The Authors:
Steve Marcy and Janis Marcy
Santa MonicaMalibu Unified
School District
Limited Reproduction Permission: Permission to duplicate these materials is
limited to the teacher for whom they are purchased. Reproduction for an entire
school or school district is unlawful and strictly prohibited.
For Jennifer, Matt, Andy, and Jazz
Cover by Nimbus Design
Illustrations by Mark Lawler
Technical art by Rohini Kelkar
Edited by Ann Roper
0 1989, 1996 Wright GroupIMcGrawHill
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Chicago, IL 60601
Printed in U.S.A
ISBN: 0884887405
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FROM THE AUTHORS
have tried to minimize the time spent on
finding answers or doing other puzzle
mechanics.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATN WITH PIzzAzz!
is a series of five books designed to provide
practice with skills and concepts taught
in today's middle school mathematics
programs. The series uses many of the
same puzzle formats as PREALGEBRA
W71TI P w ! and ALGEBRA WlTH PIZZAZZ!
both published by Creative Publications.
3. CAREFUL SELECTION OF TOPICS
AND EXERCISES. The puzzles within
each topic area are carefully sequenced
so that each one builds on skills and
concepts previously covered. The
sequence of exercises within each puzzle
is designed to guide students in incremental, stepbystep fashion toward
mastery of the skill or concept involved.
A primary goal is the development of
problemsolving ability. In order to solve
problems, students need not only rules
and strategies but also a meaningful
understanding of basic concepts. Some
puzzles in this series are designed specifically to build concepts. Other puzzles,
especially those for estimation, also help
deepen students' understanding by
encouraging them to look at numbers a s
quantities rather than just as symbols to
be manipulated. For puzzles specifically
keyed to problem solving, we have tried
to write problems that are interesting
and uncontrived. We have included extra
information in some problems, and have
also mixed problem types within sets,
so that the problems cannot be solved
mechanically.
We believe that mastery of math skills and
concepts requires both good teaching and a
great deal of practice. Our goal is to provide
puzzle activities that make this practice
more meaningful and effective. To this end,
we have tried to build into these activities
three characteristics:
1. KNOWLEDGE OF RESULTS. Various
devices are used in the puzzles to tell
students whether or not their answers
are correct. Feedback occurs immediately
after the student works each exercise.
For example, if a particular answer is not
in the code or scrambled answer list, the
student knows it is incorrect. He or she
can then try again or ask for help.
Additional feedback and reinforcement
occurs when the student finds a puzzle
solution that is appropriate. This
immediate knowledge of results benefits
students and also teachers, who no
longer have to spend time confirming
correct answers.
In addition to these efforts to make the
puzzles effective, we have tried to make
them easy to use. The topic for each puzzle
is given both at the bottom of the puzzle
page and in the Table of Contents on pages
iv and v. Each puzzle is keyed to a specific
topic in recent editions of leading middle
school textbooks. Each puzzle requires
duplicating only one page, and many
of them provide space for student work.
Finally, because the puzzles are selfcorrecting, they can eliminate the task
of correcting assignments.
2. A MOTIVATING GOAL FOR THE
STUDENT.The puzzles are designed so
that students will construct a joke or
unscramble the answer to a riddle in
the process of checking their answers.
The humor operates a s a n incentive,
because the students are not rewarded
with the punch line until they complete
the exercises. While students may decry
these jokes a s "dumb" and groan loudly,
our experience has been that they enjoy
the jokes and look forward to solving the
puzzles. The humor has a positive effect
on class morale. In addition to humor,
the variety and novelty of procedures for
solving the puzzles help capture student
interest. By keeping scrambled answer
lists short and procedures simple, we
We hope that both you and your students
will enjoy using these materials.
Steve and Janis Marcy
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Table of Contents
1. NUMBER THEORY
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Divisibility Rules ......................................................................................78
Factors ...................................................................................................911
Prime and Composite Numbers: Numbers Less Than 50.........................12
Prime and Composite Numbers: Numbers Less Than 100 .................1314
Prime Factorization ..............................................................................1516
Greatest Common Factor (GCF) ...............................................................17
Least Common Multiple (LCM) .................................................................18
Review: GCF and LCM .............................................................................19
2. FRACTIONS
Meaning of Fractions: Part of a Region or Set ..........................................20
Meaning of Fractions: A Length on the Number Line ................................21
Meaning of Fractions: A Point on the Number Line ..................................22
Comparing Fractions to 1I2 .......................................................................23
Fractions Close to 1 0. and 112 ................................................................24
Equivalent Fractions ..................................................................................25
LowestTerm Fractions .......................................................................2628
Meaning of Mixed Numbers ......................................................................29
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions..................................................30
Review: Simplifying Proper and Improper Fractions .................................31
Comparing and Ordering Fractions.....................................................3233
Review: Simplifying and Comparing Fractions..........................................34
3. ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION OF FRACTIONS
a. Estimating Sums of Fractions ...................................................................35
b. Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Like Denominators.............................36
c. Adding Fractions ..................................................................................3739
d. Subtracting Fractions ...............................................................................40
e. Review: Addition and Subtraction .............................................................41
f. Estimating Sums and Differences of Mixed Numbers...............................42
g. Adding Mixed Numbers: Like Denominators .............................................43
h. Adding Mixed Numbers .......................................................................4445
i. Subtracting Mixed Numbers without Renaming ........................................46
j. Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Renaming: Like Denominators.............47
k. Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Renaming ............................................48
I. Mental Math: Addition and Subtraction .....................................................49
m. Problem Solving: Mixed Applications ........................................................50
4.. MULTIPLICATION OF FRACTIONS
a.
b.
c.
d.
Mental Math: Finding a Fraction of a Number ...........................................51
Estimating a Fraction of a Number ......................................................5253
Multiplying Fractions .................................................................................54
Multiplying Fractions: Simplifying Before Multiplying ...........................5556
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
Problem Solving: Mixed Applications ........................................................57
Mental Math: Using the Distributive Property ........................................... 58
Estimating Products of Mixed Numbers ....................................................59
Multiplying Mixed Numbers ................................................................. .6061
Review: Addition, Subtraction. Multiplication ........................................... 62
Problem Solving: Using Data from a Map .................................................63
5. DIVISION OF FRACTIONS
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Dividing Fractions......................................................................................64
Dividing Mixed Numbers ...........................................................................65
Problem Solving: Meaning of the Quotient ................................................66
Review: Multiplication and Division ...........................................................67
Problem Solving: Mixed Applications .......................................................68
Review: All Operations with Fractions......................................................69
Problem Solving: Mixed Applications ........................................................70
6. FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS
a. Terminating Decimals: Fractions Whose Denominators
Are Factors of 10 or 100 .......................................................................71
b. Terminating and Repeating Decimals ......................................................72
c. Rounded Decimals ...................................................................................73
d. Using CalculatorObtained Quotients ........................................................74
e. Using a Calculator: Operations with Fractions.....................................7576
7. ENRICHMENT
a. Variable Expressions Using Fractions .....................................................77
b. Test of Genius ...........................................................................................78
8. ANSWERS .............................................................................................7996
THE PUZZLES
The selection of topics for MIDDLE SCHOOL
MATH WITH PIi?ZAiZ! reflects recent thinking
about what is important in an updated middle
school math program. Virtually every puzzle can
be matched with a particular lesson in recent
editions of popular textbooks. After students
have receivedinstruction in a topic and worked
some sample exercises, you might assign a
puzzle along with a selection of textbook
exercises.
Students in the middle grades should begin to
classify many mathematics problems and
exercises into one of three categories:
1 . MENTAL MATH. Problems for which a n exact
answer can be obtained mentally.
2. ESTIMATION. Problems for which a n
approximate answer, obtained mentally, is
sufficient.
3. TOOLS. Problems requiring a n exact answer
that cannot be obtained mentally. Students
will use paper and pencil and/or calculators.
Some of the puzzles in this series focus
specifically on one of these categories. A few
puzzles actually present problems in all three
categories and ask the student to make the
classification.
By the time they reach the middle grades,
students should generally be permitted to use
calculators for problems that require tools
(Category 3).The most common argument
against calculator use is that students will
become overly dependent on them. This concern,
though, appears to be based primarily on fear
that students will rely on the calculator for
problems in Categories 1 and 2, those that
should be done mentally.
To solve problems in Category 3, calculators are
wonderful tools for computing. Students may
also need paper and pencil to make diagrams,
write equations, record results, etc., so they will
need both kinds of tools. On the other hand,
students should not need calculators for
problems in Categories 1 and 2, problems that
call for mental math or estimation. Skills in
these areas are essential not only in daily life
but also for the intelligent use of the calculator
itself. The puzzles in this series reflect these
three categories and the distinction between
them.
When students do use calculators, you may
want to have them write down whatever
numbers and operations they punch in and their
answers. This makes it easier to identify the
cause of any error and assists in class
management. Even when students do mental
math or estimation puzzles, have them write a
complete list of answers and, where appropriate,
the process used to get the answers. Encourage
students to write each answer before locating it
in the answer list. Students should complete all
the exercises even if they discover the answer to
the joke or riddle earlier.
One advantage of using a puzzle a s a n
assignment is that you can easily make a
transparency of the page and display the
exercises without having to recopy them on the
board. You can then point to parts of a problem
a s you discuss it. It is often helpful to cut the
transparency apart so that you can display
exercises on part of the screen and write
solutions on the remaining area.
Other books by Steve and Janis Marcy
published by Creative Publications
PreAlgebra With Pizzazz! in a Binder
Covers most topics in a prealgebra curriculum
Algebra With Pizzazz! in a Binder
Covers most topics in a firstyear algebra curriculum
What Do Kids Do B
Learn to Read Bas
re They
II Cards?
Each row across has 6 boxes. Only three of them contain a number
divisible by the given number. Circle these three numbers in each row.
Notice the numberletter above each circled number. Write the letter in
the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
divisible by 3
divisible by 2
13S
60
2R
16T
7A
21S
46
51
913
834
7,085
4,992
146
151
11S
I T
70
19A
437
958
5,483
6,042
11,500
39,225
divisible by 3
119
417
5,094
7,286
37,638
84,494
divisible by 5
740
583
1,629
2,115
99,057
69,300
O divisible by
7
both 2 and 3
8K
1 7T
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10V
8R
17C
3,054
5,553
24,718
92,406
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TOPIC 1a: Divisibility Rules
Some Friendly Advice
SOME "FRIENDLY ADVICE" IS HIDDEN IN THE RECTANGLE. TO FIND IT:
Circle letters next to each given number to show divisibility by 2, 3, 5, 9, or 10. Write the circled letters on
the line at the right. Also write the letters, in order, into the boxes at the bottom of the page. HINT Two of
the given numbers are not divisible by 2, 3, 5, 9, or 10; no letters will be circled for these numbers.
Number
Divisible by
5
9
3
4,095
8,170
2,685
534
609
29,178
90,005
467
60,201
3,375
76,380
599,422
853,806
492,570
12,685
64,423
9,999
501,105
800
10
Friendly Advice:
TOPIC 1a: Divisibility Rules
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Write a pair of factors in each "story" of the factor tower. Then count the
number of different factors and writethisnumber in the blank.
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
Number of
factors
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TOPIC Ib: Factors
Why Do Pins Get Lost?
Circle each factor of the given number. Then write theletters from the boxes that
 do not contain factors on the line at the right.
I
Factors
of3*PT
8
Factors
1 4 3
1 1 6 1 8
12
2 4 1 8 4 8 6
Y
2
50
Factors
10
15
20100
o f l O P A L O I S N T S E D
&
24
96
I F
o ~ ~ * T O A W L
S
128
Factors
16
Factors
48
32
12
24
16
36
64
o f 6 4 S T A O R D N P D E
r
Factors
31
62 310
11
16
I OH NT
C

