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Elementary
 Birds in Trees
 Steve Maurer

Elementary, difficulty level 3. Can you figure out the number of trees in the
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 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
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 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
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 Feathers and Fur
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the number of pigeons and puppies Xiao
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 Good Fences
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Design a fence that will keep the animals
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 Lucky Lettuce Land
 Kainoa Trotter, et al.

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help Farmer Lucky fence his lettuce
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 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.
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 Penguin Confusion
 Lisa Lavelle

Elementary, difficulty level 2. Four penguins have lost their nametags. Help them sort out who's
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 Penguin Fun
 Bob Coulter

Elementary, difficulty level 2. Three penguins go to an amusement park. Can they all take the same
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 Rabbit's Run
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Help Regina develop options for building her rabbit's
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 Something Fishy
 Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi for the schoolyard garden
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 Video Trading
 Joyce Hoellein & Class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the number of trades necessary for each of the 4H members to see each of the video
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 Middle School
 Back Yard Trees
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. How many different quadrilaterals can be formed by joining any four of the nine trees?
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 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
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 Ducky Promenade
 Leon Roland & class (poetry by Annie Fetter)

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the weight of a duckling and two ducks after reading this poem.
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 Duke is Missing
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, 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
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 The Most Appealing Nose Contest
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to determine the amount of money raised for the Humane Society by the Student Council.
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 New Home for Fibonacci and Fractal
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take Jimal and Leslie to fill the new 15gallon
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 The Nutty Squirrel
 Alice Miller

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How high could a human jump if she could jump with the power of a squirrel?
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 Peanut's Back Yard
 Jonathan Bauer

PreAlgebra, 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
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 Rampaging Reindeer
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How many different ways can Santa's reindeer be
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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:
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 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
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 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
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 Weighing Kittens
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given some facts, figure out how many ounces each of seven kittens
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 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
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 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.
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 The Termite and the Cube
 Jared Hammond

Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Can a termite, traveling only vertically or horizontally through a 3x3x3 Rubiklike cube, go through every cube
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 A Voting Problem
 Leslie Johnson Nielsen

Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Election theory: investigate the concept of plurality in voting and discuss its
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 Trigonometry/Calculus
 Green Pastures
 Carol Dormuth

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 1. Find the area of the cow's grazing
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