"Cowboy Jake is afraid of rattlesnakes. He sees a lot of them on the ranch where he lives. In fact, he sees an average of thirty every year. About how many has he seen in the nine years he has lived on the ranch?"
"Tori and her family go on a tour of St. Basil’s Cathedral. Tickets are 120 rubles for adults; admission is free for children 12 and under. How much does it cost for Tori and her family in all? How much in dollars?" Four word problems for converting rubles to dollars.
"Tickets for a tour of the Great Wall of China are 50 rmb for adults and 30 rmb for children ages 12-24. How much does it cost for Simon and his family in all? How much in dollars?" Four word problems for converting pesos to dollars.
Rules and task description for building a tower from simple household materials. This is a great science/math combo lesson: students explore properties of balance and strength and try to balance a budget!
"Cowboy Jake is competing in a rodeo. In the last event, a bull kicks him in the arm and breaks it, but he still wins $144 in all. How much does he have left after he pays a doctor $66 to put his arm in a cast?"
"Mike and his family all had dinner in a French restaurant in Montreal. The meal cost $150 Canadian. What was the average cost of the meal per person, in U.S. dollars?" Four word problems with converting Canadian to US dollars.
Jennifer has received an invitation to a party, but she doesn't know where or when it is, or who is giving it. Use logic and deductive reasoning to discover the secret of the invitation in this mini-unit. Challenging (but not impossible!), this 4 page puzzle includes an explanatory answer sheet.
"Carl, Joe, and Greg buy lunch. A hamburger costs $3, a hot dog costs $2, and a salad costs $2.50. Read the details and decide: Who ate what?"
Use math and reasoning to solve the problems on these four pages.
"Reggie baby-sits for three families. Each family has a different number of children. Read the details and decide: How many children does each family have?" Use math and reasoning to solve 12 problems.