14
16
42
84
O f 4 * P H B I
Factors
21
*9
27
54
270
13
of27H I
80
4.
16
12
40
10
T
O HW NI T
10
70
Factors
Factors
O
Factors
20
~
35
of70N S
Factors
15
~
14
T
3
140
0 T E N 0 HaM E R
9
150 25 750
75
0 f 7 5 S L O U T S H E N D R
TOPIC 1b: Factors
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What Do You Call It When a Bunch of Kids
Throw Crayons and Poster Paint at You?
For each exercise, find the two factors that are missing and write them in the blanks.
Cross out the box containing your answer. When you finish, write the letters from the
remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
@ Factors of 8:
@ Factors of 21:
@ Factors of 20:
@ Factors of 36:
Factors of 15:
@ Factors of 13:
Factors of 28:
@ Factors of 60:
@ Factors of 40:
@ Factors of 18:
@ Factors of 66:
@ Factors of 100:
@ Factors of 96:
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Factors of 45:
TOPIC 1b: Factors
Exactly 60 of the squares below contain prime
numbers. Shade in each of these 60 squares. Be
sure to use pencil, so you can erase if necessary.
What Did the Mama Buffalo Say to the Little Boy
Buffalo as He Was Leaving for School?
i n g a Haircut?
's Wrong Wi
Cross out each box containing a number that is not prime. When you're finished, only
the boxes containing prime numbers will be left. Write the letters from these boxes into
the spaces at the bottom of the page.
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TOPIC 1d: Prime and Composite Numbers:
Numbers Less than 100
Why Did Igor Spend 10
Years Studying Geology?
Find the least common multiple (LCM) for each
pair of numbers. Look for your answer in the set
of boxes under the exercise. Write the letter of
the exercise in the box containing the answer.
@ LCM of 3 and 5
LCMof7and21
@ LCM of 4 and 6
LCMofIOand70
LCM of 5 and 2
@ LCM of 10and4
LCMof 15and9
@ LCM of 9 and 12
LCMof 11 and8
LCMof2and9
LCMof 12and20
36
45
72
70
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TOPIC Ig: Least Common Multiple (LCM)
60
15
30
CmI8
10
180
88
20
90
21
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What Did Captain H o o k Say in the Bakery?
Find the GCF or LCM for each exercise. Draw a straight line connecting the square
by the exercise to the square by its answer. The line will cross a number and a letter.
Write the letter in the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
@ GCFof 6 and 10
@ GCF of 22 and 99
@ GCF of 30 and 18
@ GCFof Sand 16
@ GCF of 70 and 21
@ LCM of 4 and 10
@ LCM of 12 and 8
@ LCM of 25 and 4
@) ~ ~ ~ o f 4 0 a n d 1+2
@ LCMof 15and75 +
@ GCFoflOand15 +
@ LCMofIOand15 +
@ GCFof 20and8 +
+
@ LCM of 20 and 8
@GCFof12and15
@ LCMof18and36
@ GCF of 24 and 16
@ LCMof24and16
+
+
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TOPIC 1h: Review: GCF and LCM
How Do You Get 27 Kids to C
a Statue?
Find your answer for each exercise at the bottom of the page and write the letter of
the exercise above it. (Do not reduce answers.)
I. Write a fraction for the part that is shaded.
II. Write a fraction for the part named.
@ shaded @ unshaded
TOPIC 2a: Meaning of Fractions:
Part of a Region or Set
@ shaded @ unshaded
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@ shaded @ unshaded
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What Did the Boy Snake Say to the Girl Snake?
Write a fraction for the length of the bar above each number line. Find your answer at
the bottom of the page and write the letter of the exercise above it.
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TOPIC 2b: Meaning of Fractions:
A Length on the Number Line
How Do You Turn a Banana into a Vegetable?
Divide each number line as indicated. Then locate the given numbers. Write the letter
of each exercise above the number line at the corresponding point.
halves
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fourths
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TOPIC 2c: Meaning of Fractions:
A Point on the Number Line
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at Is Rock 'N9Roll?
0.
For each exercise, write >, c,or = in the
Circle the appropriate numberletter.
Write the letter in the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
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TOPIC 2d: Comparing Fractions to 1
2
at Did the M
aid Do on Saturday Night?
I. Circle the fraction that tells about how much of each bar is shaded.
II. Circle the fraction that matches the description given.
11. Close to 1
10. Close to 0
12. Close to 1
@+@g@$o&@+@&@+@+@&
14. Close to 1
13. Close to 0
15. Close to 1
@@6@E@+@$@+@g@g@&
17. Close to 1
16. Close to 0
18. Close to 1
@ & @ + @ & @ f @ + @ ; @ $ @ g
19. Less than 1
1
20. More than
21. Less than 1
@+@+@g@+o$@$@z@g
5 15 10
3 20 14
17 2 19 8
TOPIC 2e: Fractions Close to 1,0, and
1
1
12 7 16 4
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21 11 18 6
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Why Is Tuesday the Favorite Day of Math Teachers?
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For each exercise, write the missing number. Find your answer in the set of boxes under the
exercise. Write the letter of the exercise in the box containinn the answer.
sib
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What Did t h e Doctor S a y to the
Guy Who Thought H e Was a Wigwam
One Day and a Tepee the Next?
Circle one fraction in each set. Notice the letter above it. Write this letter in the box at
the bottom of the page that contains the exercise number.
I. Circle the fraction that is equivalent to the first fraction in the set.
II. Circle the fraction that is in lowest terms.
TOPIC 2g: LowestTerms Fractions
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What Did George Washington
To His Men On March 3?
Write each fraction in lowest terms. Find your answer in the
adjacent answer columns. Write the letter of the exercise in
the box containing the number of the answer.
Answers:
Answers:
Answers:
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TOPIC 29:LowestTerms Fractions
Where can you hear MUSIC on an ocean liner?
Write each fraction in lowest terms. Find your answer at the right and mark the letter
next to it. For each set of exercises, there is one extra answer. Write the letter of this
answer in the corresponding box at the bottom of the page.
1 6
9
20
35
2 '216
15
18
20
90
25 75
12
32
42 49
@$
'O=
15 27
50 100 
5=
8 
24 
'2=
21
36
60
80
30
70
=
100
250 
16
24
0% 0% 0% 0%
@ & @ $ 0% @ +
@& 0% 0% 0 9
@& 0 3 as 0%
@ $ 0% 0% @ $
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@ $ @% @ * @ $
24
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30
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60
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100
120 150
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40 minutes is what fraction of an hour?
3 inches is what fraction of a foot?
10 ounces is what fraction of a pound?
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What Is the World's Most Musical Fish?
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Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
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1. Write a mixed number with the fraction in lowest terms for each shaded region.
2. Write a mixed number with the fraction in lowest terms for each lettered point.
3. Write each quotient as a mixed number with the fraction in lowest terms.
G. A table is 39 inches wide. Express this
measurement in feet.
ft
H. Smedley ran 440 yards in 78 seconds.
Express this time in minutes.
min
* It knows its scales.
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TOPIC 2h: Meaning of Mixed Numbers
What Is the Difference Between
a 16Ounce Brick and a Carpenter?
Do each exercise and find your answer in the set of boxes under it.
Write the letter of the exercise in the box containing the answer.
I. Write each improper fraction either as a mixed number with the fraction in lowest terms or as a whole number.
04
@+
09
II. Write each mixed number as an improper fraction.
a+
@%
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Why Did the Football Coach Send in a
Bunch of SecondString Players?
Simplify each fraction on the top curve and find your answer on the bottom curve.
Draw a straight line connecting each exercise to its answer. The line will cross a
number and a letter. Write the letter in the matching numbered box at the bottom of
the page.
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TOPIC 2j: Review:
Simplifying Proper and Improper Fractions
What Happens If You Watch TV All Day?
For each exercise, write the missing numerator(s).Then compare the fractions.
Write s or c in each
0.
Circle the letter in the corresponding column and write this
letter in the box containing the exercise number.
TOPIC 2k: Comparing and Ordering Fractions
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BOOKS NEVER
ITTEN
Escape to the Forest by       13 9 17 6
8 15 7
End of the Semester by 17
Stunt Driving for Fun by
16 4 12
ABOVE ARE THE TITLES OF THREE "BOOKS NEVER WRITTEN." TO
DECODE THE NAMES OF THEIR AUTHORS:
For each exercise, compare the fractions or mixed numbers. Write > or < in each
Circle the letter above the LARGER number. Write this letter above the
exercise number each time it appears in the code.
0.
16. Which package is heavier:
3
@ One that weighs 1 4
pounds; or
5
@ One that weighs 1 a
pounds?
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17. Which insect is longer:
3
@ One that measures 8
inch; or
2
@ One that measures 3inch?
TOPIC 2k: Comparing and Ordering Fractions
W h y Was the Zoo Worker Fired
for Feeding the Monkeys?
Do each exercise and find your answer to the right. Write the letter of the answer in
the box containing the number of the exercise. If the answer has a @, shade in the
box instead of writing a letter in it.
I. Write each fraction in lowest terms.
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Answers
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II. Write each improper fraction as a mixed number and each mixed number as an improper fraction.
Answers
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013 @ g
0% @ g
Ill. Write a > or < in each
0.
Then choose the SMALLER fraction and find it among the answers.
Answers
@$
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TOPIC 21: Review:
Simplifying and Comparing Fractions
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What Did People Say About Mr. and M s . Snuggle
After They Camped for 99 Nights in a Row?
Estimate each sum. Under each exercise, circle the letter of the better choice.
Write this letter in the box containing the number of the exercise.
T greater than 1
E less than 1
F greater than 1
N less than 1
E greater than 1
P less than 1
L greaterthan 1
Y less than 1
G greater than 1
W less than 1
S greater than 1
E greater than 1
R greater than 1
D less than 1
K less than 1
H less than 1
R about 1
U about 1
T about 2
0 about 1
Y about 2
about 1
W about 1
S about 2
P about 2
V greater than 1
N about 2
A about 1
E about 2
about 1
R about
R less than 1
1
S about 2
A about 1
S about 1
T about 1
0 about ;1
N about 112
G about ;1
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TOPIC 3a: Estimating Sums of Fractions
LAW OF THE DONUT
What Famous Rule of Donuts Is
Illustrated by This Picture?
DIRECTIONS:
Do each exercise below. Find your
answer in the code and write the
letter of the exercise above it.
Law of the Donut:
Rtgged Carpet Company installed
/
inch
carpet over Y inch padding.
8
What was the combined thickness?
in.
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TOPIC 3b: Adding and Subtracting Fractions:
Like Denominators
@ Bert walked 5 mile to Ernie's house.
&
Then Bert and Ernie walked mile to
the park. How far did Bert walk
altogether?
mi
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Why Are Broken Clocks So Quiet?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
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TOPIC 3c: Adding Fractions
W h y Did Airhead Eat the Dollar H e Brought to School3
Do each exercise and find your answer at the bottom of the page. Write the letter
of the exercise in the box above the answer.
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18
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120
1 16
5 17
6
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2

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3
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at Do You Get
en You...
1. Cross a pig with a centipede?
2. Cross a zebra with an ape man?
3. Cross 3 songs with 12 hot fudge sundaes?
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
Jenny refinished a wooden table. She
can of varnish for a first coat,
used
1
can for a second coat, and 1 can
4
for a third coat. What fraction of the can
did she use in all?
A window is made using 2 panes of
glass with an air space between them.
Each pane of glass is
inch thick, and
1
the separation between panes is
inch. How thick is the window?
in.
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LAST LINE
A careless zookeeper named Blake
Fell into a tropical lake
Said a fat alligator
A few moments later ...
To decode the last line of this limerick: Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time
the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.


