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Try some of
the problems below. You may need some paper, a pencil and an
adult.
So...go
get them, then get started...
(Explain your thinking to
the adult, they'll be impressed at how you solve
these!)


The green
volleyball team has four girls and two boys. The blue team
has five boys? How many girls does the blue team need to
make the two teams equal?


Eleven students
are lined up at the water fountain. Every other student is a
boy. The first, third, fifth and seventh students are boys?
Which other students are boys?


In Ms. Mathes
second grade class the students are building block toweres.
They want to see who can build the tallest one. The blocks
are all the same size. Carl ahs stacked up three red blocks,
four yellow blocks and two blue ones. Jenna has four red
ones, five yellow ones, and one blue one. Sage doesn't have
any red ones, but she has sevev yellow ones and one blue
one. Who has the tallest tower? Who has the
shortest?


Micahel has six
toy cars on his his shelf. Adam has eight action figures on
his shelf. How can Michael and Adam share the toys so that
they have the same number of toys on their
shelves?


My son Adam plays
football with his team on Sundays. A touchdown is worth six
points. A field goal is worth three points. In his first
game of the season the team made two touchdowns. In the
second game they made five field goas. In the third game
they made one touchdown and three field goals. In the fourth
game they made two touchdowns and one field goal. Make a
chart to show the number of touchdowns and fieldgoals they
made at each game. In which game did they make the most
points? In which game did they make th least
points?


It was very hot
and sunny at the beach. Four umbrellas were up for shade.
Four people were sitting under each umbrella. How many
people were in the shade?


My family and I
went to the local Chinese restaurant for dinner. We like to
use chopsticks when we eat. If there are four people in my
family (including me), how many chopsticks will we
need?


At the aquarium's
touch tank there were five starfish. A starfish has five
arms. How many arms are in the touch tank (not including the
people's arms!)? How many if there were six
starfish?


Adam, William and
Mary were goin to the Sweet Shoppe. Adam has 2 dimes, a
nickel and a penny. William has 1 dime, 2 nickels and 10
pennies. Charley has 3 dimes, 1 nickel and 0 pennies. Who
has the most money? Who has the least money? If they put all
their money together, how much money would they
have?


There are 11
players on a footbal team. There are two teams on the field.
The coach brough 18 helmets. Do we have enough for all the
players. If not, how many more helmets will we
need?


At the end of the
footbal game both teams are on the field again. How many
shoes are on the field (Don't count the referees or coaches,
just players)?


At the school
holiday sale I bought three book marks for ten cents each
and three pencils for five cents each. I had 50 cents to
spend. Did I have enough money? How much money did I
spend?


Write a story to
go with this number sentence. Make a picture to match. Then
provide the answer. 14  ____ = 9


Our school is
having a plant sale. Tulips cost 20 cents, daisies 5 cents,
daffodils 10 cents, roses $1.00, and lilacs 50 cents.
Arrange the flowers so that the least expensive ones will be
on th lefthand side, and the most expensive ones on the
righthand side.
If you have
$1.00. How many of each flower can you buy?


Katherine,
Nicole, Lauren and Megan were collecting sea shells.
Katherine found six shells. Nicole found nine more than
Katherine. Kristen found three more than Nicole. Danielle
found half as many as Kristen.. How many shells did each
person find? How many shells did they find
altogether?


Write a story
that goes with this number sentence. Make a drawing to
match. Then provide the answer. 5 x 7 =
______


Maria's mom
bought 3 pizza pies. Each pie has 8 slices. How many slices
would each person get if there were: 3 people? 4 people? 6
people? 8 people? twelve people?


Write a story to
go with this number sentence. Draw a picture to match. Then
provide the answer. 76  ____ = 54


There are 12
people on Lauren's gymnastics team. At the competition, each
person held 4 flags as they entered the gym. How many flags
did Lauren's team have?


Make a shape with
6 angles. What is the name of this shape.


Make a shape with
5 angles. What is the name of this shape.


Which shape can
easily be divided into two equal parts? A shape with 3
angles, a shape with four angles or a shape with five
angles?


Write a story to
go with this number sentence. Draw a picture to match. Then
provide the answer. ____ + 65 = 93


Kids were lining
up to buy Michaela's lemony lemonade. Michaela and her
friend Ryan sold 1 slice in the first minute, and 6 slices
in the second minute. They sold 11 slices in the third
minute, and 16 slices in the fourth minute. If the pattern
continued, how many slices did they sell in the fifth
minute?


Our thirdgrade
class went on a field trip to Waterworld. At the park, 17
students went on the flume ride, 18 students went on the
mega slide, and 10 students went on both rides. How many
students were on the trip?


Jordan is
decorating cookies on a cookie sheet with red, green and
yellow candies. She put each color on the same number of
cookes. One third ot the cookies have red candies. She put
red candies on 10 cookies. How many cookies did Meg
decorate?


Natalie, Eric and
Ethan are having a group picture taken. They are trying to
decide how they will sit for the picture. How many different
ways can they sit together?


Johnny and his
family are at the City Museum. There are 3 shows they want
to see: The Laser Light Show, the Space Show and the
Prehistoric Show. They're not sure in what order to see the
3 shows. How many different ways can they see the 3
shows?


Nathan had 6
cards in his hand;4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. He pulled out 3
cards. The 3 cards have a sum of 16. Which 3 cards did
Nathan pick?


Find the pattern
for the numbers below. Then complete the pattern.
2, 8, 14, 20 ___,
___, ___
Describe the
pattern you found.


Chrissy needs to
make a lot of sandwiches for her family picnic. It takes 5
minutes for her to make 3 sandwiches. How many sandwiches
can Chrissy make in 30 minutes?
