Sunday, September 24, 2017

World's Longest Hot Dogs Sept. 25, 2017


Problem of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)
World’s Longest Hot Dogs


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.

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Level 1: Early records: In July 2003, the world record hot dog was 16 feet long. One year later in July 2004, a hot dog broke the record. It was 37 feet long. How much longer was the 2004 hot dog than the 2003 hot dog?



Level 2:  Official Record: The current world record for the longest hot dog and bun is 669 feet, a record set in 2011. A typical hot dog is about 6 inches long (equals ½ foot). How many typical hot dogs can you make from the world record hot dog?



Level 3: Bun Problem:  The world record requires that the hot dog be placed in a continuous bun. That is the hardest part of breaking the record. Usually the dough is placed on a conveyor belt and that takes it into an oven that is open on both ends, The dough cooks as it slowly passes through the oven and comes out on the other side onto another conveyor belt. If it takes 30 minutes to bake each 3 foot section of bun, how long will it take to bake the 669 foot bun from the world record?



For a picture of a 2006 world record hot dog, check out my blog at:     https://problemoftheweekbreck.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Whale of a Slide Sept. 18, 2017

Problem of the Week (Sept. 18, 2017)
A Whale of a Slide


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.


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Read this part before doing any problems:
Near Hawaii, dolphins and humpback whales have been seen interacting in a fun way. The dolphin rides on the whale’s back as the whale surfaces and then the dolphin slides down the whale’s side. They will do that together over and over.


Level 1: Side to Side: If the dolphin first slides down the whale’s left side, then its right side and keeps alternating sides until it has slid down 7 times, how many times did it ride down the right side.


Level 2: Hey, Little Buddy: The 12 foot dolphin is 39 feet shorter than the whale. How long is the whale? Draw a picture or a bar model to help you. Bonus:  If you lined up the dolphin and whale end to end, how long would they be altogether?
Level 3: A Weighty Whale:  The humpback whale weighs 66,000 pounds. If the whale weighs 100 times more than the dolphin, how much does the dolphin weigh?


Thank you to Bedtime Math for the problem ideas this week.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Bee Happy September 11, 2017

Problem of the Week (Sept. 11, 2017)
Bee Happy


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.

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Level 1: Happy Bees: Six bees went out to find flowers. They found 3 flowers. Draw a picture of the bees on the flowers and try to have the same number of bees on each flower.

Level 2: Honeycomb: Honeycomb is made up of hexagons. How many sides does a hexagon have? Draw a picture with hexagons carefully fitted together like honeycomb. Can you draw one with 12 hexagons?
Level 3: Honey, Honey:  If 1000 bees collect nectar and each bee fills ½ of a honeycomb cell, how many honeycomb cells will be filled?

Welcome back to school!