 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 reading). Initially a twoweek problem.
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 Anthony's Famous Butter Rolls  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many rolls will Anthony need to bake for the family's Thanksgiving feast?
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 A Pound of Tea  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how long a pound of tea would last Hazel if she were alone.
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 Apple Picking  Richard Tchen, Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 1. Calculate the approximate cost of each apple at the pickyourown orchard.
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 Approval Method of Voting  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 3. In the country of Algpoweria, eligible voters can cast their votes for two candidates. Based on the clues given, find how many votes each candidate received and the number of eligible voters.
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 At the Movies  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Explore the changes in movie and theater prices.
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 Balancing Mobiles  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Explore two Laws of Archimedes as you puzzle through a balanced mobile.
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 The Big Picture!  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. A picture is enlarged to four times its area.
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 Boxes of Stationery  Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How many sheets of paper and how many envelopes are in the box of stationery?
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 Building on Water  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Find the area of a circular pond not covered by a rectangular building.
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 Buying Cola  Leon Roland & class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best buy?
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 Catching Up!  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Marika is catching up to her father's age. How can that be?
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 Cat Walk  Math Olympiad Problem (revised)
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Using the ratio of dog steps to cat steps and the length of a dog step, calculate the number of feet a cat walks in 24 steps.
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 Chime Time  Lisa Lavelle (adapted)
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Determine how long it takes a clock to chime.
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 Citius, Altius, Fortius  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Would recordholding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone?
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 Common Cents  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much money do Monique and Misty each contribute toward Mom's Valentine's candy?
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 Costly Cable  Leigh Nataro
Trig/Calc, difficulty level 3. Find where to lay a fiber optic cable in order to minimize the cost.
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 The Cost of Chocolate  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How can I get the most chocolate for my $30.00?
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 Cupcakes, Cupcakes!  Kristina Lasher & Terry Trotter
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Andrei needs to put icing on the cupcakes and get out the door to catch the bus. Will he and his sister be able to get them all iced in time?
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 The Custom of Customs  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two wine merchants enter Paris with their merchandise. They need to pay custom duties. Each pays with francs and with some casks of wine. What is each cask of wine worth and what is the duty on each cask?
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 Designing Doorways for Rich and Riz  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the height for a doorway for Riz that gives him a proportional
amount of room as Rich has in the pictured doorway.
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 Donald Duck's Trip  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. What fractional part of Donald's trip had he traveled by 4:00 P.M.?
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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 above sea level?
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 Downloading Duel  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Whose downloading task should take longer?
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 Drama Dollars  Andrea Stitt and Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the percentage of the earnings that came from the adult tickets sold by the school drama club.
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 Escalation  Melissa Kennedy
Algebra, difficulty level 2. A rate, time, distance problem that involves finding the number of steps on an escalator.
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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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 Garden Grove  Steve Risberg & Stephen Weimar
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the amount of dirt and the amount of peat moss needed to have the correct ratio of dirt to peat moss for the garden.
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 Gearing Up  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Think about and explain the relationship between three differentsized gears.
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 Golfing Luck?  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Work with probability on the practice hole of the golf course.
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 Growing Pains  Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Predict the height and weight of a child after ten years.
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 He Ate It All!  Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza.
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 Heavy Hoisting  Math Forum Staff
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using the information given in the problem, find the weight of an
average human adult.
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 Horton's Clover Hunt  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find out how fast Horton had to work picking clovers.
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 How Old is Mia?  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use Mia's clues to find how old she is.
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 How Safe Is Your Bike?  Chief Brian Craig and Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Compare the bicycle theft rates in three different cities.
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 How Wide Is My Garden?  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. A scale drawing is used to determine the width and area of a garden.
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 I'm a Groundhog?  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using Suzanne's height, Phil's height, and Suzanne's shadow length, find Phil's shadow length.
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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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 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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 Kaytee's Contest  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use clues to figure out how much Kaytee's cows weigh.
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 Lee's Lawn Chair  Lee & Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Using the measurements given in the problem, determine the scale
factor used to create the larger chair.
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 The Length of Larry's Rectangle  Larry Sue
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Larry wants to know the length of his rectangle. Can you help him?
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 Lightning Strikes  Judy Ann Brown
midpow, difficulty level 1. It takes five seconds for the sound of thunder to travel one mile.
How far away is the lightning if thirtytwo seconds pass between the
flash of the lightning bolt and the sound of the thunder?
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 Luscious Lemonade  Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The label on the lemon concentrate says that I need to mix 2 cups of concentrate with 3 cups of water. How much lemon concentrate should I buy to make 25 gallons of lemonade?
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 Making Pie Crust  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. How would you change the recipe for a 9inch pie crust to make an 11inch pie crust?
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 McPrincipal's Night at McDee's  Antonietta D.
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Just how much did the teachers from Mathematics Elementary School sell (and earn) in their charity drive?
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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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 Mikey and Lily Eat Cereal  Stephen Weimar, Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How much of a box of cereal do Mikey and Lily each have left?
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 Milk Madness  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Help Georgina find out how much milk is left using the number pattern she describes.
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