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Elementary
 Across Europe
 Lisa Lavelle

Elementary, difficulty level 3. Calculate Tray's gift "budget" during her first year working for Capital City Guidebooks (requires a bit of geography
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 Across the Netherlands
 Maggie HosMcGrane

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Help sort out this bike trip through the Netherlands (requires a bit of map reading). Initially a twoweek
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 Across Wisconsin
 Jo Wenzler

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take this athletic math teacher to bike across Wisconsin (requires a little map
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 Flying Time Zones
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help me figure out what time my watch should show when I land in
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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
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 More Mowing Madness
 George Miller and Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Where should Matt and Georgette change places to evenly split their "Mattmowing"
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 Mr. W. Goes Across Australia
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Help Mr. W figure out when he needs to start his trip in order to meet Mrs. W on time (requires a bit of map
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 The Olympic Distance
 Shrawan Khanna & Class

Elementary, difficulty level 4. Determine how many kilometres the Russian Olympic team members will travel in attending the 2002 Winter
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 Perfect Passengers
 Mrs. Clark's Sixth Grade Stars

Elementary, difficulty level 2. See if you can determine who's who using clues to their eye color and
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 Railroad Crossing
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how far apart Division Junction and Logarithm Square are, based on the time Emily and Edward
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 Speeders, Beware!
 Stephen Maurer (and Chief Brian Craig)

Elementary, difficulty level 4. Evaluate the method the Swarthmore Borough Police Department uses for catching
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 Tourists in Turkey
 Arda Antikacioglu

Elementary, difficulty level 4. Analyze tourism data from Turkey to discover how many people visited specific areas of the country last
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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
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 Middle School
 California Dreaming
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the length of time that will be needed to drive from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Los Angeles,
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 Car Rental Quandary
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the car rental deals using the given information.
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 Commuting Conundrum
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Help Suzanne and Richard decide which train tickets will give them the most value for their
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 Distance Driving
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Write an expression that will help you determine how long it will take the car to travel any given number of
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 Downhill All the Way
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Starting at 10,000 feet above sea level, descending a 6% grade followed by a 4% grade will put a car how many feet
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 Frequent Flier Figuring
 Judy Ann Brown

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use Web resources to help plan the shortest route from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to New Orleans,
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 Math Club Ski Trip
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Mrs. Germain and her friend, Mrs. Granville, need your help to plan the shortest route to visit five local ski
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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
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 Algebra
 Highway Miles
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the number of miles a person travels on a highway, given the number of gallons of gas and the consumption
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 Lucie and Daryl's Bike Ride
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. A sister and brother who ride bikes provide us with a math challenge concerning distance, rate, and time.
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 To Grandmother's House We Go
 Ethel Breuche

Algebra, difficulty level 4. Red Riding Hood goes to visit Grandmother for the holidays at the same time that Grandmother heads out to visit Red.
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 Up the Down Elevator
 Ethel Breuche

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Juanita has to use a freight elevator to deliver packages but can use the passenger elevator to return. What is her
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 The Way the Crazy Crow Flies
 Janet Bowers

Algebra, difficulty level 3. A crazy crow flies back and forth between two trains that are approaching each other on parallel tracks. How far does
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 Discrete Math
 Dona and Dennis Go Traveling
 Dona Coffey

Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Using matrix addition, students determine how many means of transportion they have in getting from city to
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 Minimal Minnie's Cost
 Ethel Breuche, Dona Coffey

Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Building a rail line that connects a number of different cities: a problem that involves graph theory, minimal
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 Mother's Chores
 Jim Greene

Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. A Traveling Salesperson Problem. Tom's mother needs to make several stops around the city and then get home. What
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 New York Tours
 Sharon Edelkind

Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Use vertex coloring to solve conflicting New York tour bus
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 The Termite and the Cube
 Jared Hammond

Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Can a termite, traveling only vertically or horizontally through a 3x3x3 Rubiklike cube, go through every cube
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 Train Travel
 Dona Coffey

Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Dona is in charge of setting up a new train service to connect nine towns in a county. What's the minimum cost?
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 Trigonometry/Calculus
 Adventure Airlines
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 1. How far from the airport does the plane need to begin its descent?
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 Center Coordinates
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Find the coordinates of the center of a circle circumscribed around a
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 Don't Be Late for Dinner
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Based on given distances, determine whether Susy will be late getting home for
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 Goose Bay Mountain
 Johnson, Patnode, Desautels, Brault, Mahoney

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 2. Using trigonometry, find the angle of takeoff needed for a plane to clear a
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 Swimming Sea Turtles
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 4. Using latitude and longitude data collected from three sea turtles, determine how far each turtle is from its starting
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 Up, Up, and Away (Part II)
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Find the compass setting required to send a balloon on the shortest route from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Essex Junction,
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 Up, Up, and Away (Part I)
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 4. Can you determine the shortest distance a balloon could travel from Essex Junction, Vermont, to Honolulu,
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 Where in the World is Essex Junction?
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. How far is Essex Junction, Vermont, from the
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 Where Is Whitehall?
 Leigh Nataro

Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Find the distance from Whitehall, Pennsylvania, to the
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