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• This math worksheet helps students practice determining average speed.
• "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.
• "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.
• "Mike and his brother Pat are selling pumpkins they grew. If Mike sells nine and Pat sells seven, how many do they sell in all?" Five Thanksgiving-themed addition word problems.
• "Ed and his sister are helping cook Thanksgiving dinner. They decide to have a potato-peeling contest. Ed peels twenty-two. His sister peels six more than that. How many did she peel?" Five Thanksgiving-themed addition word problems.
• "Renee’s mother has forty-eight pieces of pumpkin pie on the counter in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. The dog eats six while she’s not looking. How many pieces of pie are left?"
• "Yolanda’s Thanksgiving turkey weighs twenty pounds. Her family eats seventeen pounds at dinner. How many pounds are left?"
• "Eddie can pick and clean ten pumpkins per hour. How many can he do in four hours? How many in five? How many in six?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by tens) word problems.
• "Look at the clock. What time does Brenda get up on Thanksgiving Day?" Five time-telling questions with clocks.
• "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.
• A five page pumpkin shaped booklet with a story problem on each page.

• Math Tools sign illustrated with a protractor.
• Roll the dice and move across the board by division equations. Laminate for a fun, reusable classroom game.

• "Ms. Lawson hid 365 eggs in her yard for an egg hunt. The children found 329 eggs. How many eggs did they NOT find?"
• Three pages of complex math problems draw on critical thinking skills and logic in order to find the correct solution.
• Converting word problems into equations and solving the equations. Common Core Math: 5.OA.1

Common Core_Math_6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 6.EE.A.3,
• Thomas had a bag with 30 marbles. If 12 of them are red, what is the probability that he will pull a red one out randomly? Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2

• "Here is a table of what Jenny planted in the new flower garden. Read the table and answer the questions."
• "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.
• "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.

• "Four witches meet at Halloween. Each one brings four black cats with her. How many black cats are at the meeting?"
• "Myron analyzed the caloric content of his Thanksgiving dinner for his science class. His serving of stuffing had 619 calories. His serving of pumpkin pie had 780 calories. His serving of turkey had 282 calories. How many calories were there in his stuffing and turkey combined?"
• "For his science class at school, Charles wants to calculate how much his relatives eat on Thanksgiving. He weighs the food before it is served and then he weighs the leftovers. The food weighed 960 ounces. The leftovers weighed 89 ounces. How many ounces of food did his family eat?"
• "Bud is helping his mother bake an apple pie for Thanksgiving dinner. He peels the apples. It takes him two minutes to peel an apple. How long does it take him to peel seven apples?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
• "Mr. Vogel is a farmer. He raised twenty turkeys this year. He sold eighteen and kept two as pets. He charged sixteen dollars per turkey. What was the total selling price?" Five Thanksgiving-themed multiplication word problems.
• "Greg and his friends are making Thanksgiving decorations. Each child makes five. How many do four children make? How many do five make? How many do six make?" Five Thanksgiving-themed skip counting (by fives) word problems.
• "Clem really likes cross country skiing. Last week he skied twenty-one miles. This weekend he skied seven more miles. How many miles did he ski altogether?" Five winter-themed addition word problems.
• "Pierre wants to buy a new mountain bike that costs \$999. This summer, he earned \$476 mowing lawns. This winter he has already earned \$201 shoveling snow. How much money has he earned so far this year?" Five winter-themed addition word problems.
• "Bob's class is cutting out paper snowflakes to decorate the classroom. If each child cuts out two snowflakes, how many do five children cut? Six children? Seven children?" Five winter-themed word problems with skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
• "Bob and his friends are baking cookies for a school fundraiser. They baked eight hundred thirty-two cookies. However, they ate sixty-nine of them. How many cookies are left?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.
• Brooke has eleven flowers. She has more tulips than roses. What are the possible combinations of tulips and roses, if she only has these two types of flowers? Six word problems.
• Sydney got twenty-one e-mails on Monday, nineteen on Tuesday, thirty-seven on Wednesday, eight on Thursday, and twenty-three on Friday. How many e-mails did she get on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, combined? Six word problems.
• An 8 page pumpkin shape book of math word problems related to October and Halloween.
• A set of problem solving cards with 6 different scenarios.

• Joseph has two cousins. The sum of their ages is 18 years. One cousin is four years older than the other. Mrs. Smith guessed that the ages were 7 and 11. Was her guess correct? Six word problems.
• 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

• A one page worksheet ranging from simple (increasing ingredients for a larger cake) to difficult (with decimals to the third place).
• "Tom wants a cell phone that costs \$70. He has \$50 and he is saving \$4 a week..." Practical math with realistic situations.