Week 1 - Wheels

 

Early Childhood:

Jake and Jordan like to play with toy cars. They brought 10 cars out to the sandbox to play. If Jake brought out 7 cars, how many cars did Jordan bring?


Upper Elementary:

One-fourth of the vehicles at Danielle's Cycle Shop are tricycles. The rest are bicycles. Danielle counted a total of 45 wheels in her shop. 1. How many bicycles does she have? 2. How many tricycles does she have? Explain how you found your answer. Show how you know you are correct. Extra: Danielle didn't count the pairs of training wheels on the back of 1/5 of the bikes. How many total wheels are there if training wheels are included?

 

Middle School:

A car dealer claims that by buying a new car, Mike will pay 1/5 less for gas than he pays for the car he currently owns. If the car Mike currently drives costs 1/6 less to gas up than Dave's car, and Dave pays $700 per year, what will it cost Mike to put gas in a new car for 1 year? Assume all cars will be traveling the same distance.

automobile math problems

Website Resources:

Upper Elementary 

Middle School


 

 Week 2 - Pine Cone Math

Early Childhood:

Tina and Kate want to find 10 pinecones in the park. Tina finds 6 pinecones. Kate finds 3 pinecones. Tina and Kate put all of the pinecones they find in a box. Did Tina and Kate find 10 pinecones? Show and tell how you know.


Upper Elementary:

How many petals do you think are on this giant pinecone? Explain how you solved this.

pinecone math problems


Middle School:

The rings of petals on a pinceone form a sequence called the Fibonacci numbers. Examples of this are found all throughout nature. Gather up some pinecones and explore this activity!

Website Resources:

Early Childhood

Upper Elementary


 

 Week 3 - Math with Pies

Early Childhood:

Grandma made 12 pies for Thanksgiving.  5 pies are apple pies. 4 pies are pecan pies. The rest are pumpkin pies. How many pumpkin pies are there? Show how you know.

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Upper Elementary:

Mrs. Looney  is making Thanksgiving dinner for 13 people. She plans to make pumpkin pies. Each pie will have 8 pieces. Everyone loves her pies so much that each person usually wants 2 pieces! How many pies will Mrs. Looney have to make? Show and explain your solution.

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Middle School:

For Thanksgiving dessert, a bakery makes specialty pies. They come in two sizes: small and large. The small pie has a diameter of 10 ", and the large pie has a diameter of 20 ".  If the 10" pie is priced at $3.00, how much should the 20" pie sell for? Explain your solution.

Website Resources:

Upper Elementary

Middle School


 

 Week 4 - Turkey Math

Early Childhood:

Sammy saw a flock of 8 turkeys crossing the road. If there were 2 full grown adult turkeys in the flock, how many turkeys were babies? Show how you know.

Trish answered that there were 10 babies because 8 + 2 = 10

Erin said she used subtraction. She answered that there were 6 turkeys because 8 - 2 = 6

Kevin said that he used addition. He said that there are 6 because 6 + 2 = 8.

Who solved the problem correctly? Who did not? Explain.

 

Upper Elementary:

20 fun facts about Turkeys
Use the link and write some fun math problems of your own!

 

Middle School:

In physical education, Joey finished his 1 mile run in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. How does he compare to a wild turkey running a mile?
Wild turkeys can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Assuming a turkey could do the one-mile run, how long it would take a turkey to complete the one-mile run? Who would be faster, the turkey or Joey? Explain.

Website Resources:

Early Childhood

Upper Elementary

Middle School


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