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These measurement problems include a focus on different units of money. Often the units are American, but other units are represented as well.

Related Resources
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   Math 4: Measurement
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Elementary Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades 3-5

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After School Snacks - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How much money is Shawn spending on after school snacks? How long will it take him to save enough for a new calculator? ... more>>

At the Movies - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Explore the changes in movie and theater prices. ... more>>

Back-to-School Shopping - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Mrs. Bender noticed that the total of the items her children purchased was $155. Can you determine the cost of one pair of jeans? ... more>>

Back-to-school Supplies - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help calculate the total bill for these back-to-school supplies. ... more>>

Change You Can't Count On - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. What is the greatest amount of money I can have in my pocket? ... more>>

Charlene Goes Shopping - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Charlene needs to add some items to her winter collection. Help her determine where she should shop. ... more>>

Common Cents - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much money do Monique and Misty each contribute toward Mom's Valentine's candy? ... more>>

Count the Discount - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The jacket on the clearance rack is marked down 20% more each day. How much will it cost after 5 days? ... more>>

Driving Decisions - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help the Downings decide which car rental is the best option for their trip to Denver. ... more>>

The Farmer in the Dilemma - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help Farmer Mead spend exactly $100 buying exactly 100 sheep, cows and horses. ... more>>

Frugal Freeda - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help Freeda decide which store has the best buy. ... more>>

Funny Money - Lisa Lavelle (adapted)
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the amount of money Divya has in her bank. ... 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 fruit). ... more>>

Georg Tricks the Troll - Terry Trotter
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Georg decides to tangle with the troll and see if he can make some money. ... more>>

Giving with Grapefruit - Lisa Lavelle & Western Oregon University Students
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How much will Cassie help raise for charity? ... more>>

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

Greta's Garden - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find out how much money Greta made from each of her vegetables at the Farmers's Market. ... more>>

Holiday Shopping and Surfing - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Charlene calculate the change she'll have left for holiday card supplies after she completes her online shopping. ... more>>

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

Is There Really a Discount? - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine which friend is correct about the final price on a sales item. ... more>>

Jason's Piggy Bank - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many nickels did Jason find in his piggy bank? ... more>>

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

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>>

Meters of Money - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Ms. Juncos's class determine the amount of money they will raise with this metric project. ... more>>

Pauline the Plumber - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use the clues to find out how many widgets Pauline purchased. ... more>>

Pocket Change - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How many dimes do I have in my pocket? ... more>>

Pooling Tips - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much should Fran and Gloria each give Ethan so that they all have an equal amount? ... more>>

Price Tag Repair - Teaching the Young Learner Group
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Can you use the clues to help Cathy repair the price tags for the family yard sale? ... more>>

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

School Spirit - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Do a little estimating to determine how much money is needed to buy school spirit items. ... more>>

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? ... more>>

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? ... more>>

Summer at Sweet Tooth - Ross Shelter & Carrie Shankweiler
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate Kate's earnings during her summer waitressing job. ... more>>

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

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? ... more>>

Tangrams - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams. ... more>>

Tatianna and the Troll - Terry Trotter, revised
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Tatianna tests the troll... and neither loses nor gains. ... more>>

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? ... more>>

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 man-hours. ... more>>

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? ... more>>

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