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The Math Fundamentals Problems are designed for those students who are working to strengthen their basic mathematics skills and who are beginning to make connections between
different areas of mathematics. The problems cover approximately the same materials as the NCTM Standards for Grades
35.
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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.
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HomeworkFree Fridays
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many different ways can Donna roll the blue and red dice to win a weekend free of
homework?
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Horsin' Around
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How long does it take Zachary to complete his journey on horseback and
on foot?
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Horton's Clover Hunt
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find out how fast Horton had to work picking clovers.
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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 day.
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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 garden.
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How Many Actors?
 Kristina Lasher and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Can you help the director of the spring musical check to see if Madera spoke with each actor about costumes?
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How Much Was That Ticket?
 Lisa Lavelle  idea suggested by Jody Newman

Elementary, difficulty level 4. Determine how much I spent at the movie theater.
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How Old is Dad?
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use the clues to find out how old Dad is.
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How Old is Mia?
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use Mia's clues to find how old she is.
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How Old is Santa Claus?
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Use your knowledge of fractions to discover how old Santa is.
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How Safe Is Your Bike?
 Chief Brian Craig and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Compare the bicycle theft rates in three different cities.
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I Get A Kick Out Of Soccer!
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many laps of the soccer field would a team member need to complete to run more than a mile?
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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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Inching Along Down the Football Field
 Terrel Trotter

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Fred put his football down on a goal line of the 100yard field. He then moved it forward half the field distance, over and over again. When did the distance first become less than one inch?
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In Their Prime
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use the clues about multiples and primes to figure out how old
Jonathan and Hazel are.
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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 week.
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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.
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It's Summer in Melbourne
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many hours of sunlight does Melbourne, Australia, have on its
longest day of the year?
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A Jar of Coins
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use fraction clues to discover how many pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters I have in my
jar.
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Jason's Piggy Bank
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many nickels did Jason find in his piggy bank?
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Jellybean Fractions
 Lisa Lavelle

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

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle game.
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Jumping Rope
 Leon Roland & class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Just how long was the rope with which we started?
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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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The Kickball Tournament
 Diane Anderson's Teaching the Diverse Young Learner Class at Swarthmore College and Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How many players will Ms. Emery put on each kickball team?
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A Larger Garden
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Can you increase the area of a garden but use less fencing to protect
it from the deer?
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LawnMowing Chore
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find the area of the yard that Josh, Sam, and Mark must mow.
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Let the Chips Fall . . .
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use clues about sums to determine which digits are on the reverse sides of three
given chips.
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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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Lost in Space
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Figure out how big an error the engineers made when they mixed up their units.
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Lucky Lettuce Land
 Kainoa Trotter, et al.

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help Farmer Lucky fence his lettuce land.
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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 balance.
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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 much lemon concentrate should I buy to make 25 gallons of lemonade?
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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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Magic Square Jumble
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help straighten out this magic square.
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Marble Mayhem
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Fred and his friends divide the marbles in several different ways, but
there is always one left
over.
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March Madness!
 Teaching the Young Learner Class

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Given four clues, figure out which pair of friends won a basketball game.
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Math Club Field Trip
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many people returned from the Math Club field trip in Miss Noether's van?
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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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The Math Teacher's Ties
 Brentwood College School  Math 12(1)

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Read the rhyme and determine the number of ties the math teacher has in his wardrobe.
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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 drive?
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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 class.
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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.
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A Million in Time
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. "Human beings can expect to live a million..." Use your conversion skills to determine which unit of time best completes this statement.
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MiniMall Measurements
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use given measurements of the stores in the minimall to find the area
and dimensions of
other stores.
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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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Miracle Miranda and the Mascot
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Compare salaries of the star player and the team mascot.
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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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