Sunday, March 17, 2013

Math Challenge for March

1. Jeremy and Pete have a total of $10 to spend on lunch. They both only want to eat hamburgers for lunch. A hamburger costs $1.33. How many hamburgers can they buy without going over their $10? Will they have to share and if so explain?

2. A whole pizza costs $16. The pizza is cut into eight slices. Four friends are trying to decide if they want to share a whole pizza or just buy the pizza by the slice. One slice of pizza costs $4. If they buy the whole pizza how many slices will each friend get? Is it smarter for them to buy the whole pizza and share or just buy an individual slice of pizza?

3. It is that time again to start thinking about feeding the cows. A hay bell costs $2.50. A cow can eat two hay bells a day. Mr. Lyddance has 4 cows on his farm in France. What is he going to have to pay per week to to feed all four of his cows? After a month how much has Mr. Lyddance spent on hay bells?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenge #7

1. Lisa is two times the age of Rick. Rick is three times the age of Dan? Dan is two years younger than Ann. Ann is 4 years old. What are the ages of Lisa and Rick?

2. My dad is 3 times the age of my brother. I am half the age of my mom. By brother is four years younger than me. My mom is 38 years old. How old am I? What about the ages of my brother and Dad?

3. I need to know how much money is in my bank account. I have half the money my Dad has in his account. My dad has three times the amount that my sister has. My sister has a fourth of the amount of my Mom. My mom has $20. How much money do I have in my account? What about my Dad and my sister? How much do we all have combined?

4. Mrs. Flagg and Mr. Lyddane need to know how much money to spend on the rewards party. The rewards party costs 3 times the amount of a classroom pizza party. The pizza party is half the amount of a magic show. The magic show is a fourth the cost of the bounce house. The bounce house costs $200 to rent. How much will each of the following cost: magic show, pizza party and the rewards party? How much would  it cost to have all of the parties? Mrs. Flagg and Mr. Lyddane decide to split the bill. How much would each have to pay?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

This Math Challenge is all about the Fractions

1.     Six friends go to the store and put their money together.  They were able to buy four candy bars.  How much of the candy bars will each child get?  (Think- is there enough for each child to get a whole candy bar?) 

2.     Three children are sharing 10 cookies.  Divide the cookies so that each one will get the same amount.  How much can each child have?  I want to see the children and their cookies. 

3.     Two friends go the pizza parlor and order five small pizzas.  How much pizza can each child have?  (Think- is there enough for each child to get a whole pizza?)

4.     This time eight friends are watching movies at a sleepover.  The mom pops six bags of popcorn.  How much popcorn will each child be able to eat?  (Think-will they each get a whole bag?)      

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Math Challenge 5

You guys are working for the Williams Construction Company. You are going to have to know how to use a ruler and how to figure out the area of a rectangle. I cannot afford to have any mistakes or I will lose business. Do a good job and I will promote you to a general contractor. Make a mistake and I will have to let you go.

1 inch = 1 foot. I need for you to sketch the following dimensions for the rooms we will need to floor. A square foot of floor costs $5.

1. Get your ruler out and sketch the area of this floor plan and then figure out what it will cost the homeowners. The length of the floor is 7 feet and the width is 8 feet. Remember that you will have to use inches to sketch the floor plan.

2. Okay now that you know what you are doing I will be giving fewer directions. Sketch the area of the dining room. The dimensions are 8 feet in length and 9 feet in width. What is the area and cost of the room?

3. Sketch the area of the entry way of the house. The length is 4 feet and the width is 6 feet. What is the area and cost of the room?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Math Challenge #4

Math Challenge #4

1. During the last wind storm there was a sandwich that was blown to the top of a 27 foot oak tree. This sandwich attracted a very hungry caterpillar that was determined to reach the delicious sandwich. This caterpillar could travel 4ft. during the day before he needed to go to sleep at night. While he was sleeping he would slide back 2 feet. How many days will it take him to reach the delicious sandwich?
2. Dr. Vick wants to make sure the concession stands at all of the gyms are making a profit. Popcorn seems to be the best seller at all of the concession stands. A 2 pound bag of popcorn costs $5.00 at Wal-Mart. You can make 20 bags of popcorn from the 2 pound bag of popcorn. The concession stand charges 50 cent per bag. How much of a profit are the gyms making off of the 2 pound bag of popcorn? Also, Dr. Vick wants to know how many bags of popcorn to buy if we want to make a 25 dollar profit?

