Monday, October 24, 2016

Breck Scares Hunger Oct. 24, 2016


Problem of the Week (Oct. 24, 2016)
Breck Scares Hunger

Directions: Write your work on a separate sheet of paper. Label the paper with your FULL name, your teacher, and which problem(s) you are handing in, then staple it to this sheet.

REMEMBER to show your work on all problems.
Breck Scares Hunger is here again! Hopefully you are busy collecting food to help people who need and appreciate your hard work.

Level 1 Cans and boxes:
If your next door neighbor gives you 3 boxes of cereal and 4 cans of tuna fish, and you give 1 box of rice and 5 cans of beans, how many items of food have you collected all together? Bonus challenge: If each box collected weighs 10 ounces and each can collected weighs 14 ounces, how many ounces of food did you collect in the problem above?

Level 2 How much is a ton?:
We are trying to collect more than 7 tons of food. Seven doesn’t sound like very much, but how heavy is a ton? One ton is equal to 2,000 pounds!! So if we collect 7 tons, how many pounds is that? What if we collect 10 tons, how many pounds would that be?
Bonus challenge: Write down your weight in pounds ___________. Now figure out how many clones of you it would take to make a ton! It will take ____________ to make a ton.

Level 3 Weigh the food:
Look at this set of weights:
Tell me how many of each size weight it will take to balance the scale shown below:

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