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@ Razzle Shoes bought a +page
ad in the Times.
1 page each.
Dazzle Shoes bought two ads that were 6
How much more advertising did Razzle Shoes buy?
 page
1
@ Jill made a sauce in cooking class. She used 2
cup of
milk, 3 cup of cream, and 7 cup of water. How much
less water was used than milk and cream combined?
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TOPIC 3e: Review: Addition and Subtraction
Why Did the Boy Sheep Plunge Off a Cliff
While Chasing the Girl Sheep?
For each exercise, write an estimate of the answer. On the number line under the
exercise, find a point near your estimate. Write the letter of the exercise on the number
line at that point.
Betsy needed some fabric to make
flags. She bought 4% yd of red fabric,
1
4$ yd of white fabric, and 3T yd of
blue fabric. About how much fabric did
yd
she buy altogether?
@ Diane went salmon fishing with her
@ A plumber had a piece of pipe that was
7
father. Diane caught a fish that weighed
16% Ib. Her father caught one that
weighed 10& Ib. About how much
heavier was Diane's fish?
Ib
@ Mario is training for the track team. He
9
mi on
ran 4q1 mi on Monday, 5E
Wednesday, and 7 3 mi on Friday.
About how far did he run altogether on
the three days?
mi
278 in. long. He cut off a piece 3T in.
long and used it to repair the sink.
About how long was the remaining
piece of pipe?
in.
TOPIC 3f:
Estimating Sums and Differences of Mixed Numbers
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1. What do you call a seafood that drives you home?
2. What does a skunk bring to church with him?
3. What does an English setter use to buy food?
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
@ Last week, minor league pitcher Lefty
Spitt pitched 7$ innings on Monday
and 5+ innings on Friday. How many
innings did he pitch last week
altogether?
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It took Srnedley 5$ hours to climb to
the top of a mountain. It took 3$ hours
to climb down. If he spent I + hours at
the top, how long did the climb take?
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TOPIC 39: Adding Mixed Numbers: Like Denominators
TOPIC 3h: Adding Mixed Numbers
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Knock Knock. Who's There?
1. Amanda. Amanda who? Amanda ...
2. William. William who? William ...
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2
0
g
a
3
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
@ Ju,an9smodel locomotive is 7%5
in. long. His coal car is
7
64 in. long. When hooked together, there is a sinch
space between cars. What is the total length when the
two cars are hooked together?
in.
(L) Every day Ms. Twinkle walks around a
park near her house. The park is in
the shape of a rectangle 2 mi long
and 1% mi wide. How far does she
walk?
mi
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What Do Mountains Breathe Through?
Do each exercise below. Find your answer in the answer columns and notice the
letter next to it. Look for this letter in the string of letters near the bottom of the page
and CROSS IT OUT each time it appears. When you finish, write.the remaining
letters in the rectangle at the bottom of the page.
Whe_nArnold Schwarzenegger was named Mr. Universe, he had a chest measurement of
56 $ inches and a waist measurement of 32 $ inches. How much larger was his chest
than his waist?
~n.
4
@ The maximum weight for a basketball is 22 9
ounces. For a baseball it is 5 3 ounces,
and for a tennis ball it is 2& ounces. How much heavier is a maximumweight basketball
oz
than a maximumweight baseball?
4
P R M V H T O F B I L G D W C U M A Y I N R O T J U S T Z B E R
Answer to puzzle:
TOPIC 3i:
Subtracting Mixed Numbers Without Renaming
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What Is the Title of This Picture?
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time
the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
CODED TITLE:
 
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CD CD
2
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Anne is building a fence using nails that are 2_4 in. long.
She drove one of the nails through a board in. thick
into a post 3 in. square. How far did the nail go into the
post?
in.
Q
@ Jose decided to walk the 9%
mi from his house to the
beach. In the first hour, he walked
mi. In the second
hour, he walked;2 mi. How much farther did he have
to go?
mi
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Where Do Trees Go When One Tree Has a Birthday?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
su @ Les Anderson set a record when he caught a salmon
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that weighed 97+ Ib. Robert Wilson caught a
9
salmon that weighed 74% lb. How much less than
the record was this?
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A cabinet has shelves that are 1I+ in. apart. On one
shelf, Mike stacked a VCR that is 5$ in. high on top of
3
an amplifier that is 3% in. high. How much space is left
above the VCR?
in.
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TOPIC 31: Mental Math: Addition and Subtraction
H o w Do You Describe a Guy Who Has Jokes
Written A l l Over One Leg?
Do each exercise and find your answer at the bottom of the page. Cross out the letter above
each correct answer. When you finish, the answer to the title question will remain.
Abacus
Week 1
Week 2
wi
Week 3
Calculus
1 1. It took 3 weeks to build a road
between the towns of Abacus and
Calculus, as shown in the
diagram.
A. How many more miles of road
were built during week 3 than
during week 1 ?
mi
B. What is the total length of the
new road?
mi
2. Meg has 5$ yd of fabric. She needs I$
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yd to make
a vest and 2$ yd to make a skirt. How much fabric will
be left for a jacket?
yd
3. The road to Rustic Canyon Camp is 9 f
distance by boat is 3
by boat?
mi long. The
mi. How much less is the distance
mi
5. Lisa's desk is 4 6 L4 in. wide. Her bookcase is 30 in. wide.
If she puts both of them against a wall that is 98 in. wide,
'~ n .
how much space will be left for a file cabinet?
6. Stock prices for three companies are given in the table.
Prices are given in eighths of a dollar.
Stock
Open
1
Tech Computer
332
ROM Bus Line
678
Air Chance
7
1
157
High
Low
Close
3 934
3 2 I8
35
5
718
63
63 y
1
182
148
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A. What was the difference between the high and low
prices of Tech Computer?
$
4. Station KROQ played three songs in a row. The first song
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lasted 361 min, the second
min, and the third 3%
min. How long did it take to play all three songs?
min
B. What was the difference between the opening and
closing prices of ROM Bus Line?
$C. Max Mix bought one share of each stock at its opening
price. How much did he pay?
$D. Hugh Mann bought 100 shares of Air Chance at the
opening price and sold them at the closing price. How
much profit did he make on each share?
$
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TOPIC 4a: Mental Math:
Finding a Fraction of a Number
Why Did the Math Book Go On a Diet?

Estimate each product using a compatible number. Find your answer
in the Code Key and notice the letter next to it. Write this letter in the
box containing the number of the exercise.
@ Mortimer has read about $ of a 298page novel.
Estimate the number of pages he has read.
@ The clothes at Trendy Togs are on sale at $ off the
regular price. About how much would you save on a suit
with a regular price of $1 19.50?
$
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V about 4
0 about 7
K about 22
T about 19
E about 6
C about 6
A ab01~t
20
R about 16
F about 90
R about 14
G about 30
B about 30
S about 100
E about 11
P about 20
M about 54
T about 100
Y about 80
S about 30
A about 60
H about 90
H about 70
P about 25
about 34
E about $5.00
N about $20.00
M about $80.00
D about $4.00
F about $30.00
W about $90.00
P greater than 6
S greater than 30
6 more than $60.00
R less than 6
N less than 30
W less than $60.00
@ About
of the 238 students at Adams
Junior High walk to school. Estimate the
number who walk.
L about 80
G about 90
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About
of the 387 students at Lincoln
School like math. Estimate the number
who like math.
D about 300
R about 360
TOPIC 4b: Estimating a Fraction of a Number
What Did the Cowboy Artis Like to Do?
Write each answer, then mark it in the
answer columns. For each set of
exercises, there is one extra answer.
Write the letter of this answer in the
corresponding box at the right.
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5X F
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Jay found
of a sheet cake
10 The width of a photograph
of the length. The length
is
in the kitchen. He ate 3of it.
What fraction of the whole
cake did he eat?
The distance around a track
1
is mile. Diana ran 2 of the
4
5
distance. How far did she run?
mi
TOPIC 4c: Multiplying Fractions
10
oh
is 5 inches. What is the width?
in.
@ 3$
@$
A recipe for 4 dozen cookies
calls for 3 cup of sugar. How
4
much sugar is needed to make
2 dozen cookies?
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@ 3%
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Moving Words
Do each exercise in the top block and find your answer in the bottom block. Transfer the word from
the top box to the corresponding bottom box. Keep working and you will get a timely question.
BETWEEN
STREET
FIRST
MINUTE
at Has a Bottom at the Top?
Do the exercises below and find your answers in the rectangle. Shade in each
area containing a correct answer. You will get to the bottom of this mystery!
@ The King's ship sank with 8 gold bars aboard.
$
The King paid Captain Nemo
of one bar for
finding the gold. The Captain gave $of his gold
to charity. What fraction of a bar went to charity?
@ There are 40 students at Bali High who play
stringed instruments. Of these, 1 play viola,
play cello, and the rest play violin. How
many students play violin?
4
1
@ Yikes McTugg bought 2
pound of potato salad.
He ate $ of it for lunch. How much potato salad
0
was left for an afternoon snack?
TOPIC 4d: Multiplying Fractions:
Simplifying Before Multiplying
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What Is the Friendliest Kind of Airplane?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
1
@ Bill made 5 gallons of fruit punch. If 7
@ A bottle of root beer contains j4 of a
liter. How much root beer is in 3
bottles?
of the punch was cranberry juice, how
much cranberry juice did he use?
9
@ In Mr. Prime's class, 5
of the students
@ A highspeed computer printer prints a
page in $ second. Using this printer,
had done their homework. Of these,
had all correct answers. What fraction
of the whole class had all correct
answers?
how long would it take to print 30
pages?
7
@ 14karat gold is 2
pure gold and
@ A recipe for pancakes calls for 1 cup of
3
pancake mix and 7 cup of milk. How
much milk is needed to make
the
recipe?
c
other metals. How much pure gold is in
4 ounces of 14karat gold?
oz
2
1
@
@ The students at Mix Middle School
painted a mural 25 feet long. The height
3
of the length. How high was the
was
rnural?
ft
1
@ The Avocados own a ;iacre orchard.
A lemon pie was cut into 6 equal
pieces. Being on a diet, Matilda ate only
half a piece. What fraction of the whole
pie did she eat?
@ Rachel has a collection of 40 stuffed
animals. Of the animals, $ are bears
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and 3 are dogs. The rest are other
animals. How many other animals does
she have?
Two fifths of the orchard is planted in
orange trees. What fraction of an acre
is planted in orange trees?
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TOPIC 4e: Problem Solving: Mixed Applications
DAFFYIY
1. Thousand dollar bill:
O N DECODER
13
100 57
75
15
880
54
152 100 55
TO DECODE THESE TWO DAFFYNITIONS:
Fill in each blank and then add to complete each exercise. Find the circled answer in
the code. Each time the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
@ There are 60 minutes in one hour. How many minutes are
there in 231 hours?
@ There are 100 centimeters in one meter. How many
3
centimeters are there in 7%
meters?
Amos baked 2% dozen chocolate chip cookies. Then he
ate 1 2 dozen. How many cookies were left?
TOPIC 4f: Mental Math: Using the Distributive Property
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y Did Mr. Wurksemhard Nickname One
of His Students "Mississippi"?
0
A.
Under each exercise, circle the letter of the better choice. Write this letter in the box
containing the number of the exercise.
5
0
Choose the better estimate.
V about 18
E about 25
A about 45
L about 38
R about 36
U about 26
K about 37
H about 44
T about 20
G about 15
R about 35
0 about 23
I about 26
N about 22
S about 22
P about 27
Y about 55
E about 40
0 about 28
A about 20
R about 63
W about 70
T about 30
N about 50
B.
Estimate. Choose > or c for each @.
C.
Solve.
Amir is 8* times as tall as he appears
in a photograph. He is 7 t in. tall in the
photograph. Estimate Amir's actual
height.
@ On a map, 1 inch represents
 12;
miles. If two towns are 3 5 in. apart on
the map, estimate the actual distance
between them.
B about 56 in. M about 63 in.
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L about 60 mi D about 50 mi
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TOPIC 49: Estimating Products of Mixed Numbers
Why Doesn't Orgo Eat Cabbage,
Corn, Chicken, Clams, Cake, o r Celery?
Writethe letter of each correct answer in the box containing the number of the
exercise, If the answer has a @, shade in the box instead of writing a letter.
I. Write each mixed number as an improper fraction.
Answers 1  10
II. Multiply.
Answers 11  21
TOPIC 4h: Multiplying Mixed Numbers
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You Hear About..
Do each exercise and find your answer in one of the answer columns.
Notice the word next to the answer. Write this word in the box
containing the letter of the exercise.
@ In an endurance race, Philip ran for 33 hours at an average speed of gT3
miles per hour. How far did he run?
mi
A box of 100 nails weighs 1 5 pounds. Mark used 3;
boxes of nails to build
a 2story treehouse. How many pounds of nails did he use?
Ib
@ There are 3 starfighters and 10 aliens in the play "Space Trek." Each alien
4
costume takes 2$ yards of material. How much material is needed for all the
alien costumes?
yd
Answers 1  10: 1
What I s the Difference Between a
W e l l l D r e s s e d L a d y and a Tired Dog?
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Do each exercise below and find your answer in the appropriate answer column. Notice
what is written in the two boxes next to the answer. Write the same thing in the two
boxes above the exercise number at the bottom of the page.
@ Hats R Us received a shipment of 60 novelty baseball caps. Of the caps,
2
had bug antennae, 7 had moose antlers, and the rest had plastic propellers.
How many of the caps had plastic propellers?
I=
I
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Answers 11  20:
What Can You Use to Cut Through Waves?
Use the map to solve the problems below. Cross out the letter next to each correct
answer. When you finish, the answer to the title question will remain.
1.
On Sunday, Boy Scout Troop 2 hiked from Bear Bridge to Lotus Lake, then to
Lookout Point, then to Eagle Station, and then back to Bear Bridge. How far did
mi
Troop 2 hike that day?
2,
Jeff hiked of the distance from Lookout Point to Eagle Station and then
stopped for lunch. How far had he hiked?
mi
HOW much farther is it from Eagle Station to Bear Bridge than from Eagle
Station to Lotus Lake?
mi
3.
4.
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Sierra Hiking Club took 12 tents and 20 sleeping bags on a weekend camping
trip. Each tent weighed 5+ pounds. What was the total weight of the tents?
Ib
5, Monica hiked from Bear Bridge to Lotus Lake in I+
hours. She spent
3 hours at the lake and then hiked back to Bear Bridge in I$ hours. If she
left at 9:00 A.M., what time did she get back?
P.M.
The distance from Tower Rock to Owl Creek (not shown) is 2% times the
distance from Tower Rock to the parking lot. How far is it from Tower Rock to
Owl Creek?
mi

