makes 40 laps around a stake and travels a total distance of 1 mile. If his bowl of ... more>>

Rampaging Reindeer - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. How many different ways can Santa's reindeer be ... more>>

Algebra

Ant Race - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Two ants race to a piece of food. Your task is to figure out how far apart they were when the race ... more>>

As the Crow Flies - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. A percentage of crows sitting on a telephone line leaves, then returns. Find how many crows are present at the ... more>>

A Dog, a Hog, and a Frog - Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three animal friends want to cross a big swamp. How wide is that ... more>>

Filling the Aquarium - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A workman at a zoo has to clean an aquarium, but forgets to do an important task, thus causing a problem (for ... more>>

Funny Ducks - Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 4. These funny ducks always walk exactly three feet from the lily pond. What is the area of the region bounded by their ... more>>

Porky Pig's Popcorn Diet - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Porky is put on a special diet plan so that he can enjoy his favorite snack: ... more>>

The Spider and the Fly - J. A. H. Hunter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A spider presents a challenge to a fly: solve a math problem and ... more>>

The Way the Crazy Crow Flies - Janet Bowers
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A crazy crow flies back and forth between two trains that are approaching each other on parallel tracks. How far does ... more>>

Weighing Kittens - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given some facts, figure out how many ounces each of seven kittens ... more>>

Discrete Math

Gussie the lost Albino Emperor Penquin Pup - Ron Murdoch
Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Find Gussie, a penguin pup hiding in a zoo building with nineteen rooms, before he suffers from hunger ... more>>

Leaping Frogs - Leigh Nataro
Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Find a formula to determine the number of moves needed to have the frogs switch places on their lily pads. ... more>>

The Termite and the Cube - Jared Hammond
Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Can a termite, traveling only vertically or horizontally through a 3x3x3 Rubik-like cube, go through every cube ... more>>

A Voting Problem - Leslie Johnson Nielsen
Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Election theory: investigate the concept of plurality in voting and discuss its ... more>>

Trigonometry/Calculus

Green Pastures - Carol Dormuth
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 1. Find the area of the cow's grazing ... more>>


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