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# Problem Solving

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• Several activities to help students understand the differences between chance and probability. Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2

• Six pages of Valentine's Day illustrations with math facts to solve and color by number. Two pages each of addition facts and subtraction facts. One page each of double facts and double plus one facts. All numbers are under 20.

• Interactive rules and practice of word problems involving real world situations in converting units of money, time, length/distance, liquid volume and weight in U.S. standards. CC: Math: 5.MD.A.1

• Roll the dice and move across the board by division equations. Laminate for a fun, reusable classroom game.

• Two pages of decimal division with twenty equations per page. Includes decimals to the tenths and hundredths places.

• Two pages of decimal division with six word problems per page. Includes decimals to the tenths and hundredths places.

• A set of problem solving cards with 6 different scenarios. Some of them are brain teasers, and you may need to think in different ways to solve the problem.

• A set of 6 word problems, with lines to show work.

• A set of problem solving cards with 6 different scenarios.

• Problem solving cards with six different scenarios.

• An explanation of multiple-step word problems with ten problems and an answer sheet.
• Directions for regrouping in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. One page for each skill, plus examples.
• Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("carrying") in addition.
• Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("borrowing") in addition.
• A poster to describe a suggested method of solving word problems.
• An 8 page pumpkin shape book of math word problems related to October and Halloween.
• A five page pumpkin shaped booklet with a story problem on each page.

• Math Tools sign illustrated with a protractor.
• Classroom sign, Problem Solving, illustrated with a girl and thinking bubble.
• Some suggestions for using the many word problem pages available on abcteach.com
• Math problems to figure out which teams won their games, reading a graph; plus designing a superbowl commercial and a general knowledge crossword puzzle.
• "Ms. Lawson hid 365 eggs in her yard for an egg hunt. The children found 329 eggs. How many eggs did they NOT find?"
• "Cathy bought a bottle of glue and a box of crayons. How much did she spend?" Use the price list to solve these simple addition problems.
• Practice math skills using a restaurant menu.
• "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.
• "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.
• "Marie's family all had lunch in a small patisserie. The meal cost €48. What was the average cost of the meal per person, in dollars?" Four word problems for converting euros to dollars.
• "Petra wants to buy a small replica of the pyramid at Chichén Itzá. She has \$15 left. The pyramid costs 200 pesos. Does she have enough money?" Four word problems for converting pesos to dollars.
• "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.
• "Cowboy Tom helped at a roundup. He earned \$1.50 for every cow he caught. The first week, he caught 99 cows. The second week he caught 273. How many did he catch altogether?" Five addition problems.
• "Cowboy Tom worked from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon yesterday building two miles of fence. He was paid \$48. What was his hourly wage?"
• "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?"
• "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?"
• "It takes 55% less water to make recycled paper than normal paper... How much water would the same factory use to make the same amount of normal paper?" Five word problems with an environmental theme.
• The imaginative setting of a pizza parlor is used to help with fractions. If each person wants three slices, and everyone wants extra cheese, but only two people want mushrooms....
• "We know that, on average, each tree absorbs from 13 to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. We have planted 15 trees. How much carbon dioxide absorption will the trees we’ve already planted enable in the next 50 years?" Five math problems with an environmental theme.
• "The Wizard Mandragon has a part-time job making flying brooms for witches. This year he had a special Halloween sale and sold brooms for \$40 each. He earned a total of \$240. How many brooms did he sell?" Five Halloween-themed division problems.
• "Four witches meet at Halloween. Each one brings four black cats with her. How many black cats are at the meeting?"
• "Smith & Smith Ghost Eradication Services is a company that removes ghosts from haunted houses. If each haunted house has an average of three ghosts, how many ghosts can be removed in a month?" Five Halloween themed multiplication word problems.

• "Anne is a witch. She has two black cats. How many more does she have to find if she needs ten black cats for her spell?" Five Halloween-themed word problems.