Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Oct. 31, 2016

Problem of the Week (Oct. 31, 2016)
Happy Halloween

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 Pumpkin: Decorate the pumpkin on the back of this page using the following shapes. Cut the shapes out of colored paper and glue on.
Eyes:  Draw circles
Nose:  Draw a triangle
Mouth:  Draw a rectangle
Teeth: Draw 1 tooth in the mouth for each year old you are.


Level 2 Costume parade:
During the costume parade at Breck, I counted 25 super heroes, 30 animals, 20 princesses, 6 Olympic athletes, 10 Harry Potter characters, and 5 football players. Add up the numbers of costumes I saw. Challenge:  If there are 31 preschoolers, 41 Kindergarteners, 65 1st graders, 63 2nd graders, 54 3rd graders, and 67 4th graders, how many students are in the Breck Lower School?


Level 3 Candy Graph:
If you went trick-or-treating, choose 3 kinds of candy you received. Make a pile of each type and count them. Now make a bar graph that shows how many of each you have. Make sure you label your graph with candy names and the number of each. If you did not go trick-or-treating, make a bar graph of some toys you have.






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Monday, October 24, 2016

Breck Scares Hunger Oct. 24, 2016



NAME: TEACHER:


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:



Monday, October 17, 2016

Spiders, spiders, spiders Oct. 17, 2016



NAME: TEACHER:


Problem of the Week (Oct. 17, 2016)
Spiders, Spiders, Spiders

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.


Level 1 Lots of legs: All spiders have eight legs. Having so many legs must make it easier to climb up lots of different places. Many spiders like to climb up high and build webs to catch flies, mosquitoes, and other insects. Insects have 6 legs.  If you have 4 spiders and they each catch 3 flies, how many legs are there altogether? Show your work!


Level 2 Build a web: Many spiders build webs to help them capture food. Some webs are very complicated and beautiful to look at. Use the grid on the back of this sheet to build a web of your own. Can you build a web that has a hexagon in it? How about some triangles or rectangles? Bonus challenge: Find and print a picture of a real spider web and list what shapes you can find in it.

Level 3 Thankful for spiders:
Part 1: Everyday the spiders of the world consume a total of 632,000,000,000 pounds of insects. Wow, is that a big number! Write this number in words.
Part 2: A single spider can eat up to 2000 insects in a year. Write down your age in years and calculate how many insects just one spider in your house could have eaten in your lifetime. Bonus challenge: If you have 5 spiders in your house, how many insects would that be in your lifetime?







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Monday, October 10, 2016

Sandwich Factory Oct. 10, 2016

Problem of the Week
Sandwich Factory
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: Hunger Strikes
I was very hungry yesterday so I looked in the refrigerator for the ingredients to make a sandwich. Here is a list of what I found: wheat bread, lettuce, ham, muenster cheese, tomatoes, turkey, salami, cheddar cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, cucumbers, onions, hamburger buns, and ketchup. How many different ingredients did I find?

Level 2: Build a Sandwich
Use the chart below to sort the ingredients by the category listed (hint - an example of a condiment is mustard):

Breads
Meats
Cheeses
Vegetables
Condiments




















Now build 3 or more different sandwiches that have one type of bread, one meat, one cheese, one vegetable, and one condiment. Challenge: How many different sandwiches can you build if each sandwich has one bread, one meat, one cheese, one vegetable, and one condiment.

Level 3: Sandwich Party
You invite some friends over to have a sandwich party. Each sandwich needs 2 pieces of wheat bread, 3 pieces of cheddar cheese, 2 piece of turkey, 1 slice of tomato, and 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise. If you invite 36 friends (including you), how many of each ingredient will you need?
Challenge: Change the number of teaspoons into tablespoons. Can you change it into a fraction of cups? (hint: It takes 3 teaspoons to make 1 tablespoon, and 12 teaspoons to make ¼ cup.)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Cars, cars, cars! Oct. 3, 2016



Problem of the Week (Oct. 3, 2016)
Cars, cars, cars!
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  Wheels: How many wheels does a typical motorcycle have? How many wheels does a typical car have? If there are 3 motorcycles and 9 cars in a parking lot, how many total wheels are there?

Level 2   Electric cars: Some cars don’t use gasoline, they use electricity stored in big batteries to power them. Look at the chart below. It shows the number of seconds it takes different electric cars to accelerate from 0 miles per hour (mph) to 60 mph. Use the chart to answer the questions.
CAR MODEL
SECONDS
BMW i3
6.8 seconds
Nissan Leaf
9.8 seconds
Tesla S60
5.5 seconds
List the cars in order with the car that accelerates the fastest listed first and the slowest acceleration listed last. Challenge: Calculate the difference in seconds between the fastest and the slowest cars.

Level 3   Gasoline:  Let’s figure out how much money it costs to drive a gasoline car. You will need the following information to fill in the chart below. The average car can drive about 25 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline. It costs about $2 to buy 1 gallon of gasoline.

Number of miles driven
Gallons of gasoline
Cost in dollars
100 miles


1,000 miles


10,000 miles