Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 3, Number 11, November 17, 1997
1. Tim has put 8 glasses on the table. He has poured 2 ounces of orange juice into each glass. How much orange juice is that?
2. Alex has poured 16 ounces of milk into 8 glasses. He's poured exactly the same amount into each glass. How many ounces of milk has Alex poured into each glass?
3. Megan opened a 16 ounce bottle of soda. She drank 8 ounces of the soda. How much soda was left?
4. There are 127 boys and 134 girls at George Washington Elementary School. How many children are at the school?
5. There are 1,275 spaces in our new parking garage. At this moment, only 63 spaces are vacant (empty). How many vehicles are in the parking garage?
6. There are a dozen boys at Brad's party. There are twice as many girls at the party. How many children are at the party?
7. Casandra has eight math problems to solve for homework. Chris has only half a dozen problems for homework. How many more problems does Cassandra have than Chris?
8. Richard walks 5 miles a day, every day! Which equation represents the number of miles he expects to walk in November?
a. 30 + 5 = 35
b. 30 - 5 = 25
c. 30 x 5 = 150
d. 30 / 5 = 6
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