3. Target has the new Wii-U for sale for $250. You and your brother have been saving for a long time. You have $68 and your brother has $62. If your brother receives $5 a week for allowance and you receive $5 a week for allowance, how many more weeks will it take you and your brother to get the new Wii-U?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Math Challenge #3

1. I am glad the snail was able to get out of the well, but this time a caterpillar fell down a bigger well. The caterpillar can travel three feet a day before he goes to bed. When he goes to bed he slides down one foot. The well is 12 feet tall. How many days will it take him to get out of the well?

2. The Big Dipper wants to make a profit on their hamburgers. A pound of ground beef costs $5. They can make five hamburgers per pound. They charge $2 per hamburger. How many hamburgers will they have to sell to make a $20 dollar profit. Remember you have to factor in what ground beef costs to help you solve this profit problem?

3. James has $6 and Cameron has $5. Melony has 7 times has much as the boys have combined. How much money does Melony have? How much do they have altogether? How much money do they need to reach $100?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Math Challenge #2

Are you ready for math challenge number 2?

1. One day a snail fell into a well and he was determined to get back to his family. The well was 10 feet tall. Every morning he would climb 2 feet, but a night he would slide back one foot. How many days did he take for him to reach the top of the well?

2. Ellis Park is getting ready for the new horse racing season. They are looking to build some new stables. Each new stable can hold 9 horses. It looks like there will be 270 horses at the park. How many stables will they need to build?

3. Ellis Park is also revamping their food selections with higher price hot dogs. They want to make a profit so we need to calculate this right the first time. They can buy a package of good quality hot dogs for $10.00. Each package holds 5 hot dogs. If the park wants to make a $10 profit from each package, how much will they have to charge for each hot dog? Remember to make a profit you have to consider how much you paid for the product.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm Back!

I have missed you guys and girls and I have found a way to stay in contact with you. I am going to post some math questions for you all to do each week. I am doing the same thing at Estes because I want both schools to knock the socks off the test this year. Remember it takes all of us to climb the mountain, so man-up I don't want any knuckleheads or ding-dongs making us fall in the toilet! Good luck! The first set of questions are on the post below. Love, Mr. Williams

Friendly Math Competetion

I am sending out some problems to my two favorite schools-Estes and Cravens!  I would like to see both of the schools in the top 5 of the state.  How are we going to do this? I will tell you how and that is by challenging you both with some questions. I want to see what students in third and fourth grade can solve these problems.  Are you up for the challenge? I hope so!

 As you know some bottles hold 1 liter. 1 liter (1 L) is equal to 1,000 milliliters (ml).

1.      Billy drank 5 liters of soda one week. Susan drank 4 liters of soda the same week. What is the total number of milliliters they drank?

2.      How many more milliliters would they have had to drink to reach 15,000 milliliters?

3.      Tommy could only drink half of his 1 liter bottle. How many milliliters were left in the bottle?

4.      Later that day Tommy started drinking what was left in his bottle. He could only finish half of what was left. How many milliliters are left now?

5.      Rick had a party and gave everyone a one liter bottle of Gatorade. When the party was over there were 8 bottles that were half full. How many milliliters were left to drink? 

6.      How many liters does that equal?

7.      How many milliliters would be left in the bottle if I drank 1/4 of the bottle?

8.      If I had 4 bottles of soda and all of them had ¾ of the soda missing, how many milliliters would I have?

9.      After the game at the high school the equipment manager picked up the one liter sports bottles. 6 of the bottles were half full and 6 of the bottles were a ¼ full. How many milliliters were left in the bottles? How many liters would that make?