 St. George's Banner  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Find out how wide the cross on this flag needs to be in order for the red and white regions to have the same area. If the flag is x feet by y feet, how wide is the red stripe?
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 Study Hall Games  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. I polled the students to find out which of the three games in my closet they might like to play. Then I created a math problem using the results of the poll.
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 Studying Stars  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Given a number of points spaced around a circle, how many lines does it take to connect each point to all the other points except for the ones next to it?
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 Studying the Standings  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Write and solve a system of equations to determine how many points the
Potters have in the World Tiddlywinks League standings.
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 Sums, Quotients, and Remainders  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given the sum of two numbers and information about the quotient and
remainder when they are divided, find the larger number, then
solve the same sort of problem in a general case.
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 Tatianna and the Troll  Terry Trotter, revised
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Tatianna tests the troll... and neither loses nor gains.
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 Taxi!  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Taxi fares in Lineville are based on a linear equation. Given the
costs and distances of two rides, find the equation and use it to
answer several questions.
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 TeeterToddlers  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Two kids of different weights balance on a seesaw. How far from the
center is each one sitting?
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 Teeter Trio  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Find a function that expresses where a child sits on a seesaw in terms
of her weight.
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 Teeter Troop  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Four animals are balancing a seesaw. Can you determine how much each
one weighs?
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 TelePlus  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Find the cost of one phone that is part of a threeinone communications package deal.
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 Tennis Anyone?  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Use algebra, inequalities, and ratios to find the greatest number of matches a player could have won before the weekend to achieve the win ratio of .503 after the weekend.
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 The Coordinate Carousel  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Mrs. Nomial is watching her daughters on the carousel and notices
something interesting. Determine how far away from the edge of the
carousel she is standing.
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 The Great Northern Triathlon  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Sven skis, skates, and snowshoes in the winter triathlon. Use the
given information to determine how fast he snowshoes.
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 Threedimensional Television  Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help my friend find which TV will fit snugly into her TV nook.
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 The Three Jelly Bean Jars  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three brothers buy jelly beans. The jelly beans are in jars that are three different sizes. How many jelly beans does each brother buy?
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 Tiffany's Triumphs  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Given the number of games that Tiffany has played so far and the number that she has won, how many games would she have to win in a row to get her winning percentage up to 60%?
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 Timber!!!  Lisa and Judy Gardner
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the lengths of two pieces of a damaged redwood tree.
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 Time Trial Triumphs  Steve Risberg, Terry Trotter, and Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. At 9:05 a.m. Ernesto starts riding at a speed of 440 yards per
minute. At 9:20 a.m. Johnny starts riding, but he's going 20% faster
than his little brother. At what time, to the nearest minute, will
Johnny catch Ernesto?
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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. What is the ratio of their speeds?
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 Touchdown Toddlers  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two little boys run an unusual race on a professional football field, and everybody comes out a winner!
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 Triangle Probability  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A point is randomly selected from within a triangle with vertices at (0,0), (0,4) and (6,0). What is the probability that the xcoordinate of the selected point is less than the ycoordinate?
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 Tribonacci  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the second and third terms of a "Tribonacci" sequence.
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 Tribonacci Tribulation  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given data describing a tribonacci sequence, find a missing number in
the sequence.
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 TrickorTreat Box  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Harvey and his classmates make trickortreat boxes in math class and use a special formula to find the volumes.
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 Two by Canoe  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Figure out what time Tashawn and Forrest need to start back downstream after paddling upstream for two days if they need to meet Forrest's mother at 4 pm on the third day.
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 Two for Two  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Two numbers have a ratio of 5:3. The larger number is 36 more than half the difference of the two numbers. What are the two numbers?
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 Two for Two More  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Two numbers have a ratio of 4:3. The greater number is 60 more than 8 times their difference. What could the two numbers be?
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 Two Heads Are Better Than One  Lillian Ray
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Given the combined number of heads and legs of ostriches and
pushmipullyus, will
Raquel and Esperanza be able to know for sure how many ostriches and
pushmipullyus
are on the farm?
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 The Unhappy Carpenter  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. A carpenter agrees to be paid a certain amount of money when she works, and to repay money on the days she doesn't work. Find the number of days she worked if she earned $77.00.
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 Unknown Numbers  Suzanne Alejandre and Lillian Ray
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use the four equations to figure out which numbers the quadrilateral
and the circle
represent.
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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 average speed for the entire trip?
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 Valley Springs Snow Cream  Kelly Crisp
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream.
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 A Variable Triangle  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Given a triangle with side lengths of x + 2, x + 3, and 11, what can
we conclude about x?
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 Vexing Variables  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use two algebraic statements involving three variables to find the
numeric value of the ratio of two of those variables.
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 Walter's Weird Wages  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Walter's eccentric parents give their son his housework wages in a strange way. Can you determine how much he receives?
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 Weighing Kittens  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given some facts, figure out how many ounces each of seven kittens weighs.
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 The Weight of Bart's Brick  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Bart was asked by his construction foreman about the weight of a brick. Bart's answer befuddled his boss. (But not you.)
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 What's My Angle?  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Using concepts of vertical angles and supplementary angles, solve two quadratic expressions to find the measure of a given angle.
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 What's the Difference?  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Does multiplying a number by four always give you a greater number
than you started with?
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 What's the Temperature  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. At what temperature do you get the same answer, regardless of
whether
you use the Fahrenheit or the Celsius scale?
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 What Time Is It?  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the angle between the hands of a clock at certain times,
and
find the times that generate a particular angle.
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 Winter Gold  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given some clues, figure out how many gold medals were won by each country.
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 Wreck Tangle  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. When the width of a given rectangle is tripled and the length is
doubled, the perimeter increases by 92 cm. Find the area of the
original rectangle.
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 X Marks the Spot  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A Spanish pirate buries his treasure on an island in a very mathematical manner. Can you locate the "X" spot?
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