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• Math problems to figure out which teams won their games, reading a graph; plus designing a superbowl commercial and a general knowledge crossword puzzle.
• "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 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?"
• "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.
• "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.
• A set of problem solving cards with 6 different scenarios.

• 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.

• 21 pages of word problems; six problems per page. Pages are lettered. Some sets of questions contain a "brain teaser".
• Kyle had four bags of candy that he bought for \$1.50 per bag. Each bag has six pieces of candy in it. How many more bags does he need to buy to give each of his twenty-five classmates one piece? How much will it cost altogether? Six word problems.
• 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....
• "Here is a table of what Jenny planted in the new flower garden. Read the table and answer the questions."
• "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?"
• "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.
• Directions for regrouping in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. One page for each skill, plus examples.
• Jennifer wants to buy a new hockey puck that costs \$5.25. She has \$2.30. She can earn 50 cents an hour by raking leaves. How many hours will she have to work to get the money she needs? Six word problems.
• Two pages of decimal division with twenty equations per page. Includes decimals to the tenths and hundredths places.

• Practice math skills using a restaurant menu.
• "On her tenth birthday, Ashleigh received \$20 from her Aunt Liz..." Several pages of word problems about money using everyday examples that students can easily understand.
• "The duckling lived in a farm with 45 animals. There were 10 pigs, 12 goats, 5 dogs, 2 horses and the rest were sheep." Choose the equation that best expresses the word problem.
• Michael had nineteen balloons. Eight of them were red, four were blue, two were yellow, and the rest were green. How many were green? 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 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.

• An explanation of multiple-step word problems with ten problems and an answer sheet.
• "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.