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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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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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What Day Is It Today?
 Roya Salehi

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Sophie tells the truth only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Her sister tells the truth only on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If they both confess to their mom that "Yesterday I lied," what day is it today?
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What Percentage?
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Students are asked to find the percentage of numbers from 1 to 100
which meet several
given criteria.
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What Was That Score?
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine the football (not soccer!) score.
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Wheels R Us
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many bicycles does Danielle have in her cycle shop?
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Wooden Legs
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many different ways can Wendy use 31 legs to build wooden
dollhouse furniture?
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Wordy Problems
 Lisa Lavelle

Elementary, difficulty level 4. Convert these word addition problems into numbers.
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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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Zelma's ZIP Code
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find Zelma's Zip Code by ordering pairs of digits that are products of onedigit numbers.
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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 Train
 Claire Mead

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