 Feathers and Fur  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the number of pigeons and puppies Xiao has.
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 Filling the Aquarium  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A workman at a zoo has to clean an aquarium, but forgets to do an important task, thus causing a problem (for us).
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 Find This Angle  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. Given triangle ABC, where E is on AB and DB is perpendicular to AE. AC = BC, angle ACB is twice the measure of angle CBD, and angle DBE = 90 degrees. What is angle CBD?
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 Flatland Soldiers  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Find the size of the vertex angle of a soldier in the world of Flatland, a famous book by Edwin A. Abbott.
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 Fording the River  Lisa and Judy Gardner
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A terrible accident occurred just when the hands of a watch were in a special position. What time was it?
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 Four Men and Some Money  Daboll
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Four men (A, B, C, & D) are splitting up a quantity of money ($100), and need your help to do it.
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 Fraction Debate  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Three students disagree about what happens when you perform a certain operation on a positive proper fraction. Which student do you agree with? Why?
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 From Here to There  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given descriptions of the rate schedules of a bus, a taxi, and a
shuttle, choose the graphs that best illustrate the cost of riding
each one.
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 Generosity  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Three generous friends, each with some cash, redistribute their money.
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 Georg Tricks the Troll  Terry Trotter
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Georg decides to tangle with the troll and see if he can make some money.
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 Going for the Gold  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Find the number of points that are awarded for each gold, silver, and bronze medal in an athletic competition.
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 The Graduating Class  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the information about students with different grades to determine the number of students in Mrs. Smith's class.
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 Grandpa Jones' Age  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Little George asks how old his grandpa is, and needs your help to find out the answer.
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 The Great Doughnut Caper  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. After a number of doughnuts have been switched in their respective boxes, you are to discover the original state of things before the change was made.
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 The Great One  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Indiana Jones found a math problem about the life span of "The Great One" engraved on an old tombstone. How old was the Great One when he died?
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 Gumballs Galore!  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two famous characters from literature go on a gumball shopping spree.
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 Heating the Tub  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Water in a hot tub is heated. Given two times and the temperature at
those times, find an equation that models the heating process, then
use it to predict temperatures and times as the heating continues.
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 He Shoots! He Scores!  Annie Fetter, Steve Risberg, & Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given a set of equations and inequalities, figure out how many points Bo might have scored in his basketball game.
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 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 rate.
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 Hole in One!  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Given the dimensions of a miniature golf hole, use slopes to determine
how Tiger needs to hit his shot to make a hole in one.
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 Holiday Dance  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two bands are being considered for the holiday dance at Rahkenrole
High School. Each band charges a base fee and an hourly rate. Help
the Student Council compare the bands and find the best deal.
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 A Holiday Gift for Grandmother Brown  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the cost of the dishwasher and the contribution from each of five children.
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 HomeMade Valentine Card  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Reuben expresses his affection for his girlfriend by making his own Valentine's Day card, described mathematically.
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 How High Is Enough?  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A right triangle is formed by stretching flexible elastic "legs" sufficiently high. How high must that be?
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 Humphrey's Great Escape  Bill Graham
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Calculate Humphrey's running speed as he tries to outrun a train across a trestle.
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 Idle Ivan and the Troll  Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Idle Ivan makes a deal with a troll... to his disappointment he discovers he knows less math than he thought.
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 Illuminating Lines  Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Match up statements, equations, and sets of points on coordinate planes.
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 Intersecting Circles  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. What is the maximum number of times six circles of the same size can intersect? In other words, draw six circles of the same size on a piece of paper  what is the maximum number of intersections your drawing can have?
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 Jack and Jill Go Jogging  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two famous Mother Goose characters take up aerobics, running at some numerical speeds while exercising. How fast can each one jog?
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 Jimmy's Hits  Terry Trotter & Annie Fetter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given information about how many doubles, homers, and singles, figure out how many total hits Jimmy had during his recordbreaking season.
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 Johnny's Orchards  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Johnny Appleseed plants three rectangular orchards of various shapes.
If each orchard holds the same number of seeds, how many seeds did he
plant?
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 Join Us for a Quarterpound Burger  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Work with fractions and percents to help plan this cookout.
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 Judy and Jen's Garden Problem  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Judy and her daughter Jen make up math problems while working in their vegetable garden.
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 Kaytee's Contest  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use clues to figure out how much Kaytee's cows weigh.
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 Laser Tag  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Karsten determine where he needs to shoot his laser in order to
hit his friend Jorge in a game of laser tag.
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 Let It Snow!  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given statements to determine how many clear days there were
in a recent span of snowy days.
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 Lettuce for Sale  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Using a linear equation, determine the number of heads of lettuce sold on Monday.
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 Lieutenant Stone's Troops  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the number of soldiers, performing in a formal military ceremony, who were marching in various rectangular arrangements.
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 Louis And Boris Get Even  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. After taking their respective hormone pills, Louis is growing and Boris is shrinking. How long will it take before they become the same height?
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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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 Make the Save!  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. A hockey goalie has saved 112 out of 131 shots so far this season.
How many consecutive shots does she need to save to raise her save
percentage to .900?
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 Marathon Mitch  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Mitch runs a road race and increases speed twice during the race.
Given his total finishing time, determine his standard running rate.
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 Marsha's Triangle  Marsha Hurwitz
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of an isosceles triangle whose two legs are on the x and y axes and whose hypotenuse passes through the point (c,d).
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 Mathematics Club Membership  Judy Ann Brown
Middle School, difficulty level 2. Find the number of students in the Mathematics Club using the given information.
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 Math on the Midway  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Can you win the carnival midway math game by finding a pattern in
the numbers?
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 Maxwell's Mowing  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Maxwell mows rectangular lawns by mowing around the rectangle, leaving a smaller rectangle. If the lawn is 200 feet by 120 feet, how wide a swath has he mowed so far if his mower runs out of gas 1/4 of the way through?
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 Membership Boom!  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the number of students involved in the Math Club, and the number of students in the school.
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 The Mensa Toy Store  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. The prices are strange in this store. Can you decipher them?
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 Milly Miffin's Muffins  J. A. H. Hunter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Milly Miffin et al. are muffin makers extraordinaires, and they make muffins mathematically, too. The question is, how many?
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 Mirror Musing  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given in a picture of Hagrid and Baby Norbert, find out how tall each of them is.
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