7, The record for the longest trout caught in Lotus Lake is 25+
inches. How much
shorter than the record was the 18tinch trout that Karen caught?
in.
On July 4 weekend, 180 people hiked on the trails near Lotus Lake. Of these,
8. I camped overnight. How many of the hikers did not camp overnight?
3
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TOPIC 4j: Problem Solving: Using Data From a Map
On The Button
a++,
3
Here is a BUTTON you can cut out and wear. To decode the button:
Do each exercise and find your answer around the rim of the button. Each
time the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
1
A turtle walked 1 mile at the rate of 3
mile per hour. How long did it take?
A certain math textbook is
of an inch
thick. How many of these books will fit
on a shelf that is 3 feet wide?
(1 ft = 12 in.)
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1. What magic trick does Mr. Utterbunk perform every evening?
2. What did the magician say to the fisherman?
To decode the answers to the MAGICAL mysteries:
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each
time the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
5.
n
3
5
X
CD
z
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@ There are 3 boys and 2 girls in the Krunch family. Mr.
Krunch bought 3 2 pounds of candy to divide equally
It takes 1 cup of liquid fertilizer to make 7T gallons of
spray. How much liquid fertilizer is needed to make 80
among them. How much candy did each child get?
gallons of spray?
Use the quotients in the box above to answer the following questions:
@ Ms. Mundo made 40 ounces of tropical I @ Dawn has 12 yards of silk. She needs

