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The PreAlgebra Problems are designed for those students who are consolidating and practicing their knowledge of basic mathematics skills and who are beginning to prepare for algebra. The problems cover approximately the same materials as the NCTM Standards for Grades 68.
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Waste Not, Want Not
 Suzanne and Richard Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Explain what you know about the number of bananas the store had at the
beginning of the
week.
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Watch Where You Step!
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using statistics about slugs, about how many might be in a certain sized yard?
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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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Which Coupon Is Better?
 Cynthia Paul

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 1. Help Cynthia decide which coupon will save her more money when she
goes to the store to
buy sheets.
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Wilda's Swamp Water
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Measure 8 quibits of swamp water using only 6quibit and 10quibit containers.
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Women's Walkway
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How many bricks would it take to cover the full area of the pattern
sample? What's the
area?
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Wondering about Water
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the surface area of an Olympicsize ice hockey rink.
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Wraparound Universe
 Jeff Weeks

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Explore the game of tictactoe using a cylindrical tictactoe board.
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