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?