yards of silk to make one skirt. How
many skirts can she make?
@ Mr. Kazoo is planning to build a fence
gate 40 inches wide. He plans to use
boards 7% inches wide. How many
boards should he buy?
@ Elevator Music, Inc., has been hired to
provide 12 hours of continuous taped
1
music. Each tape plays for, 1 hours.
A. How many tapes will be needed
altogether?
B. How many of the tapes will be
played completely?
C. What fraction of the last tape will
be played?
kitchen counter 6 2 4 inches long. Each
tile is 4 inches squire.
A. How many complete tiles are
used in each row?
.
B. How many tiles are needed for
each row altoaether?
C. In each row, Ghat fraction of the
last tile is used?
Andrea cut 62+ inches of ribbon into 4
equal hair ribbons. How long was each
hair ribbon?
(?)
@ Mr. Reznick is gluing ceramic tiles on a
TOPIC 5c: Problem Solving: Meaning of the Quotient
la
punch to pour into glasses. Each glass
holds 7+ ounces.
A. How many glasses will be
completely filled?
B. How many glasses will be
needed to hold all the punch?
C. What fraction of the last glass is
full of punch?
Nuts to You has 40 pounds of almonds
to pack into cans. Each can holds 7$
pounds. After completely filling as
many cans as possible, what part of
another can is left?
, @ The coach needs 12 pounds of Peanut
butter to feed his football team. If he
buys peanut butter in jars containing
, 1 1 pounds, how many jars should he
buy?
@ Naoki has 62%
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feet of crepe paper left
on a roll. She is cutting it into streamers
4 feet long.
A. How many 4foot streamers can
she cut?
B. What fraction of a streamer will be
left on the roll?
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what Did the Ms. Snerd Say When Her S o n Ate 17
ChocolateChip Waffles with 2 Pints of Maple Syrup?
Do each exercise below. Find your answer and notice the letter next to it. Look for
this letter in the string of letters near the bottom of the page and CROSS IT OUT
each time it appears. When you finish, write the remaining letters in the rectangle at
the bottom of the page.
@ Farmer Brown can harvest 251 acres of
@ Farmer Brown can harvest 2+
corn in 1 day. How many acres of corn
1
can he harvest in 10,
days?
acres
acres of
corn in 1 day. How many days will it
1
take him to harvest 1 O2 acres of corn?
days
T C S H G M O N D W I W P K S A R Y J F S I F T B U L Z V P E N
ANSWER TO PUZZLE:
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TOPIC 5d: Review: Multiplication and Division
at Do Sea Monsters Eat?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
@ Ms. Daza bought 3~1 yards of yellow
fabric. She used $ of the fabric to
@ A piece of plywood 24 inches wide is
cut into strips 2$ inches wide. How
many strips of this width can be cut?
make a chicken costume. How much
fabric did she use?
yd
@ Julia studied math for 3 13 hours during
@ The distance a bicycle travels with each
4
turn of its wheels is about 3 t times the
tire diameter. The tires on Mike's
1
bicycle have a diameter of 2 4 1 inches.
How far does it travel with each turn of
in.
the wheels?
the 4 days before her last math test.
What was the average amount of time
she studied each day?
h
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There is less gravity on the planet
Trang than on Earth. In fact, you could
2
jump about 2 3 times as high on Trang
as on Earth. If you can jump
4$ feet on Earth, how high could you
jump on Trang?
ft
An aquarium holds 6 7 gallons of
water. The water level has dropped to
of this amount. How much water should
be added to fill the aquarium?
A
gal
A gasoline pump delivers 4% gallons of
gas per minute. How many minutes will
it take to fill a gas tank that holds
1
1 6 2 gallons?
min
TOPIC 5e: Problem Solving: Mixed Applications
@ Sean used
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cup of sugar to make a
dozen brownies. How much sugar is in
each brownie?
CUP
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2. Fireworks salesman:
3. Lumber salesman:
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Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
a.
@ George is making 8 gallons of Tropical
Trip punch. He has already poured in
I T 3 gal of pineapple juice and 2T1 gal of
orange juice. The only other ingredient
is 7Up. How much 7Up does George
need?
gal
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Each of these salesmen is answering the question, "HOW'S BUSINESS?"
To decode their answers:
@ Martha likes to walk around a park
 near
her house. The park is square,
mi on
each side. One morning she walked
around the park 3+ times before
stopping to rest. How far had she
walked?
mi
A
TOPIC 5f: Review: All Operations with Fractions
Why Did Zorna Flunk the Grammar Test?
Solve each problem below. Find your solution and notice the two letters next to
it. Write these letters in the two boxes above the exercise number at the bottom
of the page.
Joe Ravioli went running 3 days this week. He ran 2$ mi on
Monday, 2$ mi on Wednesday, and 3 3 mi on Friday. How far did
he run altogether this week?
@ Nuts to You sells trail mix in 16ounce packages. Half the weight is
peanuts. There are also 2 oz of almonds, 1 oz of cashews, and 3
oz of raisins. The rest is chocolate chips. What fraction of the mix
is chocolate chips?
$
@)
Six Flags Amusement Park has found that
of its customers ride
ride it again. What
the Colossus roller coaster. Of these,
fraction of the customers ride the roller coaster twice?
A record album is
of an inch thick. How many albums can be
stacked to fit in a box 12 in. high?
In the figure shown to the right, what
fractional part of the circle is shaded?
@ A recipe for 2 dozen cookies calls for
I+
cups of flour. How much
flour would be needed to make 5 dozen cookies?
@ A backpacking club can average 2
3 miles
 per hour. At that
rate, how long will it take for a hike of 8% miles?
@ Lisa is working on plans for a 12acre housing development.
A
.
4
park will cover 2$ acres, and paved areaswill take :1
How many acres are left for home sites?
acres.
@ Biff earned $45 working at Happy Days DriveIn. He spent $ of
&
the money on gas for his car and
of it on flowers for his girl
friend. How much money does he have left for the big date?
TOPIC 5g: Problem Solving: Mixed Applications
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Get a Flat Tire?
Why Did Karj
Write the letter of each correct answer in the box containing the number of the
exercise. If the answer has a
shade in the box instead of writing a letter.
a,
Write each fraction as a decimal.
Answers
Write each decimal as a lowestterms fraction
or mixed number.
Answers
Write each fraction as a decimal.
Answers
Write each decimal as a lowestterms fraction
or mixed number.
Answers
0.67
@ 0.09
@ 0.25
@ 0.62
@ 4.35
@ 9.75
@ 4.48
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aze Phrase
Name each fraction as a repeating or
terminating decimal. Find your answer
in the maze. SHADE IN each room that
contains a correct answer.
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TREASURE
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OF
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0.56
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0.1 35
0.81 4
0.54
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0.71 6
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Then find a path to the Treasure that
goes only through rooms that are NOT
shaded. The words in those rooms will
form an amazing message!
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Write each fraction as a decimal
rounded to the nearest hundredth. Find
your answers to the left. Connect the
dots in the same order as the problems
are numbered. (You may go through the
same dot twice.)
"You might get a kick out of this!"
Where Is Moscow?
Each quotient in the table below is given as it would appear on an &digit hand
calculator. Use this information to do the exercises.
Find each answer at the bottom of the page. Write the letter of the exercise in the box
containing its answer.
Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth.
II. Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest thousandth.
Ill. Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth. Then add or subtract.
Your answer will be a decimal very close to the actual sum or difference of the fractions.
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Trivia Tes
1. What is one thing it always takes to build a house?
2. What did the boy measuring stick say about the girl measuring stick?
to decimals. Do each exercise and find your answer in the code. Each time the
'
'
  0.5
2
1
FractionDecimal Equivalents
 0.25
I 0.2
4
3
 = 0.75
4
=:
0.333
=:
0.667
Sofia's computer is 4 3 inches high.
She put her disk drives sidebyside on
top of the computer, then her monitor
on top of the disk drives. If the disk
drives are ;2 inches high and
the monitor is 1 I$ inches high, how
high is the system?
in.
A
Mr. Gray drove 387+ miles and used
n
1 6 6 gallons of gas. How many miles
per gallon did he get?
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  0.125
5
2
 = 0.4
5
3
 = 0.6
5
  0.8
5
 0.375
8
5
 = 0.625
8
7
 = 0.875
8
Roger can ride his bike at an average
speed of 1 4 k miles per hour. At this
rate, how far will he travel in 232 hours?
mi
4
The bones of a chicken weigh about
of the total weight of the chicken. Nicole
bought 3$ pounds of chickenat $0.89
per pound. How much did she pay for
bones? (Round your answer to the
$nearest cent.)
TOPIC 6e: Using a Calculator:
Operations with Fractions
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Answers A  I:
Use a calculator to change each fraction to a decimal. Round to the
nearest hundredth (if necessary). Then do the exercise and round
your answer to the nearest hundredth (if necessary). Find your
answer and notice the word next to it. Write this word in the box
containing the letter of the exercise.
Answers J  R:
1 38.49 CANDY I
1 43.29 MEAL
1 2.34
BEST
1 6.08
WAS
1 0.69
1 9.64
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HIS
1 0.81
SQUARE
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PIZZA
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1
1
1 33.06 CRACKER I
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What Did the Food Critic Say
About the Restaurants in Australia?
Find the value of each expression. Use the values for the variables given in the chart
below. Write the letter of each exercise in the box under its answer.
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* * * Test of Genius * * *
@ Look at the three views of the same
@ How much time is left on this parking
cube below. What letter is on the face
opposite H, A, and Y?
meter?
@ Place the digits 1 through 9 in the nine
squares to form a correct addition. Can
this be done in more than one way?
@ You have a bucket that holds 4 gallons
of water and a second bucket that
holds 7 gallons of water. The buckets
have no markings. How can you go to
the well and bring back exactly 5
gallons of water?
000
+a00
@ A pail with 40 washers in it weighs 500
@ Suppose you were a detective and
grams. The same pail with 20 washers
in it weighs 420 grams. How much
does the pail weigh?
As a prize, a contest winner gets to
draw out one bill at a time from a box
containing 10 fivedollar bills, 10 tendollar bills, and 10 twentydollar bills.
The drawing ends when 3 bills of the
same denomination are drawn, and, of
course, the contest winner keeps
whatever he has drawn. What is the
largest sum of money that can be won
under these conditions?
found these tracks on some damp
ground. Do you have any ideas about
how they were made?
Why are 1980 pennies worth almost
$20?
@ The toothpicks in the drawing have
been arranged to form four squares.
Remove two of the toothpicks and
leave only two squares.
TOPIC 7b: Test of Genius
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Learn to Read ~aseballcards?
Some Friendly Advice
SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE" IS HIDDEN IN THE RECTANGLE TO FIND IT
Clrcle letters next to each given number to show dw~s~b~hty
by 2.3, 5.9. or 10 Wr~tethe arcled letters on
the line at the right Also wrlte the letters, In order Into the boxes at the bottom of the page HINT Two o l
the glvennumbers are not drv~s~ble
by 2. 3, 5 9, or 10, no letters will be nrcledlor thesenumbers
Each row across has 6 boxes. Only three of them contain a number
divisible by the given number. Circle these three numbers in each row.
Notice the numberletter above each circled number. Write the letter i n
the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
d i v i s i b l e by 2
10T
21D
12H
9U
825
135
divisible by 3
46
4Y
divisible by 5
3E
18L
9,701
38.669
60
2R
16T
7A
21S
913
7.085
20T
18H
15V
1S
8.542
151
11S
1T
5,483
19E
9A
608
148
437
divisible by 2
5T
divisible by 3
119
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10
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99.057
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84.494
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Rules
NOTE: Ask students which numbers have exactly 2 factors (prime numbers)
and which numbers have an odd number of factors (perfect squares). You
might have students look for numbers whose "factor tower" has a given
number of "stories."
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OIVISI~IIIIY
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RUI~S
NOTE: You might have students list all the factors in pairs (or in ascending
order) after completing each exercise.
Why Do Pins Get Lost?
Factor Towers
C~rcleeach factor of the glven number Then wnte the letters from the boxes that
do notcontarn factors on the l~neat the r~ght
Wr~tea pacr of factors ~neach "story" of the factor tower Then count the
number of drfferentfactors and write t h ~ snumber ~nthe blank
ow
6
Number of
factors
f2fj
factors
factors
&
fij$
4.4
Factors (3)
o f S 2 P T
2 x 7
1 x 1
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factors
3 @ 1 8
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factors
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16
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Number of
Number of
HEADED
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factors
Number f
factors
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factors
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factors
Number of
factors
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ANSWERS
What D o You Call It When a Bunch o f Kids
Throw Crayons and Poster Paint at You?
For each exercise, find tne two factors that are missing and write them in the blanks.
Cross out the box containing your answer. When you finish, write the letters from the
remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
@ Factors of 21.
Factors of 8:
( 1 , 4 , 2 . a 1
(ls3,Z.AI
@ Factors of 36:
@ Factors of 20:
(1, 2 , 5 , 2 0 , & .
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@ Factors of 15:
( 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 , 9 .12.36, _(b.
a
1
@ Factors of 13:
il.fi1
(1q5f3.fi1
@ Factors of 28:
@ Factors of 60:
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(1,2,3,4,5,6,10,15,30,60,~,~
(1, 2 , 7 , 2 8 , 3 ,
@ Factors of 18:
@ Factors of 40:
( 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 ,10, 40.
A,
@ Factors of 66:
(1.2.6.18.3.~)
@ Factors of 45:
a,
33)
fi
(I. 3 . 5 . 4 5 . 3 .
(1, 2,3,6,22,66,
@ Factors of 100:
@ Factors of 96:
(1,2,4,10,20,50,100,~,~)
(1.2,3.4.6.12.l6,24.48,96._8.~
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Numbers Less lhan 50
TOPIC 1b: Factors
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NOTE:You might use this page to show students the Sieve of Eratosthenes.
What's Wrong With Getting a Haircut?
PRIME TIME
Cross out each box containing a number that is not prime. When you're finished, only
the boxes containingprime numbers will be left. Write the letters from these boxes into
the spaces at the bottom of the page.
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ANSWERS
TOPIC 1d Prime and Composlle Numbers
Numbers Less lhan 100
TOPIC 1.d. Prime and Composite Numbers:
Numbers Less than 100
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NOTE: Space is provided for students to draw factor trees for the first 9
exercises.
W h y Did the Horse Eat With
Its Mouth Open?
Why Did the Dog Have to Go to Court?
Write the prime factorization for each number. Find your answer in the answer list.
Write the letter of the answer in each box containing the number of the exercise.
Write the prime factorizationfor each number. Find your answer in
er of the answer in each box
Answers 1  3:
@ 22x5
@2x3
@ 2 x32
@ 32x5
2 x 3 ~ 5
Answers 4  6:
3L~5
02 ~ 3 x 7
g3*
5 z3%3
~
2 ~ 3 x 7
~ 5
@ 32x5
@ 22x5
@ 2 x52
@ 2~3x52
@ 23x3
Answers 7  9:
@ 23x11
022.3.7
02x3~11
@2x32~7
2%3%ll z 3 x 5
2'~3%7
@ 63x
@ 4 8 ~ @ 23x5
0 3 2 x 7
@ 9 8 1
@ 3 9 ~ @ 3x13
@ 24x32
@88T
@32x11@23~11
144K
24x3
0 2 x 7 2
4
@
~24x3
@Z6
2 x 3 ~ 7
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TOPIC 19. Prtme Factor~zal!on
@z4x5
@ 1,000
G 23x3~5
B 23x53
@ 2 ~ 3 ~ x 7
@34x5
2 ~ 5 2 ~ 1 3
E : 21
17 14
12 16
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HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A SHARK LIKES YOU?
Why Did Igor Spend 10
Years Studying Geology?
Find the greatest common factor (GCF) for each pair of numbers. Write the letter next to the
answer in the box containing the exercise number. If the answer has a @, shade in the box
instead of writing a letter in it.
@ GCF of 14 'and 21 7
Answers 1
@ GCFof10and12 2
@ GCF of 15 and 25 5
@ GCFof6and15 3
@ GCF of 36 and 27 q
@ GCF of 22 and 33 11
@ GCF of 60 and 20 20
@ GCF of 24 and 30 6
@ GCF of 8 and 15 1
@ GCF of 28 and 12 4
@ GCFoflBand40 2
@ GCFof 64and 16 16
@ GCF of 30 and 75 15
@ GCF of 180 and 54 10
15
H E
14 12 19
09
0 1 1
@ 5
0 1 2
@ ~ ~ ~ o f 3 a n d(55
LCM of 7 and 21
2I
@ 6
0 2 0
LCMof4and6
12
LCM of 10 and 70
70
@30
LCMof2and9
18
LCM of 5 and 2
10
@ LCM of 10 and 4 20
LCMoflSand9
45
@ LCMof9and12 g d
LCMof 11 and8
88
30
LCMof 12and20
60
180
88
Answers 8 14:
@ GCF of 30 and 50 10
@ GCFof36and12 12
@ GCF of 100 and 250 50
@ I
0
@ GCFof l 2 a n d 9 3
@ GCF of 24 and 16 8
@ GCF of 45 and 20 5
@ GCF of 12 and 42 6
Find the least common multiple (LCM) for each
pair of numbers. Look for your answer in the set
of boxes under the exercise. Write the letter of
the exercise in the box containing the answer.
 7:
@ 1
@ 3
a 1 0
@ 5
a 1 2
@15
0 4 0
0 5 0
@ LCM of 6 and 5
36
45
72
klE
70
18
0
1
T A K E S
16
0 1 6
17
@24
6
20
A M O T H E R
18 11
B I T E
20
90
21
12
B E
T O
LCMoflOand6
30
LCM of 7and8
LCMof25andlO
LCMof45andl5
56
50
LC5
.
LCM of 30 and40
120
LCM of 24 and 9
72
40
150
8LCMof8andlO
18
40
@ LCM of 9 and 4
36
LCMof6and9
180
30
18
50
48
'
120
45
24
72
36
56
S T A R
R O C K
TOPIC 1g: LsaslCommon Multiple (LCM)
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10
75
13 10 21
30
~4
a
6
15
@ LCMof15and25 7 5
@ LCM of 8 and 6
@ LCM of 4 and 8
60
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ANSWERS
How Do You Get 27 Kids to Carve a Statue?
What Did Captain Hook Say in the Bakery?
Find the GCF or LCM for each exercise. Draw a straight line connecting the square
by the exercise to the square by its answer. The line will cross a number and a letter.
Write the letter in the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
Find your answer for each exercise at the bottom of the page and write the letter of
the exercise above it. (Do not reduce answers.)
I. Write a fraction for the part that is shaded.
GCF of 6 and 10
@ GCF of 22 and 99
120
@ GCF of 30 and 18
@ GCF of 9 and 16
@ GCF of 70 and 21
@ LCM of 4 and 10
30
60
2
*+
@ LCM of 12 and 8
48
@ LCM of 25 and 4
@ LCM of 40 and 12
@ LCM of 15 and 75
@ GCFof 10and15
@ LCM of 10 and 15
@ GCF of 20 and 8
@) LCM of 20 and 8
@) GCF of 12 and 15
@ LCM of 12 and 15
@ GCF of 18 and 36
@ LCM of 18 and 36
@ GCF of 24 and 16
@ LCM of 24 and 16
40
11
24
11. Write a fraction for the part named.
18
8
20
75
@ shaded @ u n s h r
12
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36
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H A Y E
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10
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striped
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@ shaded @ unshaded
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Pan 01 a Reg~onor Sel
TOPIC 1.h: Review: GCF and LCM
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What Did the Boy Snake Say to the Girl Snake?
How Do You Turn a Banana into a Vegetable?
Write a fraction for the length of the bar above each number line. Find your answer at
the bottom of the page and write the letter of the exercise above it.
Divide each number line as indicaled. Then locate the given numbers. Write the letter
of each exercise above the number line at the correspondingpoint.
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A Length on the Number Llne
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A Polnt on the Numbar Line
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.NOTE: For Part I, you might have students also estimate the fraction that is
not shaded.
What Is Rock 'N9
Roll?
0.
For each exercise, write >, <, or = in the
Circle the appropriate numberletter
Write the letter in the matching numbered box at the bottom of the page.
W h a t Did the Mermaid Do on Saturday Night?
For each exercise, circle the best choice. Write the letter next to your answer in the
box containing the exercise number.
I. Circle the fraction that tells about how much of each bar is shaded.
1.
3,
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11. Circle the fraction that matches the description given.
10 Close to 0
11. Close to
12. Close to 1
@+@g@&#JJ&@$@& @ + @ + @ $
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13 Close to 0
14. Close to
@+@$@%
@+@$@t
@+@)G@$
16. Close to 0
17. close to
18 Close to 1
@5@+0&@&@2
19 Less than
15. Close to 1
@f
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10 " 12
21. Less than 1
20. More than
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THE
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TOPIC 26 Comparing Fractions to
TOPIC 20
Fracl~ons
Close lo 1
0 and
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Whcrt Did the Doctor Say to the
Guy Who Thought He Was a Wigwam
One Dcry and a Tepee the Next?
Circle one fraction in each set. Notice the letter above it. Write this letler in the box
the bottom of the page that contains the exercise number.
I. Circle the fraction that is equivalent to the first fraction in the set.
11. Circle the traction that is in lowest terms.
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TOPIC 29: LowestTerms Fractions
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ANSWERS
What Did George Washington Say
To His Men On March 3?
Where can you hear MUSIC on an ocean liner?
Write each fraction in lowest terms. Find your answer at the right and mark the letter
next to it. For each set of exercises, there is one extra answer. Write the letter of this
Write each fraction in lowest terms. Find your answer in the
adjacent answer columns. Write the letter of the exercise in
the box containing the number of the answer.
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TOPIC 2.g: LowestTermsFractions
What Is the World's Most Musical Fish?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
O O @
1. Write a mixed number with the fraction in lowest terms for each shaded region.
rms for each lenered point.
I
0
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"
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l
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as a mixed number with the fra 'on in lowest terms.
A. 2 5  6
D. 50+9
B. 1 9  7
5+
E. 2 2 + 1 2
2$
1%
G. A table is 39 inches wide. Expre s this
measurement in feet.
ft
3A
u

