 Power Outage  Jackson Geometry Class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The power went out. Use the current reading on the clocks to determine when the power went out, and for how long.
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 Practicing for the Winter Olympics  Cynthia Paul
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. What is the length of the semicircular path Sonya skates across the
ice rink?
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 Price Fluidity  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Compare the pergallon cost of eleven different liquids, and put them in order from least to most expensive.
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 Pumpkin Pride  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find the mean average diameter of jacko'lanterns lined up on planks
and also the number
of miles the planks would cover if laid end to end.
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 Quilting Squares  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Help with some quick calculations of the amount of fabric needed for this quilt design.
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 Rounding Mountains  Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use estimated figures to determine the maximum and minimum differences between the heights of two mountains.
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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 world.
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 Saturday Bike Ride  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Now that spring has arrived, Ali and Maya decide to dust off their bikes and go for a Saturday ride. Help find what time they will meet.
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 School Spirit  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Do a little estimating to determine how much money is needed to buy school spirit items.
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 Seesaw  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How did the four friends balance on the seesaw?
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 Sheila's Shelves  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much space will Sheila have on her new book shelves?
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 Shine On Harvest Moon  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of the largest circle that can be cut from a nineinch by twelveinch sheet of paper.
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 The Silver Mile  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the total value of the coins in a silver mile.
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 Sizing Up Sequoias  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Compared to a given seed weight, find out how much an average mature sequoia weighs.
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 Something Fishy  Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs and Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi to go in the fish pond.
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 Sports Weigh In  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use three scale readings to find the weight of the soccer ball, the
tennis ball, and the
baseball.
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 Spring Garden Planning  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Find the area as well as the length and width of my fractional garden.
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 Stacking Wood  Annie Fetter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find how many cords of wood the woodshed will hold.
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 A Stellar Garden  Bill Marthinsen
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Martha Stewart wants to rebuild her ugly garden. She needs help calculating the areas in the new garden.
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 Subway Tokens  Annie Fetter and Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How did Samantha know the subway token machine didn't behave as advertised?
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 A Surfer's Tessellation  Mr. Marthinsen's First Period Class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Shane is retiling his surf shack. How many of each kind of tile will he need, and what does a big tile cost?
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 Taking Tolls  Ben Lee
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much money did the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan collect between 3:30 and 4:30 PM on December 30, 2003?
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 Tangrams  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams.
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 Tasty Tomato Salsa  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. If I use all of the olives, how many grams of tomatoes should I use to
keep the same proportions in my salsa recipe?
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 Temperature Change  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use the given information to find the temperature.
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 Teresa's Tiles  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many square tiles does Teresa need to cover her bathroom floor?
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 Thanksgiving Travel  Suzanne Alejandre & Maria Fung and her students
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help Zach decide whether to take the PA Turnpike or the scenic route to see his parents for Thanksgiving.
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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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 Tiling Tables  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find a method to quickly calculate the dimensions of a rectangular table top with a given area so that it has the smallest possible perimeter.
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 Tiling Triangles  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it.
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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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 Val's Value  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Who has paid more for their jackets, Amir or Val?
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 Volume Experiment  Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Make a prediction, conduct an experiment, and report your findings.
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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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 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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 Zoo Trip  Melissa Cavanaugh (Western Oregon University) & Math Forum Staff
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many adults and seniors will Melissa's family take to the zoo?
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