 Missing Angle Mystery  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Help Detective Sam Spade solve a robbery of valuable polygons from Mrs. Hempstead's famous collection.
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 More Pie, Anyone?  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. How big a pie pan would you need if you made twice as much dough as you would need for a 9inch pan?
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 The Most Appealing Nose Contest  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to determine the amount of money raised for the Humane Society by the Student Council.
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 Movie Line Madness  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine what time it will be when Odysseus and Penelope finish taking care of their movie customers.
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 Mowing My Lawn  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. My lawn is 75 feet by 42 feet, my lawn mower cuts 18 inches at a time. I am mowing in a circular pattern, and have finished part of the lawn. That part took me 8 minutes. How much longer will I have to mow to finish the
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 My Almond Cookie Bake  Lisa Lavelle
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Convert this cookie recipe to feed the March Madness celebrators.
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 My Bag of Marbles  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the probability of drawing a blue marble after additional marbles have been placed in a bag.
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 Neighborhood Watch  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many trips will be made around the neighborhood in this watch program.
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 New Home for Fibonacci and Fractal  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take Jimal and Leslie to fill the new 15gallon aquarium.
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 The New Rug  Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Find the number of squares needed to cover the Reading area.
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 The Nutty Squirrel  Alice Miller
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How high could a human jump if she could jump with the power of a squirrel?
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 Oceans of Fun  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help the Math Club approximate the portion of the Earth's surface that is covered by the oceans.
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 The Oracle's Oration  Annie Fetter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Explain how payment should be distributed based on the number of rolls two people shared with the group of three.
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 Ostrich Llama Count  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Given the combined number of heads and legs of ostriches and llamas, help Raul and Esteban figure out how many ostriches and how many llamas there are.
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 Patterning a Shotgun  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Construct a circular target with nine regions of equal area, with one a circle in the middle and spokes going out to the edge. If the whole circle is 6 feet in diameter, what will the diameter of the inner circle be?
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 Peeling Potatoes  Terry Trotter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How many potatoes did Annie and Steve have to peel?
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 Photo Wall  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the dimensions of the large poster.
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 Pi Day Treats  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help Mrs. Granville and Mrs. Germain plan a Pi Day celebration.
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 Play Ball!  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Figure out how to scale down parts of a basketball court so that it's "woman sized," assuming that the average men's college player is 6'3" and the average woman is 5'6".
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 A Pound of Valentine's Chocolates  Suzanne Alejandre, Claire Mead
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How long should a one pound box of chocolates last if Isolde eats it
alone?
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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 Engineer cross paths.
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 Raisin Nut Cookies  Marsha May
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Sarah needs to convert her cookie recipe for her cousin.
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 Row, Row, Row Your Boat  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Cassie and Mat are sinking fast on their raft. How fast must Cassie bail so that they don't have to swim to shore?
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 Sacagawea Cheerios  Stephen Maurer
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many Sacagawea coins the government will give away during this Cheerios promotion.
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 Saline Solutions  Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Measure the ingredients needed to mix the saline solutions.
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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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 Scintillating Similarity  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 2. Given a triangle with sides of 3, 4, and 6. What is the perimeter of the smallest triangle that is similar to the first one and has one side with length 12?
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 Seesaw  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How did the four friends balance on the seesaw?
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 Sing a Song of Sunscreen  Mai Sidawi and Lillian Ray
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. A poem will provide the clues / For you to help me to choose / The lowest SPF to buy / So I don't have to fry / And get the myneckissunburnt blues.
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 A Snowy Driveway  Claire Mead
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Usually Bertha and Gertrude shovel snow together. How long would it
take Bertha to shovel the same amount alone?
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 Something Fishy  Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi for the schoolyard garden pond.
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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 speeders.
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 Splish Splash  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the ratio of my volume to T.J.'s volume.
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 Subway Subtotals  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. When people ride the subway, they can pay with money, tokens, or transit cards. How did the people in my subway car pay their fare this morning?
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 A Tale of Two Intercepts  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the distance between two yintercepts.
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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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 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 World's Largest Popcorn Ball*  Annie Fetter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 1. How many boxes of microwave popcorn would it take to make a giant
popcorn ball?
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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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 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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 Timber!  Steve Risberg
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. A tree breaks threeeighths of the way up the trunk, and the tip hits the ground 40 feet from the base of the trunk. How tall was the tree?
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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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 Toys To Go  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Sam determine the sale price of scooters at the toy store.
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 Two Times Two Angles  Annie Fetter
Geometry, difficulty level 3. The measures of two angles are in the ratio 5:3. The measure of the larger angle is 30 greater than half the difference of the angles. Find the measure of each angle.
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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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 Volunteering at the Food Bank  Abby Martin
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the number of volunteer hours needed to keep a food bank in operation.
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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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 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 the crow fly?
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 Wheels R Us  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many bicycles does Danielle have in her cycle shop?
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