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3
34 10
F 90 20
3T
9%
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H. Smedley ran 440 yards in 78 sec ds '
Express this time in minutes.
&In
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ANSWERS
' It knows its scales.
TOPIC 2h Meanlng 01 Mlred Numbers
TOPIC 21 Mixed Numbers and Irnpropr kact~ons
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NOTE: This is an excellent context for introducing the idea of changing 2
fractions to equivalent fractions with the same denominator, a skill students
will needfor adding and subtracting fractions.
Why Did the Football Coach Send in a
Bunch of SecondString Players?
What Happens If YOU Wdch TIT All Dcry?
Simplify each fraction on the top curve and find your answer on the bottom curve.
Draw a straight line connecting each exercise to its answer. The line will cross a
number and a letter. Write the letter i n the matching numbered box at the bottom of
the page.
12 13 14 15 16 17
10 11
For each exercise, write the missing numerator(s). Then compare the fractions.
Write > or c in each
0.
18 19 20
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H I~E O
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Simplifying Pmpr andImproperFractions
TOPIC 2k
YOU G E T SEE S I C %
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Cornparangand Orderlng Fractfons
NOTE: Space is provided for students to write equivalent fractions.
BOOKS NEVER WRITTEN
Escape to the Forest by !L
&?L
W aa
1 3 9 1 7 6
End of the Semester by
stunt hiving for Fun by
8 1 5 7
3 1 5 1 0
Do each exercise and find your answer to the right. Write the letter of the answer in
the box containing the number of the exercise. If the answer has a @, shade in the
box instead of writing a letter in it.
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%?%$
17
Why Was the Zoo Worker Fired
for Feeding the Monkeys?
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R
16 E
4L $
17
16
16
I Write each fraction in lowest terms.
10
3
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ABOVE ARE THE TITLES OF THREE "BOOKS NEVER WRITTEN." TO
DECODE THE NAMES OF THEIR AUTHORS:
For each exercise, compare the fractions or mixed numbers. Write > or c in each
Circle the letter above the LARGER number. Write this letter above the
G r c i s e number each time it appears in the code.
1.1
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2.~
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36
20
0$ 0; 0 5
2.
II. Write each improper fraction as a mixed number and each mixed number as an improper fraction.
4.
1 (E)
7.
(A)
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3$
lo.
13.
(L)
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(M)
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7%
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@+as a+@&
a+@+ @ + a +
1 5 . 1 ~ ~ (@
7 
) 7%
24
Q 2$
17. Which insect IS longer:
@ One that measures
0.
Then choose the SMALLER fraction and find it among the answers.
zl
@%@Z
a+@+
inch; or
@ One that measures $ inch?
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TOPIC 2.k
TOPIC 2.1. Rev~ew.
Smplifylngand Companng Fractions
Comparlngand Ordertng Fractbons
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ANSWERS
What Did People Say About Mr. and Ms. Snuggle
After They Camped for 99 Nights in a Row?
LAW OF THE DONUT
Estimate each sum. Under each exercise, circle the letter of the better choice.
Write this letter in the box containing the number of the exercise.
16
V greater than 1
@less than 1
F greater than 1
@less than 1
a*+$
20
G greater than 1
L greater than 1
less than 1
Q~ess
than I
@less
a++$
than 1
Y about 2
about 1
S about 2
A about 1
@+ +
about
@ A  3
R about
about
3 9 13 5
THEY
@about
15
1 10
S about
W E R E
I*
@'+A 2
2,
20
16
7
2
9
16
12
16
T d O
(235
14
1' 6
IT
I+
15
Z
15
(3%
3

@ Rugged Carpet Company installed
@&+$+:
(3%
7

100
3
5
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Then Bert and Ernie walked mile to
the park. How far did Bert w k
altogether?
mi
TENTS
TOPIC 3a: EstimatingSums of Fracltons
TOPIC 3.b
2i
@ Bert walked 6 mile to Ernie's house.
inch carpet over %inch padding.
4 17 11 7
1"5
about 1
G about 1 3
;1
18
13
@*+%23
@ A7 + ' +7 + 2 7 @ " + ' + " 15
1 5
@ A
7 + 16
L +13A
S about 1
13
P about 2
15
A about 1
@about
@ g +5 L + L
$
1%
@$+&+&
@31 +8 3 +
11 2
Q about 2
A E 
*4 2 ,+
@ about 1
10
M A K
@ S + s + l
@+++
U about 1
about 2
N about 2
@greater than 1
H less than 1
@+ + 2
13
@ about 1
TwoH A L V
4
22 12 1 2 3
@1
12 + 6
11
E greater than 1
D less than 1
than 1
Law of the Donut:
@%+&
0
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5
.
'
Do each exercise below. Find your
answer in the code and write the
letter of the exercise above it.
a%+'
P less than 1
Qgre:ter
greater than 1
R less than 1
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10 + 4
@ greater than 1
What Famous Rule of Donuts Is
Illustratedby This Picture?
01.4
Bl.3
@21 +
8 3
Addlng and Subtracting Ftact~ons
L~heOenom~nalors
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TOPIC 3c: Addlng Fracl~ons
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&
NOTE: The least common denominator is given for each exercise.
Depending on your students' skills, you may wish to delete some or all of
these denominators.
Why Are Broken Clocks S o Quiet?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, wrlte the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
1=3
+ 4
12

+ T = 15

3 = 3
+B 8
1 = + 6
1 = 3 _
+ 2
1 = 
20
+ 4

19
LO
12
12
THEY
ANSWERS
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TOPIC 3.c
Addlng Fract~ons
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1. Cross a pig with a centipede?
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1;
24
L0
12.
15
14
'15
1;
1lo1
13
7,2
1%
1121
141
2. Cross a zebra with an ape man?
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L
8
g5
s3
1_3
L 1 . & 8 1 4 $
1s
1 8 9
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&
I&
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
@$
@$
0$
+ 3
5
'&
0;
5
+s

+7
T
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T

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a++$I+ s+++rzIS o f + + ot.6 ro
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@ Jenny refinished a wooden table. She
can of varnish for a first coat,
used
can for a second coat, and
can
for a third coat. What fraction of the can
did she use in all?
A window is made using 2 panes of
glass with an air space between them.
Each pane of glass is
inch thick, and
the separation between panes is
inch. How thick is the window? 2
S in.
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TOPIC 3.4
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Subtracting FlaRlons
TOPIC 3%:Adding Fractions
NOTE: You can use Exercise 0 for a review of decimal place value.
Why Did the Boy Sheep Plunge Off a Cliff
While Chasing the Girl Sheep?
For each exercise, write an estimate of the answer. On the number line under the
exercise, find a point near your estimate. Write the letter of the exercise on the number
line at that point.
@3$+22
@3E+7$
11
82
@I$+
@l$+3&+$
@ Diane went salmon fishing with her
flags. She bought 4$ yd of red fabric.
4 9 yd of white fabric, and 3$ yd of
blue fabric. About how much fabric did
yd
she buy altogether?
father. Diane caught a fish that weighed
16% Ib. Her father caught one that
weighed 10& Ib. About how much
heavipr was Diane's fish?
Ib
12
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:
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3
20
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;
6
;
7
6 +5$15
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22
ran 4$ mi on Monday, 5 6 mi on
Wednesday, and 7% mi on Friday.
About howYar did he run altogether on
the three days?
mi
18
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Estirnat~npSums and Dinerencssof Mired Numben
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@ Mario is training for the track team. He
&
01 1 $ + ( 1 3 $  3 6 )
7 H E
14
14
27;
in. long. He cut OHa piece 3Q in.
long and used it to repair the sink.
About how long was the remainin
in.
piece of pipe?
13
@20&4+16
@ A plumber had a piece of pipe that was
03$+10+
@27$2QtS
@9++
1
0
@3&+4&+2$
@ Betsy needed some fabric to make
0 2 + + 5 +
19
20
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21
22
23
24
25
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Cryptic Quiz
1. What do you call a seafood that drives you home?
A Z L & X l L B _ A &
1 3 3 7 0 6 12+
1 3 5 lo+
1 0 3 23$
45$
8 3
1 3 3 22%
2. What does a skunk bring to church with him?
& 1 _ 5 _ L L X & P  E  d
90$
1 0 3 84+
14+
71*
46a
8$
45*
10%
14
46$
3. What does an English setter use to buy food?
o l i P o c l f i I x
A 13+ 45$ 2 3 9 71* 44$
10:
1 0 3 71*
7$.
23%
Do each exercise below and find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
+3%
@ 15$
+ 74
0 6 5
+1%
12$
i t
lo $
3f
7*
+ 8%
+ 4;

I'i
mz
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08%
+ 2%
+ :5

@ 27&
+ 44*
@ 38%
+ 51;
0 6 4 %
90%
0 9 5
23%
@ Last week, minor league pitcher Lefty
+ 34+4q+
@ 205
+ 19E
89 $
UJ
+ 29$45t
@15$
+ 8 5 + 17%
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@ It took Smedley 5+
hours to climb to
the top of a mountain. It took 3 a hours
to climb down. If he spent
hours at
the top, how long did the climb take?
Spin pitched 7$ innings on Monday
and 5% innings on Friday. How many
innings did he pitch last week
altogether?
13
f&h
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9:.
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TOPIC 39. AddongMixed Numbers.Like Denominators
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TOPIC 3.h Addlng Mlxed Numbers
What Do Mountains Breathe Through?
Do each exercise below. Find your answer in the answer columns and notice the
letter next to it. Look for this letter in the string of letters near the bottom of the page
and CROSS IT OUT each time it appears. When you finish, write the remaining
letters in the rectangle at the bonom of the page.
09$
4$
@51$
0 8 %
@20$
 5$
@37&
 125
 28$
q3&

