Problem of the Week (April 3, 2017)
April Fool’s Day
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.
SHOW ALL YOUR WORK on a separate sheet of paper.
PLEASE BE NEAT AND ORGANIZED.
Did you play any April Fool’s Day pranks or jokes on anyone? Below are some math problems related to some possible jokes, and a chance to share your own.
Level 1: Cereal in the Cold
If you freeze a bowl of cereal and milk, it takes about 4 hours of thaw time before it is soft enough to eat. If you start thawing at 9:00am, what time will the cereal be ready to eat? Bonus, if you want to eat the cereal at 7:30am, what time would you have to start thawing it?
Level 2: A Tank of Fun:
Empty the clothes out of a drawer. Line it with plastic, fill it with water and fish to make an aquarium. Do you think this would surprise someone if you did it to them? Let’s say you put in 14 goldfish, and 6 tetras. What fraction of the fish are tetras?
Bonus: Now add 12 more fish of varying kinds. If ⅛ of all the fish are tangs, how many fish are tangs?
Level 3: Create a problem:
Make up a math problem about a joke you played, or about a joke you might play some day.
Credit: Bedtime Math for the prank ideas.