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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
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 A Barrel of Fun
 Lisa Lavelle

Elementary, difficulty level 3. How much apple juice did the man
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 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
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 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
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 Hot Dog Day!
 Jeffrey Mo

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many large hot dogs have been ordered for this special
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 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
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 Irish Specials
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Calculate the final bill for our St. Patrick's Day dinner last
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 Jellybean Fractions
 Lisa Lavelle

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

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle
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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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 Lunch Bunch Budgets
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the number of children needed for the lunch bunch budget to
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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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 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
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 Mean Jellybeans
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Take a look at averages with Mr. Cal Q. Later and his
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 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
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 Raisin Nut Cookies
 Marsha May

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Sarah needs to convert her cookie recipe for her
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 Sacagawea Cheerios
 Stephen Maurer

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many Sacagawea coins the government will give away during this Cheerios
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 Super Deal Salsa
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how much money was saved by buying salsa in
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 Middle School
 Accuracy Please
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a
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 Buying Cola
 Leon Roland & class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best
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 Counting Chicken Wings
 Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Figure out how many wings are in the Biggest Bucket O'
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 Fall Festival Frolic
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How many different types of candy are needed to make at least 50 different treat
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 He Ate It All!
 Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza.
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 Join Us for a Quarterpound Burger
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Work with fractions and percents to help plan this
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 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
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 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.
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 Milk Madness
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Help Georgina find out how much milk is left using the number pattern she describes.
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 Mr. Carmel's Party Plan
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Help Mr. Carmel's class earn an ice cream party by counting the number of possible sundaes.
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 Pi Day  Let's Eat Cake!
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. In honor of Pi Day we will be comparing the volumes of slices taken from round and rectangular cakes.
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 Pizza Pie
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, 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
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 Pouring the Punch
 Neil Bress

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only threeliter and fiveliter
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 Sailing Around the World
 Leon Roland & class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the amounts of the supplies that Giuseppi Linguini will need to sail around the
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 Valley Springs Snow Cream
 Kelly Crisp

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice
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 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?
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 Algebra
 A 2for1 Lunch
 Marsha Hurwitz

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two boys had lunch on a twoforone coupon, plus taxes and tips. What was their percent of savings on the transaction?
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 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
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 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
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 Gumballs Galore!
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two famous characters from literature go on a gumball shopping
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 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
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 Lettuce for Sale
 Ethel Breuche

Algebra, difficulty level 1. Using a linear equation, determine the number of heads of lettuce sold on
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 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
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 Partners in Pizza
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three friends share the cost of a pizza. How much does each
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 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
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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 Price of Pollo
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Use a linear equation model to predict a future price of fried
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 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
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 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
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 Valentine Candy
 Ethel Breuche

Algebra, difficulty level 2. A vendor who sells Valentine candy boxes wants to raise the price. For every twentyfivecent increase he loses two
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 Geometry
 Making Pie Crust
 Annie Fetter

Geometry, difficulty level 3. How would you change the recipe for a 9inch pie crust to make an 11inch pie
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 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 9inch
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 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?
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 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
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 The Doughnut Dilemma
 Leigh Nataro

Discrete Math, difficulty level 3. How many ways can you choose three doughnuts from six different types of doughnuts?
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 Homework and Candy
 Leigh Nataro

Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Use the Hamilton method to apportion candy among three
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 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
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 Trigonometry/Calculus
 Another Problematic Pizza
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Find the area of a triangular piece of
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 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
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 Doughnut Dilemma
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Which doughnut shop makes a doughnut with a greater
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 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
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 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
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 A Problematic Pizza
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Find the area of a specific region of a circle based on given information.
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 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
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