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Measurement/Units

These problems require students to manipulate and calculate different types of measurements. They include geometric measurements, as well as the concepts of money and time.
Some of these problems are also in the following subcategories:
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 4: Measurement
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Elementary Measurement
NCTM Standards:
Measurement Standard for Grades 35
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Seasonal Probability
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the probability that your birthday falls in a particular season of the year.
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Set a Date
 Lisa Lavelle (with help from Judy Ann Brown)

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Explore an interesting detail about a given date, and find six more dates with the same quality.
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Sheila's Shelves
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much space will Sheila have on her new book shelves?
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Shopping at the School Store
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much does a pencil cost at the school store? How much does an eraser cost?
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So Many Salmon
 Allison Armstrong

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Armida helps researchers by tagging salmon at the Big Eagle hatchery.
Do her coworkers work faster or slower than she does?
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Something Fishy
 Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs and Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi to go in the fish pond.
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Special Stars
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the number of pipe cleaners Leah used to create a Star of David chain.
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Splish Splash
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the ratio of my volume to T.J.'s volume.
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Sports Weigh In
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use three scale readings to find the weight of the soccer ball, the
tennis ball, and the
baseball.
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Stained Glass Window
 Jackson First Year Algebra Class

Elementary, difficulty level 5. Find the size of a stained glass window for my front door.
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Subway Tokens
 Annie Fetter and Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How did Samantha know the subway token machine didn't behave as advertised?
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Summer at Sweet Tooth
 Ross Shelter & Carrie Shankweiler

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate Kate's earnings during her summer waitressing job.
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Super Deal Salsa
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how much money was saved by buying salsa in bulk.
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Taking Tolls
 Ben Lee

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much money did the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan collect between 3:30 and 4:30 PM on December 30, 2003?
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Tangrams
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams.
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Tatianna and the Troll
 Terry Trotter, revised

Elementary, difficulty level 3. Tatianna tests the troll... and neither loses nor gains.
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Teresa's Tiles
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many square tiles does Teresa need to cover her bathroom floor?
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The Teddy Bears' Banquet *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many bears can be seated at the banquet?
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Timber!!!
 Lisa and Judy Gardner

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the lengths of two pieces of a damaged redwood tree.
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Time to Get Up
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. What time should Raul get up to make sure he does not miss the bus?
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Trapezoid Teatime
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many guests can sit at a row of trapezoid tables at the school volunteers' tea.
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Video Viewing
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Just how much television will Frank and Lisa watch?
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Volume Experiment
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Make a prediction, conduct an experiment, and report your findings.
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Water Fun?
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how long it would take for a 30gallon water heater to empty.
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Water Park Adventure
 Leon Roland & class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much does each member of the class need to earn to fund the field trip?
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What a Move!
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the number of hours it took the movers to move the Lavelles to their new home, as well as the number of manhours.
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Zero Dates
 Stephen Maurer

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Travel in time to think about dates with zeros.
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Zoo Trip
 Melissa Cavanaugh (Western Oregon University) & Math Forum Staff

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many adults and seniors will Melissa's family take to the zoo?
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