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Elementary

Across Wisconsin - Jo Wenzler
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take this athletic math teacher to bike across Wisconsin (requires a little map ... more>>

A Barrel of Fun - Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 3. How much apple juice did the man ... more>>

Bunches of Basil - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the maximum number of basil plants I will have after I finish thinning the ... more>>

Garden Fresh Fruit - Shrawan Khanna's Ninth Grade Class
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help the poor farmer predict his revenue (if he can sell all his ... more>>

Hot Dog Day! - Jeffrey Mo
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many large hot dogs have been ordered for this special ... more>>

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Team 7 Red Math Students -- Highland Middle School
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Help the HMS students find out how many ways they can arrange their schoolyard ... more>>

Irish Specials - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Calculate the final bill for our St. Patrick's Day dinner last ... more>>

Jellybean Fractions - Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Determine good and bad choices in playing the Jellybean Fractions ... more>>

Jellybean Rectangles - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle ... more>>

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

Lunch Bunch Budgets - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the number of children needed for the lunch bunch budget to ... 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>>

McPrincipal's Night at McDee's - Antonietta D.
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Just how much did the teachers from Mathematics Elementary School sell (and earn) in their charity ... more>>

Mean Jellybeans - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Take a look at averages with Mr. Cal Q. Later and his ... more>>

Peanut Butter and Jelly - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many sandwiches can we make before using up a package of bread and jars of jelly and peanut butter at the ... more>>

Raisin Nut Cookies - Marsha May
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Sarah needs to convert her cookie recipe for her ... more>>

Sacagawea Cheerios - Stephen Maurer
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many Sacagawea coins the government will give away during this Cheerios ... more>>

Super Deal Salsa - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how much money was saved by buying salsa in ... more>>

Middle School

Accuracy Please - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a ... more>>

Buying Cola - Leon Roland & class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best ... more>>

Counting Chicken Wings - Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Figure out how many wings are in the Biggest Bucket O' ... more>>

Fall Festival Frolic - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. How many different types of candy are needed to make at least 50 different treat ... more>>

He Ate It All! - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza. ... more>>

Join Us for a Quarter-pound Burger - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Work with fractions and percents to help plan this ... more>>

Luscious Lemonade - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The label on the lemon concentrate says that I need to mix 2 cups of concentrate with 3 cups of water. How ... more>>

Math Club Lollipop Profits - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The Math Club plans to sell lollipops. Help them to calculate their profit. ... more>>

Milk Madness - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Help Georgina find out how much milk is left using the number pattern she describes. ... more>>

Mr. Carmel's Party Plan - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Help Mr. Carmel's class earn an ice cream party by counting the number of possible sundaes. ... more>>

Pi Day - Let's Eat Cake! - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. In honor of Pi Day we will be comparing the volumes of slices taken from round and rectangular cakes. ... more>>

Pizza Pie - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to decide how many slices of the small pizza would be equal to or greater than 3 slices ... more>>

Pouring the Punch - Neil Bress
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only three-liter and five-liter ... more>>

Sailing Around the World - Leon Roland & class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the amounts of the supplies that Giuseppi Linguini will need to sail around the ... more>>

Valley Springs Snow Cream - Kelly Crisp
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice ... more>>

Who Brought the Candy Corn? - Judy Ann Brown
Middle School, difficulty level 3. Five children dressed in different costumes arrived for a Halloween party riding bicycles. Who drinks Root Beer? ... more>>

Algebra

A 2-for-1 Lunch - Marsha Hurwitz
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two boys had lunch on a two-for-one coupon, plus taxes and tips. What was their percent of savings on the transaction? ... more>>

The Custom of Customs - Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two wine merchants enter Paris with their merchandise. They need to pay custom duties. Each pays with francs and with ... more>>

The Great Doughnut Caper - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. After a number of doughnuts have been switched in their respective boxes, you are to discover the original state of ... more>>

Gumballs Galore! - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two famous characters from literature go on a gumball shopping ... more>>

Halloween Night - Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. One hundred candy kisses were being distributed, one at a time, to five goblins at my door. The phone rang, and when I ... more>>

Lettuce for Sale - Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Using a linear equation, determine the number of heads of lettuce sold on ... more>>

Milly Miffin's Muffins - J. A. H. Hunter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Milly Miffin et al. are muffin makers extraordinaires, and they make muffins mathematically, too. The question is, how ... more>>

Partners in Pizza - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three friends share the cost of a pizza. How much does each ... more>>

Peanuts and Cashews - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Find the proper mixture of nuts that have a certain price rate to be sold in the nut ... 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 Price of Pollo - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Use a linear equation model to predict a future price of fried ... more>>

Shanell's Holiday Treats - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given some data about purchasing fancy nuts for cooking, find the total cost of buying one pound of each ... more>>

The Three Jelly Bean Jars - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three brothers buy jelly beans. The jelly beans are in jars that are three different sizes. How many jelly beans does ... more>>

Valentine Candy - Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A vendor who sells Valentine candy boxes wants to raise the price. For every twenty-five-cent increase he loses two ... more>>

Geometry

Making Pie Crust - Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. How would you change the recipe for a 9-inch pie crust to make an 11-inch pie ... more>>

More Pie, Anyone? - Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. How big a pie pan would you need if you made twice as much dough as you would need for a 9-inch ... more>>

Which Pizza? - Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Which is a better deal - a 16" diameter pizza for $11 or a 10" diameter pizza for $7? ... more>>

Discrete Math

Cooking Dinner - Leigh Nataro
Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Using graphs and critical paths, find the amount of time it takes to make ... more>>

The Doughnut Dilemma - Leigh Nataro
Discrete Math, difficulty level 3. How many ways can you choose three doughnuts from six different types of doughnuts? ... more>>

Homework and Candy - Leigh Nataro
Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Use the Hamilton method to apportion candy among three ... more>>

Will It Be Pumpkin Pie? - Leigh Nataro
Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Based on voting coalitions and power indices, who has more power in deciding what will be served for ... more>>

Trigonometry/Calculus

Another Problematic Pizza - Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Find the area of a triangular piece of ... more>>

Cutting the Cookie - Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Where should you cut a circular cookie so its area is in a ratio of 1:2 ... more>>

Doughnut Dilemma - Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Which doughnut shop makes a doughnut with a greater ... more>>

My Hot Chocolate is Too Hot! - Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Use Newton's Law of Cooling to determine how long it will take for your hot chocolate to ... more>>

Pie Puzzler - Paul Robinson
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Where should a pie wedge be cut to divide it into two pieces having the same ... more>>

A Problematic Pizza - Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Find the area of a specific region of a circle based on given information. ... more>>

Time to Make the Doughnuts - David Turner
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 4. Find the radius of a doughnut with center at (0, 10) and a volume of 3158 cubic ... more>>


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