1. My friend and I each had a piece of paper the same shape. We each cut our shape in halves but when I looked I saw that my halves were a different shape than my friend’s halves. What might our original pieces of paper have looked like?

2. Teddy’s sister draw a shape on his notebook. The shape makes him think  of a rectangle, but it is not a rectangle. what could the shape be? Explain your answer.


1. A school cook has 9 1/2 gallons of milk. If each child receives one cup of milk with their lunch, how many children can the cook serve? How many gallons would the cook need to serve 160 students? Explain your answer.

2. Andy has made a puzzle. He takes a whole circle and cuts the whole into half. He takes the half and cuts it in half. Finally he takes the small piece he cut and cuts that in half. How many of these small pieces can he put together to make the same size rectangle that she startet with? Explain your answer.

3. Draw a small rectangle. Draw a bigger rectangle that the smaller one is part of. Tell what fraction of the big recrangle the small one is.

1. The pet store has 37 gold fish. The manager needs to buy fish bowls for the fish. She can only put three fish in each of the fish bowls. How many bowls does she need to buy?

2. Tyson has 7 cows, 4 horses, and  some chickens on his farm. How many legs do the farm animals have in all? Explain your answer. Could there be 33 legs in all?

3. The Cardinals and Raiders needs  49 points to win a game. The Cardinals’ score is less than 28 points. How many points did the Raiders need win the game?

4. If a chicken lays 3 eggs a day, how long will it take the farmer to collect 5 dozen eggs?

5. One worker at Kroger Bakery can make 24 loaves of bread in one hour. Each worker has an 8 hour shift. At the end of the shift, the worker must pack his or her bread into cartons. If each carton contains the same number of loaves, what are some possible ways to pack the loaves into cartons?

6. What if you had 24 pieces of candy for yourself and some friends? How many friends could you share the candy with and how many would you each get? Remember to be fair and share the candy equally. Show and explain how you solved the problem. What happens if you share the 24 pieces of candy with a different number of friends? Show and explain how you solved the problem. How many different ways could the candy be shared equally among friends?

7. Choose two numbers and compare them. Which one is smaller and how much smaller. Tell how you know.

1. Given the following number line, place an x where 324 is approximately |300——————————-400| Explain with words how you determined where the x should be placed.

2. Mrs. B. left school at 3:25. She had to stop at the Dr’s office, that was 15 minutes from school. Then, she went to the grocery store. It took her 30 minutes to buy what she needed for dinner. After going to the store she drove home. What time could Mrs. B. have gotten home? Explain how you got your answer with words or pictures.

3. Dan had some money, all dollar bills larger than $1. He bought a movie for $16.50 and spent $6.50 on candy. Explain how much money Dan could have started with.

4. Look at a page of a story book that has both text and picture. Which area is greater? The area for the text or the area for the picture?

1. Use pattern blocks to make shape pictures. Use as many different shapes as you can. Describe the properties of your picture and tell why you used those  shapes.

2. Hoe are these shapes alike? How are they different?



3. select one shape. Cut it in 5 pieces. Give it to your friend to put together.



1. What can you find in your classroom that is around as long as your legs?

2. Describe one object that  is shorter than your height. Tell how you know it is shorter.

3. Describe one thing that weight less than your bag. How you know it weights less than the bag?

4. you want to buy a plastic cover for your table. what do you need to measure and how would you measure it?


1. A two digit number has more tens than ones. what could the number be? how do you know your number is correct?

2. How are the number 10 and 14 alike? how are they different?

3. Replace the box with valued from 1 to 9 to make each problem true. you can use each number as often as you want.

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1. Show the number 5 in as many different way as you can.

2. The answer is 6. what is the question.

3. Cindy had a party. She invited two guests. Her guests each invited four guests, and then those guests each invited three guests. How many people were at Cindy’s party? Explain how you determined your solution.

4. Make up a subtraction question where there is a 4, a 5 and a 6 somewhere in the question or answer.


1. Consider the outline of the figure below. Investigate how to cover up that outline by arranging different blocks to fit into the space exactly.  If you were to use only one type of block, which block can be used to cover the outline?






1. You have 10 different rods – each a different color and a different length.  If you use just the red rods and put them together in a train (one next to each other), what other length rods could you make? List the other rods by color. Explain why only some rods work.