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The Primary Problems are designed for those students in grades K2. The problems cover much of the same material as the NCTM Standards for Grades
PreK2.
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Goody Bags


Grade 2. How many red and green gumdrops will Antonia put in each goody bag
if she wants each goody bag to be different?
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Growing Up


Grade K. Figure out how much more I have to grow to be as tall as my dad.
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Gum for Everyone!


Grade 1. Can 10 (and then 11) pieces of gum be shared equally among three
people?
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Gym Line

Grade K. Identify a pattern and use it to figure out who's next in line.
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Hannah's Cookies


Grade K. Determine how many cookies Jacob has, based on the number of cookies
Hannah has.
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Happy Birthday!


Grade 1. Use clues to figure out Aaliya's birth date.
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Helping Hands


Grade 1. Use fractions to divide some brownies between three classmates.
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Home On Time


Grade 2. Figure out if Betsy will be home in time for her favorite cartoon.
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How Big is 100 Pennies?


Grade K. Estimate whether 100 pennies can fit on a piece of paper.
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How Big Is Your Foot?


Grade K. Figure out how long your foot is and how long "twice as long" would
be.
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How Far Will Taylor Run?


Grade 2. Follow a pattern to figure out how far Taylor can run without
stopping.
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How Many Berries Did I Eat?


Grade 1. Reason about whether I ate more blueberries or raspberries.
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How Many Cookies Can I Buy?


Grade 2. Find out how many cookies you can buy at the bake shop with the
money you have.
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How Many Pinecones?


Grade K. Use the information given to figure out how many pinecones Midori
has.
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How Tall Is Your Tower?


Grade 1. Identify the pattern and use it to answer some questions about a row
of block towers.
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I Can Skip Count


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Ice Cream Party


Grade K. Figure out the number friends that cannot come to a birthday party.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches


Grade K. Find out how many cookies Ariana needs to make enough treats for
her friends.
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I See a Pattern


Grade K. What is the next number in the sequence?
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It's Cold Outside


Grade K. Figure out what the temperature is outside on a winter day.
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It's Showtime!


Grade 2. Decide how Tyrone and Pedro can spend their money at the movie
theater.
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Jordan's Jobs


Grade 1. Figure out if Jordan has enough money to buy a scooter.
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Laying Carpet


Grade 2. Figure out the different sizes that LeBron's rectangular room might
be.
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Letter to Grandma


Grade 1. Use fractions to figure out the number of folds in a piece of paper.
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Lining Up for Lunch


Grade 1. How will four children line up to go to lunch?
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Lunch Line


Grade K. Follow a basic alternating pattern to find a given student in line.
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Magic More Machine


Grade K. Figure out what the Magic More Machine does when you put fruits and
veggies into it.
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Magic Rabbits


Grade K. Figure out how many rabbits will appear from the magician's hat.
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Making Cookies


Grade K. Help the baker count how many cookies broke in half.
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Making Sandwiches


Grade 1. Help Ricardo and Gloria divide their task as fairly as possible.
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Making Shapes


Grade K. Use the clues to identify a shape.
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Model Car Collection


Grade 1. Help Jackson to arrange his model cars on a shelf.
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Money Matters


Grade K. Figure out which items you can buy with 11 cents.
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More Milk!


Grade 2. Figure out how many glasses of milk Davin drinks in one week.
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Name That Shape!


Grade 2. Figure out what shape Mia has drawn.
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New Pencils


Grade K. Figure out how many pencils Paul had before he bought new ones.
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Not Like the Others


Grade 1. Look at three shapes and describe how they are different.
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Number Fun


Grade 1. Use clues to help Dominic solve a number riddle.
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Pattern Block Designs


Grade 1. Follow the instructions to build a pattern block design and explain
your choices.
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Pick 'em Up!


Grade K. Figure out how many more beads are left on the floor after Sharon
picks some of them up.
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Picking Flowers


Grade K. Find combinations of flowers that sum to 6.
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Picnic at the Park


Grade 2. Figure out how many sandwiches one loaf of bread can make.
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Picture This


Grade 2. Find out how many pictures Isabel will finish if she keeps drawing
more each day.
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Pinecones


Grade 2. Figure out how many pinecones Marissa collected and how many more
she needs to make her mother a present.
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Pizza Night


Grade 2. Use fractions to answer some questions about a family's pizza dinner.
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Pizza Predicament


Grade 1. Divide a pizza equally among four people so that each person gets
their favorite topping.
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Play Ball!


Grade 1. Figure out how to make kickball teams equal.
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Play Date


Grade 1. Figure out how far Jayleen walked.
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Playground Fun


Grade K. Figure out how many children are on the monkey bars.
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Playing Cards


Grade K. Figure out how many cards are being held through number clues.
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