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Patterns

Noticing and describing patterns is helpful in solving these problems.
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Buy the Numbers
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many apartments can Tabitha number with the digits she purchased?
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Catching Up!
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Marika is catching up to her father's age. How can that be?
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Clock Work
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How did Maria and Sammy arrange their pencils on the clock face?
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Cool Cubes
 Heather Cool and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Can Jackie really mark her cubes so that each sum from 1 to 36 is possible?
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Crossing the River with Ogres
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find out how many times the boat must cross the river to get all the
gnomes and ogres to
the other side.
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Eating Grapes
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many grapes did Angela eat on Monday?
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Emmy's Action Figures
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. In how many different ways can Emmy arrange her Famous Mathematician
action figures?
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Fish in a Barrel
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many fish Jake, Herman and Luke each took home from their
fishing trip.
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Four Dates
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Anthony explores number patterns on a calendar.
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Growing Worms
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find a pattern to predict the growth of worms made of triangles.
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I Like to Palindrive!
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many palindromic numbers will appear on Kristina's odometer in October, 2003?
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Imogene the Imp *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many people have to get on the Ferris Wheel before Imogene is at
the front of the
line?
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Just the Facts *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. It's not a good idea to guess in this game! Find out how many
multiplication facts Zach got
right.
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Lighting the Menorah
 Lillian Ray and Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How many candles are used during Chanukah?
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MiniMovie Theater Seating
 Chrissy Stewart (adapted)

Elementary, difficulty level 3. How many rowdy kids can sit in the MiniMovie Theater?
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Missing Pages
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Drew's math book is missing a page. What are the page numbers on the missing page?
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Monmouth Mountain Bikes
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How many mountain bikes will have the highest level of safety testing?
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More Mowing Madness
 George Miller and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Where should Matt and Georgette change places to evenly split their "Mattmowing" work?
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Mr. Lincoln's Line *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out who's wearing glasses and carrying lunch boxes in Mr.
Lincoln's lunch line.
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Mystery Numbers
 CanSchoolNet  revised

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Fill in the missing numbers on an ancient scroll.
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Olympic Rings Repair
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help answer Jellybean's question about the Olympic rings.
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Order in the Court *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many handshakes will take place when the Supreme Court meets?
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Pirate Treasure *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many trips will it take to get the pirates and their treasure back
to the ship?
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Pondering Palindromes
 Mary DeYoung & class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Explore 4digit palindromes and find something else they have in common.
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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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Shop 'Til You Drop *
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how much Jason spent on his first backtoschool shopping trip.
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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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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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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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Tricky Triangles
 Lisa Lavelle

Elementary, difficulty level 3. Arrange six toothpicks to create special triangles.
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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 tapes.
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You Think Your Teacher is Tough!*
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use Mr. Garcia's scoring system to find out how many problems Tyler
got correct on his test.
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Zoo Train
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many passengers boarded the zoo train?
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