7%
0 2 5 5
85.
@18f
16*
@67q
4 3
100

503
7
0 6 3
3$3
6$
@4+
 17
19%
5 $ ) 3 5
@ 13%
34
1
7
100
@94$
49$+55
@ When Arnold Schwarzenegger was named Mr. Universe, he had a chest measurement of
inches and a waist measurement of 32
56
than his waist?
inches. How much larger was his chest
in.
24s
sounces,
@ The maximum weight for a basketballis 22 % ounces. For a baseball it is 5+
&
and for a tennis ball it is 2 ounces. How much heavier is a maximumweightbasketball
than a maximumweight baseball?
Answers
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0 9 6
@45*
@13&
0 3 %
0 3 4 %
@5$
0 2 4 %
0 4 3 6
@3$
@50$
@13&
@3$
@%
0 1 3 3
@17+
@&
017%
@7+
@9$
@9&
@45*
Answer to puzzle:
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ANSWERS
TOPIC 3i:
vo L CA NOS F.
SubtradmpMixed Numbers Wilhwt Renaming
TOPIC 3h Adding Mlxed Numbers
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TOPIC 3.1: Subtractmg Mixed Numbers
with Renam~ng.Llke Denom~nators
TOPIC 3.k Subtracl~ngMaxed Numbers wlth Renam~ng
(2.48
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mlm
hlrn
m(2
Log_
Lll
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TOPIC 3rn. Problem Sainng: Mixed Applications
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ANSWERS
NOTE: Emphasize to students that, even though they divide to get each
answer, they are multiplying by a fraction.
W h y Did the Math Book Go On a Diet?
Estimate each product using a compatible number. Find your answer
in the Code Key and notice the letter next to it. Write this letter in the
box containing the number of the exercise.
II
I1
II
II
II
II
II
II
Esrr MATE
EST~MATE.
@ + x i 1
LJ
@+of25
@3
@ 3x48
@+of15
@$
x 19.5
@$
of 52
@$
of 303
@$
x 25.8
@$of
66.7
of 62.5
of 36
99.2
30
8
5
20
x 16.5
@$
of 82.1
10
@f
of 30
@&
x 23.5
@)hx64
@$
of 60.3
20
@$
@)
10
of 13.9
0$ of
of 77.5
Mortimer has read about
of a 298page novel.
Estimate the number of pages he has read.
@ The clothes at Trendy Togs are on sale at $ off the
regular price. About how much would you save on a suit
with a regular price of $119.50?
5
30
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TOPIC 4a: Mental Math
Fondlng a Fractlonol a Number
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TOPIC 4.b Est~mallnga Fract~on
ol a Number
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What Did the Cowboy Artist Like to Do?
Write each answer, then mark it in the
answer columns. For each set of
exercises. there is one extra answer.
Writetheletterofthisanswerinthe
corresponding box at the right.
@+
x 17
0 5 x 9 8
Gabout6
a 3 0 f
C about 6
@$of
45
Q a b o u t 19
a b o u t 20
R about 16
@)$of
706
B about 30
Q a b o u t 100
19
@$of
G about 30
Q a b o u t 11
G a b o u t 20
270
H about90
D R I A ~ ~ I I )s(G~uIA
lo
a h o f 365
Y about 80
A about 60
aU'
159
R about 14
@$of
kt IS
@ % x 2 8
K about 22
F about90
about 34
DRA
Qabout
@about
30
P about 25
70
@&
of $297.95
about $5.00
F about $30.00
D about $4.00
@+
@)$of
47
R less than 6
@ About
of the 238 students at Adams
Jun~orHigh walk to school. Estimate the
walk.
G about 90
oa;O;;,"
Abouto!, of the 387 students at Lincoln
School l~kemath. Estimate the number
who like math.
D about 300 a b o u t 360
IN
2 20 9 12
15 1 1 7 1 0
I 5 14
ORMS
WENIT
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ANSWERS
W ess than $60.00
a e s s than 30
$148.25
s o r e than $60.00
S greater than 30
cake did he eat?
1 6 ' 8 19 13 6
A P ~ P ~ELS
TOPIC 4c: Mult~plyingFractions
TOPIC 4.b Esltmaldng a Fract~on
of a Numbef
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What Has a Bottom at the Top?
Do the exercises below and find your answers in the rectangle. Shade in each
area containing a correct answer. You will get to the bottom of this mystery1
;g
@ + X & @ + X + @ + X +
g$
@ $x
3%
.
&.$
2E
a .%
@Z
55
'L0! i z
3 $;.g 3
1 2 4
35
35
3 @ & Lx 6
8
@ $ X + X G
@ $ x 5 x 3 0
I iL,
v8
6~
I3
@ $ x l 6 x *
0 2s
@ + x $ x *
2$
z ii~i
L,
T5
2
@ f i x + x $
g
g
a
x 20
15
1
2
@ + x + x $
50,
Om
15
d2 .rt4
@$
,, @ $
3*15
I*
@ A x 5 @6
!'I
0
0 UI
zi%z
@ The King's ship sank with 8 gold bars aboard.
The King paid Captain Nemo
of one bar for
finding the gold. The Captain gave of his gold
to charity. What fraction of a bar went to charity? 2
.E 8
.22
..
eo
@)
gi
cJ=
0 a
la
@ Yikes McTugg bought
$
3pound of potato salad.
He ate
of it for lunch. How much potato salad
was leR for an afternoon snack?
Ib
TOPIC 4d Mulbplytng Fract~ons
S~mpl~fytng
Belore Mull~plytng
What Is the Friendliest Kind of Airplane?
@ A bottle of root beer contains $ of a
@)
A
140 ~58  13
X 140
 ~55E 295
~ L
96 ~18 ~140
A 61 J300~ 44L 235
 E730 ~ ~ L 
liter. How much root beer is in 3 2,
bottles?
as^
&gal
2.Daff0di1:
@)
A recipe tor pancakes calls for 1 cup of
cup of milk. How
pancake mix and
much milk is needed to make
the
recipe?
c
Fill in each blank and then add to complete each exercise. Find the circled answer in
the code. Each time the answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it.
answers?
@ 1 + x 1 2 =
r
@2*x20=*+&=@
oz
@ The Avocados own a
@3
k.
Zkn
animals. Of the animals, are bears
are dogs. The rest are other
and
an~mals.How many other animals does
acre orchard.
Two fifths of the orchard is planted in
3 x 20
S$
@ Rachel has a collect~onof 40 stuffed
1 i x 48
=@
@5$x10=50
+ 5=@
@ 3 + ~ 3 0 = % + ~ = @
=*+A=
@
@7+x
=56+2 = @
(943.
=s+k=Q
=&+a=@
06% x 15
02%
=&5+&=@
@ 9%
4 6 x 50 =&O+==@
@23
is planted in orange trees?
=a+z=@
@ 4 + ~ 6
4 ounces of 14karat gold?
pleces. Being on a d~et.Matilda ate only
half a piece. What fraction of the whole
pie did she eat?
painted a mural 25 feet long. The he~ght
of the length. How high was the
was
mural?
12
14karat gold is
pure gold and
other metals. How much pure gold is in
@ A lemon pie was cut into 6 equal
@ The students at Mix Middle School
km%i%%~%=%&%
TO DECODE THESE TWO DAFFYNITIONS:
In Mr. Prime's class,
of the students
had done their homework. Of these,
had all correct answers. What fraction
of the whole class had all correct
A highspeed computer printer prints a
second. Using this printer,
page in
how long would it take to print 30
3
s
pages?
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DAFFYNITION DECODER
1. Thousand dollar bill: PA
1 d A f i
13 100 57 75 15 880 54 152 100 55
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remaining boxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
Bill made 5 gallons of fruit punch. lf
of the punch was cranberry juice, how
much cranberry juice did he use?l
1
TOPIC 4d MultiplyingFractions
Simplilying Belore Multiplying
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There are 40 students at Bali High who play
stringed instruments. Of these, play viola,
play cello, and the rest play violin. How
many students play violin?
 22
s!!
x 400 =+=
24
=+A=@
=*+A=@
x 30 = 2 7 O +
25=@
I? x 180 =ULC)+&=
@ There are 60 minutes in one hour. How many minutes are
there in 2$ hours?
1 30
@ There are 100 centimeters in one meter. How many
centimeters are there in 7% meters?
7 30
@ Amos baked 2$
ate 1
dozen chocolate chip cookies. Then he
dozen. How many cookies were left? (
HELLO C Q P T E ~
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Muxed Appl~calbons
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ANSWERS
W h y Did Mr. Wurksemhard Nickname One
Why Doesn't Orgo Ecrt Cabbage,
Corn, Chicken, Clams, Cake, or Celery?
of His Students "Mississippi"?
Write the lener of each correct answer in the box containing the number of the
shade in the box instead of writing a lener.
exercise. If the answer has a
a,
Under each exercise, circle the letter of the better choice. Write this letter in the box
containing the number of the exercise.
8
A.
Choose the better estimate.
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i x ;7
x 5+
09 3 x 2$
0
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@ ;6
206
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x 4$
about 20
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about 23
N about 22
x 7
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about 45
L about 38
10
10
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2 a x 11%
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@ 7 $ 4 3
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x :5
Q about 22
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B.
Estimate. Choose > or
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60
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50
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@ On a map. 1 inch represents 1 2 3
times as tall as he appears
in a photograph. He is 7$ in. tall in the
photograph. Estimate Amir's actual
height.
Answers 11
miles. If two towns are ;3 in. apart on
the map, estimate the actual distance
L about 60 mi(@
B about 56 in. Q a b o u t 63 in.
 21
@4+
between them.
0 2 1
@2$
about 50 mi
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93
a 2 6 x 4
400
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about 20
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about 0
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Addton. Subtraction. Multiplication
TOPIC 4.h Mull~plytng
Mixed Numbers
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What Can You Use to Cut Through Waves?
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Use the map to solve the problems below. Cross out the letter next to each correct
answer. When you finish, the answer to the title question will remaln.
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1. On Sunday, Boy Scout Troop 2 hiked from Bear Bridge to Lotus Lake, then to
Lookout Point, then to Eagle Station, and then back to Bear Bridge.
Troop 2 hike that day?
Jemiked of the distance from Lookout Point to Eagle Station and
stopped for lunch. How far had he hiked?
3, HOW much farther is it from Eagle Station to Bear Bridge than from Ea lei
Station to Lotus Lake?
4.
mi
Sierra Hiking Club took 12 tents and 20 sleeping bags on a weekend camping
trip. Each tent weighed 5f pounds. What was the total weight of the tent 7
lb
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5. Monica hiked from Bear Bridge to Lotus Lake in 1 4 hours. She spent
3 hours at the lake and then hiked back to Bear Bridge In 1
left at 9:00 A.M., what time did she get back?
6.
$ hours. If she
2:
~ P . M
The distance from Tower Rock to Owl Creek (not shown) is 2$ times the
distance from Tower Rock to the parking lot. How far is it from Tower Ro
Owl Creek?
3*Zt0ml
7, The record for the longest trout caught in Lotus Lake is 2 5 3 inches. How much
shorter than the record was the 18;inch
8.
trout that Karen caught?
7~I in.
On July 4 weekend, 180 people h~kedon the trails near Lotus Lake. Of these.
camped overnight. How many of the hikers did notcamp overnight?
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TOPIC 4.1. Problem Solnng. Us~ngData From a Map
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TOPIC 5a 01vld1ng
Fract~ons
Math Without Computing
40 c 7 4 =
53
12 c I T =
93
1 62%+
4 = 1!j*
Use the quotients in the box above to answer the following questions:
1$ yards of silk to make one skirt. How
many skirts can she make?
punch to pour into glasses. Each glass
holds 7 i ounces.
A. How many glasses ill be
completely filled?
B. How many glasses will be
needed to hold all the punch?
C. What fraction oft e last glass is
full of punch?
@ Andrea cut 62+
@ Elevator Music, Inc., has been hired to
provide 12 hours of continuous taped
music. Each tape plays for ;1 hours.
A. How many tapes will be needed
altogether? f 0
8. How many of the tap swill be
played completely?
C. What fraction f the last tape will
be played?
0
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to pack into cans. Each can holds 7 3
pounds. After completely filling as
many cans as possibl , what part of
another can is left?
e
@ Mr. Reznickis gluing ceramic tiles on a
kitchen counter 62; inches long. Each
tile is 4 inches square.
A. How many complete es are
used in each row? 1
8. How many files are needed for
each row altogether? / 6
C. In each row, what fr ction of the
last tile is used?
U,
inches of ribbon into 4
@ Nuts to You has 40 pounds of almonds
Mr. Kazoo 1s planning to build a fence
gate 40 inches wide. He plans to use
boards 7 4 inches wide. How many
boards should he buy?
@ The coach needs 12pounds of Peanut
butter to feed his football team. If he
buys peanut butter in jars containing
pounds, how many jars should he
I$
buy?
I0
@ Naoki has 6 2 3 feet of crepe paper left
on a roll. She is cutting it into streamers
4 feet long.
A. How many 4foot streamers can
she cut?
B. What fraction of streamer will be
left on the roll?&
15
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Meantngof the Ouotrent
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ANSWERS
NOTE: These problems all involve multiplication or division.
NOTE: Exercises 16 and 17 provide a forum for discussing the choice
between multiplication and division to solve problems.
What DO Sea Monsters Eat?
What Did the MS. Snerd Say When Her S o n Ate 17
ChocolateChip Waffles with 2 Pints o f Maple Syrup?
Cross out the box containing each correct answer. When you finish, write the letters
from the remainingboxes in the spaces at the bottom of the page.
Do each exercise below. Find your answer and notice the letter next to it. Look for
this letter in the string of letters near the bonom of the page and CROSS IT OUT
each time 11appears. When you finish, write the remaining letters in the rectangle at
the bottom of the page.
@ A piece of plywood 24 inches wide is
Ms. Daza bought 3 4 yards of yellow
fabric. She used of the fabric to
make a chicken costume. How much
fabric did she use?
cut into strips 2 4 inches wide. How
many strips of this width can be cut?
3
@ Julia studied math for 3
@ t i x
2+.3j.@
s t x
3+Jb=
0 1 %
6 x~
4 5 j
3 3 3 J
7' r
@6L*s
@ Farmer Brown can harvest 2$
acres of
corn in 1 day. How many acres of corn
can he harvest in 1 0 4 days?
acres
Trang than on Earth. In fact, you could
jump about 2$ times as high on Trang
as on Earth. If you can jump
@ + x $ x $ &
FISH
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10
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5
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18
16 3+
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w o o Dfr \l K N OVJ "
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16
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1
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@ 1 3 %  8 + 5 5
+&
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5 In the figure shown to the right what
O fractionalpart of the circle is shaded? 3
tS
@ A recipe for 2 dozen cookies calls for 1 s
4 3
1 0
@ Lisa is working on plans for a 12acre housing development. A
I
15
s7%
(269
park will cover 2 3 acres. and paved areas will
How many acres are left for home sites?
0 Biff earned $45 working at Happy Days DriveIn. He spent
of
of it on flowers for his girl
the money on gas for his car and
friend. How much money does he have left for the big date?
@ Martha likes to walk around a park near
Trip punch. He has already poured in
1+ gal of pineapple juice and 2; gal of
orange juice. The only other ingredient
is 7Up. How much 7Up does eorge
need?
gal
@4$h
miles per hour. At that
rate, how long will it take for a hike of 8$ miles?
(6
@4%*10e
mi
@ A backpacking club can average 2+
@ 2 + ~ + ~ 1 2 1 8
@ l * x 2 & 3 z
@ 8+
flour would be needed to make 5 dozen cookies?
I& 4 25
a + o f 4 0
@ 8 + * 3 3 2 $
@ George is making 8 gallons of Tropical
ANSWERS
@6+
@ $21
stacked to fit in a box 12 in. high?
@9&
+ 5%

