Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Harvest Sept. 26, 2016



Problem of the Week (Sept. 26, 2016)
FALL HARVEST
Directions: Write your answer 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. Please show all your work.


Level 1: Vegetables
Make an organized list of different vegetables. Number each item in your list. How many vegetables did you put in your list?


Level 2: Vegetable Sort
You must complete Level 1 before you do this problem. Make circles for every color represented by the vegetables you listed in Level 1 and label the outside of the circle with the color. Now write the name of each vegetable in the circle for its color.  Now list the colors in order from least numbers of vegetables to greatest number of vegetables. For example: If I have 3 orange vegetables, 5 green vegetables, and 1 purple vegetable then I would make a list like this: purple, orange, green.


Level 3: Cooking Vegetables
Find a recipe that uses vegetables as an important ingredient. Make a chart like in my example below and fill in all the ingredients, the amount needed for the recipe, and the amount needed if you doubled the recipe (important - include the unit of measurement):


Ingredient Name
Amount in recipe
Amount in a double recipe
carrots, sliced
1 cup
2 cups
salt
½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon
water
1 ½ cups
3 cups
honey
¼ cup
½ cup


Monday, September 19, 2016

Meow Sept. 19, 2016



Problem of the Week (Sept. 19, 2016)

Meow!


Directions: Write your answer 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. Please show all your work.

Level 1:
Kittens: Whiskers the cat has kittens every spring. In 2014, she had 2 kittens. In 2015, she had 3 kittens. In 2016, she had 4 kittens. How many kittens has she had so far? How many kittens do you think she might have in 2017 and tell me why?

Level 2:
Nine lives: Legend says that cats have 9 lives, because they are really good at dealing with high falls and at surviving in the wild. While they don’t really have 9 lives, we will pretend they do for this problem. If a cat shelter has 5 cats, how many “lives” are there altogether?(Example: If a cat shelter has 2 cats, there would be 18 “lives”). If the cat shelter doubles the number of cats, how many cats and how many “lives” are there now? If the cat shelter doubles the number of cats again, how many cats and how many “lives” are there now?
Challenge: If there are 95 cats in the shelter, how many “lives” would there be?

Level 3:
Feed the kitty: There are 3 cats living at Ms. Simonson’s house. They are named Turtle, George, and Wookie. George is old so he eats less food. He eats ¼ cup each day. How much food will he eat in 1 week (7 days)? Turtle is small so she eats ⅓ cup of food each day. How much food will she eat in 1 week? Wookie is big and really likes his food a LOT. He eats ½ cup of food each day. How much food will he eat in 1 week?
Challenge: How much food does Ms. Simonson need each week to feed all 3 cats?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Leaves Sept. 12, 2016

NAME: TEACHER:


Problem of the Week (Sept. 12, 2016)
Fall Leaves!

Directions: Write your answer 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.


Level 1:
Create a leaf: Leaves come in all shapes and sizes. Draw 3 different leaf shapes (you can make up your own shape or use a real leaf as a model). On each leaf shape, count how many points there are and write the number in the middle of the leaf. To help you count, write each number at the leaf point. Bonus challenge: Add up how many points are on all 3 of your leaves.


Level 2:
Leaf art: Leaves come in lots of colors...red, pink, yellow, orange, brown, green, even purple. You have 3 red leaves, 2 yellow leaves, and 1 pink leaf available for making an art project. The art project can only fit 3 leaves on it. Draw all the different leaf color combinations possible for your art project (ex. You could have a project that has one of each color leaf OR 2 of one color plus one of another color...draw as many different combinations as you can). How many combinations did you find? Bonus challenge: what happens if you add one more pink leaf? Do you notice any patterns?


Level 3:

So many leaves: I love leaf forts! If you want to build a leaf fort you need a lot of leaves! On paper draw a leaf fort outline. Use graph paper and measure out the walls so that each centimeter on the graph paper equals 1 foot in real life. Now calculate how many leaves you need to build the fort. One foot of wall needs 70 leaves. Tell me the total number of leaves you need...do you think you have that many leaves in your yard or nearby park? Bonus challenge: Explain a way you could calculate whether you have enough leaves.

Playground Fun Sept. 5, 2016

NAME: TEACHER:


Problem of the Week (Sept. 5, 2016)
Playground Fun!

Directions: Write your answer 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.


Level 1:
Hopscotch. The game of hopscotch is fun to play. Look for a picture of a typical hopscotch play area. Now you get to design a totally new type of hopscotch. How many numbers will you have? What shape will each section be? How will you arrange each section? Will you add anything else? Draw and decorate your hopscotch play area.


Level 2:
Recess time. There are 18 children in a class and they all like to stay busy at recess. On the playground, 2 children can use each swing (one rides, one pushes), 3 children can use each slide (one going down the slide, one running back to climb the ladder, and one waiting at the top). Draw a combination of swings and slides that allows all the children to play. Can you find more than one combination that works? How many combinations can you find?


Level 3:
Guinea pig fun. A pet guinea pig needs some exercise, so you plan to use some money you saved to buy parts for a guinea pig playground. You can buy ramps, slides, platforms, and exercise wheels. Below is a table showing the price for one of each part. Design and draw a playground for the guinea pig, but you can’t spend more than $30. Show the calculations for exactly how much your playground will cost to build.


Platform
$1.00
Ramp
$2.50
Slide
$3.00
Exercise wheel
$4.00