GRADE  K-3 / Ages 5-8

A couple of "Real" Problems

1) One day, it was raining after school. Ana and her brother, Ben, had to go two blocks to get home from school. Ana decided to run home from school to get there faster. Ben walked because he felt if you run you would hit more of the raindrops as they come down and so you will get wetter. What do you think? Who will be wetter when they get home, Ana or Ben? Draw pictures if you would like and explain your answer.

2) From Monday through Thursday, Sylvia ran 15 miles. She ran every day except for Wednesday. How many miles did she run on each day?

Be sure to use your MathWorld Interactive six problem-solving steps. Have fun!

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