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(335
2
+ 3
@) 2%
@ A record album is & of an inch thick. How many albums can be
!$
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@+
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the Colossus roller coaster. Of these.
ride it again. What
fraction of the customers ride the roller coaster twice?
i.3:
nd find your answer in the code. Each time the answer
Nuts to You sells trail mix in 16ounce packages. Half the weight is
peanuts. There are also 2 or of almonds. 1 oz of cashews. and 3
oz of raisins. The rest is chocolate chips. What fraction of the mix
is chocolate chips?
@ Six Flags Amusement Park has found that $ of its customers ride
5 33
9l
5 181 31
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9%
4
2
4
15
8 169
Joe Ravioli went running 3 days this week. He ran 2+ mi on
Monday. 2: mi on Wednesday, and 3% mi on Friday. How far did
mi
he run altogether this week?
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3. Lumber salesman:
16
A
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Solve each problem below. Find your solution and notice the two letters next to
it. Write these letters in the two boxes above the exercise number at the bottom
of the page.
15
31
1
2 91 l
l
o
16 33
l
12
10
14
4
4 5!2
2 1 6
cup of sugar to make a
dozen brownies. How much sugar is in
each brownie?
cup
Why Did Zorna Flunk the Grammar Test?
2. Fireworks salesman:
7_1_
gal
@ Sean used
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and Dlns!on
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TOPIC 5e. Problem Soc~ng:Mixed Appltcattonr
1. Muffler salesman:
gallons of
water. The water level has dropped to
of this amount. How much water should
be added to fill the aquarium?
gas per minute. How many minutes will
it take to fill a gas tank that holds
16% gallons?
rnin
How's Business?
16
@ An aquarium holds 6+
@ A gasoline pump delivers 4 3 gallons of
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turn of its wheels is about 3$ times the
tire diameter. The tires on Mike's
bicycle have a diameter of 2 4 3 inches.
How far does it travel with each turn of
the wheels?
_ZI in.
jump on Trang?
Farmer Brown can harvest 2 i acres of
corn in 1 day. How many days will it
take him to harvest 10+ acres of corn?
days
M A F FLE
ANSWER TO PUZZLE: HOW
@ The distance a bicycle travels with each
b
@ There is less gravity on the planet
23
0 1 2
s hours during
the 4 days before her last math test.
What was the average amount of time
she studied each day?
h
mi on
her house. The park is square,
each side. One morning she walked
around the park 3$ times before
stopping to rest. How far had she
walked?
mi
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TOPIC 5.1: Revlea All Opratlont wtth Ftact~ons
TOPIC 5p: PmblsmSolnng:Mixad App(ica1ions
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NOTE: This puzzle includes only fractions whose denominators are factors of
10 or 100. For this reason, decimals are easily found by writing equivalent
fractions with denominators of 10 or 100.
Why Did Karjam Get a Rat Tire?
Write the letter of each correct answer in the box containing the number of the
exercise. If the answer has a @, shade in the box instead of writing a letter.
Answers
Write each fraction as a decimal.
@+0,3
@ & 0.7
@+0.5 @
@2*2.6
8.2
@ 2 $ 2 , 1
Write each decimal as a lowestterms fraction
or mixed number.
@ 8.9
8 lo
2.2
0.3
2.6
@)
0.5
@ 0.8
0.7
03$
@8.28f
@3%
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@ 3.8 3 d
5
0 3 %
085
1 0
B 3 . 5 3 1 2
0 2.1
Answers
f
5
@ 0.4
@ 0.7
@ 0.4
@ 0.2
$
Write each fraction as a decimal.
Answers
@%o,J3@&0.07
@ f 0 , ~ 5 @ & 0 . 3 6
B0.36
m5.75
00.85
a 5 3 6
00.65
00.25
@ ~ 0 . 2 6 6 @ ~ 0 0 8 5QO.43
@) 5 2 5.63 @ 5$ 5.75
@ 5.64
BO.26
00.44
@ 0.07
@ 5.72
@ 4 g
@;
Write each decimal.asa lowestterms fraction
or mixed number.
@)
Answers
9.
0.67
0 9 2
2 50
a"' a9$
100
so
@$
@4$
TOPIC 6.b. Termtnattngand Repeating Decimals
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NOTE: This puzzle provides excellent practice to precede page C76.
Calculators are reco#pen$d.
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TOPIC 6w Terminating Dec~mals
Fractions Whose Denominators Are Factors of 10 or 100
1 %
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Where 11s Moscow?
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Each quotient in the table below is given as it would appear on an &digit hand
calculator. Use this information to do the exercises.
Find each answer at the bottom of the page. Write the letter of the exercise in the box
containingits answer.
5 + 12
+
0.4166666
39 + 64
+
9 + 32
+
0.28125
13 + 17
+
+
0.9333333
14 + 15
,,,ma@
4 + 11
0 8 0 8 8
N
2
a'I
2*
0.609375
0.7647058
0.3636363
I. Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth.
t
@+o.14
mE0.43
@+
0,740
0.42
@$
@&
O . I ~@ +
0.36 @ & 0 . 0 3
o.bl
II. Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest thousandth.
(D
@;o.417 ~ & o . z e @;
l
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0.852@$0#933
a&o*I$$ @ 4 0 . 3 b l f @ & 0.036
a g 0 . 6 ~ 9
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Ill. Write each fraction as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth. Then add or subtract.
Your answer will be a decimal very close to the actual sum or difference of the fractions.
m
2
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Ouotlents
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ANSWERS
1. What is one thing it always takes to build a house?
2. What did the boy measuring stick say about the girl measuring stick?
A
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I 2.4
E 10.9R
11.5 6.3 40.8 5.9 6.6 1.2 1.4 1.2
2.4 1.2
Use a calculator for these exercises. The table below will help you change fractions
to decimals. Do each exercise and find your answer in the code. Each time the
answer appears, write the letter of the exercise above it. (Answers are rounded to the
nearest tenth.)
FractionDecimalEquivalents
3 = 0.375
;? = 0.333
$ = 0.6
0.667
4 = 0.8
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8
0
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8
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1
a
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16
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0.625
 = 0.875
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7+
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5 x 2$6.b
@ Roger can ride his bike at an average
@ Sofia's computer is 4 3 inches high.
speed of 1 4 3 miles per hour. At this
rate, how far will he travel in 22 hours?
&mi
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She put her disk drives sidebyside on
top of the computer, then her monitor
on top of the disk drives. If the disk
drives are 2% inches high and
high is the system?
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4 7 1 + 815*9@)
in.
@ Mr. Gray drove 3879 miles and used
1 6 6 gallons of gas. How many miles
per gallon did he get?
mpg
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of the total weight of the chicken. Nicole
bought 3& pounds of chicken at $0.89
per pound. How much did she pay for
bones? (Round your answer to the
nearest cent.)
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TOPIC 6e Using a Calculator
OpBrat~onsw~thFraCt~ons
TOPIC 6.e Uslng a Calculator
Operat~ons
wnh Fract~ons
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* * * Test of Genius * * *
at
Did the Food Critic Say
About the Restaurants in Australla?
Find the value of each expression. Use the values for the variables given in the chart
below. Write the letter of each exercise in the box under its answer.
cube below. What letter is on the face
opposite H. A, and Y?
rn; rr
@ Place the digitsI through 9 in the nine
squares to form a correct addition. Can
this be done in more than one way?
There "e
man)! other
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you have a bucket that holds 4 gallons
of water and a second bucket that
I;
holds 7 gallons of water. The buckets
have no markings. How can you go to
the well and brmg back exactly 5
gallons of water?
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5 5 E
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SoIut\ons.
A pail with 40 washers in it weighs 500
grams. The same pail with 20 washers
in it weighs 420 grams. How much
does the pail weigh?
As a prize a contest winner gets to
draw out dne b111at a time from a box
containing 10 fivedollar bills, 10 tendollar bills, and 10 twentydollarbills.
The drawing ends when 3 bills of the
same denomination are drawn, and, of
course, the contest winner keeps
whatever he has drawn. What is the
largest sum of money that can be won
under these conditions?
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how they were made?
a m O m
a m
One ~ 0 ~bili+.i:
s ;
m a n w i f h wooden leg
a wheel b a r m ~
1,980 per\n;cs a r t wort).r
$90
5 The toothpicks in the drawing have
O been arranged to form four squares.
Remove two of the toothpicks and
leave only two squares.
8 or 9
6 or 7
4 or 5
3 or less
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TOPIC 7a Vat~ableExpress~onsUsmg Fracl~ons
TOPIC 7.b:
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Test of Gentus
 Superstar Genius
 Star Genius
 Genius
 Genus of the Future
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Factor To.wers
Write a pair of factors in each "story" of the factor tower. Then count the
number of different factors and writethisnumber in the blank.
Number of
factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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factors
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TOPIC Ib: Factors