Monday, January 23, 2017

More Money, Money, Money Jan. 17, 2017

Problem of the Week (Jan. 17, 2017)
More Money, Money, Money!


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. PLEASE BE NEAT AND ORGANIZED.

Level 1:  Buy in Bulk: One 50 pound bag of rice costs $20. How much will it cost to buy 200 pounds of rice? Show your work. Draw a picture.


Level 2:  Tutti Fruity: I want to buy a total of 10 pieces of fruit to make a fruit salad. I want my fruit salad to have lots of variety and I only have $10 to spend. Make a list of what you think I should buy and why you decided on those items. Don’t forget to tell me the total $ I will spend and the quantity of each kind of fruit.
Price List:  2 apples cost $1.00, 2 oranges cost $1.00, box of strawberries costs $3.00, box of blueberries costs $2.00, 1 watermelon costs $5.00, 1 cantaloupe melon costs $3, plums cost 25 cents each, pears cost $1.00 each, kiwis cost 25 cents each.

Level 3: Shopping Spree: George bought a clock for $35.70, a TV for $234.55, a computer for $675.99, and a book for $15.15. How much did George spend in total? Bonus:  If George only has $100 bills, how many does he need to pay for all the items? How much change will he get back?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rolling in the "Dough" Jan. 9, 2017

NAME: TEACHER:

Problem of the Week (Jan. 9, 2017)
Rolling in the “Dough”
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

Level 1: Going Shopping: You have $10 to spend at a toy store. You can buy more than one of any toy listed, but you can only spend $10 or less. Here are the items for sale:
Toy
Cost each
Quantity
Bouncing ball
$1

Lego minifigure
$4

Rubber band shooter
$2

Card game
$3

Set of markers
$2

What combination of toys would you buy? Write the quantity in the chart and then add up how much you spent total.  

Level 2: Coins, Coins, and More Coins: I have some coins in a bag. I know the total value is 97 cents. Using the fewest number of coins, tell me exactly how many quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies I have in the bag.
Level 3: Spy Code: In a simple secret code the letters in a word are replaced by numbers. “A” equals 1, “B” equals 2, “C” equals 3, all the way up to “Z” equals 26. Your first spy mission (if you choose to accept it) is to translate the word MONEY into the secret code of numbers. Your second mission is to write me a secret message using the same code. Make sure their are spaces between the numbers, but you do not need to put spaces between the “words” in the message. Leave me plenty of space to write the decoded message when I look over your POTW.
Bonus coded message:  8 1 22 5 6 21 14




Happy New Year Jan. 2, 2017

NAME: TEACHER:


Problem of the Week (Jan. 2, 2017)
Happy New Year
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


Level 1: Happy New Year: Count the number of letters in each word found in Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Show we some easy ways to add up the total number of letters. Think about how to regroup into sets of ten or other ways to make the addition easier to do in your head. Show or explain what you did.


Level 2: Years: Take the year you were born and subtract it from 2017. Now ask a parent what year they were born and subtract it from 2017. What does this subtraction problem tell you about each person’s age?
Level 3: Calendars: Write down the date and day of the week you are doing this problem. Now tell me what will be the date and day of the week in 35 days.

Welcome back! And Happy New Year!