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Weight and Mass

The problems in this section explore the numerical and/or physical properties of weight or mass.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Measurement: Weight and Mass
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: Measurement
NCTM Standards:
Measurement Standard for Grades 68
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Balancing Mobiles
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Explore two Laws of Archimedes as you puzzle through a balanced mobile.
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The Cost of Chocolate
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How can I get the most chocolate for my $30.00?
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Ducky Promenade
 Leon Roland & class (poetry by Annie Fetter)

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the weight of a duckling and two ducks after reading this poem.
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Heavy Hoisting
 Math Forum Staff

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using the information given in the problem, find the weight of an
average human adult.
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Sailing Around the World
 Leon Roland & class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the amounts of the supplies that Giuseppi Linguini will need to sail around the world.
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Seesaw
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How did the four friends balance on the seesaw?
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Tasty Tomato Salsa
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. If I use all of the olives, how many grams of tomatoes should I use to
keep the same proportions in my salsa recipe?
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