March 2017 S M T W T F S « Jan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ### Blogroll

### Mathematicians around the world

### Mathematicians around the world

## Laundry

Joe does three loads of laundry each week. He buys the largest box of detergent, which lasts for 34 weeks. **How many loads did he do with that box of detergent? Explain your answer in words.**

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## Dog Walking

Eston takes his dog for a 30-minute walk each morning. He takes the dog for a 45-minute walk every evening. **How many minutes does Eston walk his dog in four weeks? Explain your answer in words.**

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## Pumpkin Math

**Johnny is getting ready for his annual pumpkin sale. He’s set up 30 rows of pumpkins with 125 pumpkins in each row. How many pumpkins does he have to sell? (You must explain how you got your answer.)**

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## Baseball Cards

## Jack, Mason, and Aaron collect baseball cards. Mason has 200 fewer cards than Jack, but 30 more than Aaron. Jack has 440 cards. **How many cards does Aaron have? Explain how you found your answer in words.**

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## Family Dinnertime

## Will and his family eat dinner from 6:15 to 7:30 every night. **How much time is spent at the dinner table every year? Explain how you got your answer in words.**

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## Area

## To paint her bedroom ceiling, Deb must first figure out the square footage of the ceiling. **The room is 10′ X 12′. what is the square footage of the ceiling? Explain how you got your answer in words.**

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## Weights

## An African elephant weighs 14,432 lbs.; a gorilla weighs 485 lbs.; and a Siberian tiger weighs 661 lbs. On a giant scale, you want to balance just enough tigers and gorillas on one side to be as close as possible without being heavier than one elephant. You must switch off putting on one tiger then one gorilla. **How many tigers and gorillas will it take to do this? Explain your answer in words.**

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## Space

## The Sun is 865,036 miles in diameter. The Earth is 7,926 miles in diameter. **How many earths could you fit across the diameter of the Sun without going over the Sun’s border? Explain you answer in words.**

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