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Fun 5-Minute

Math Practice Pages


Grades 6 8
By Denise Kiernan

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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mountains of Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Skill: Multiplication
Fishing for Remainders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Skill: Division
Savings Multiplication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Skill: Order of operations
Camp Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Skill: Mean, median, and mode
If the Shoe Fits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Skill: Lowest common multiples
Stocking Up on Fractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Skill: Comparing fractions
Some Fractions Are Created Equal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Skill: Equivalent fractions
Freddys Fraction Swap Meet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Skill: Adding and subtracting fractions
Whole in One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Skill: Adding and subtracting fractions
And the Winner Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Skill: Averaging and ranking decimals
Marathon Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Skill: Rate and time
Attention All Shoppers! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Skill: Adding and subtracting decimals
Thanksgiving Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Skill: Multiplying with decimals
Decimals in Space! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Skill: Multiplying with decimals
Per Cents! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Skill: Percents
Household Help From Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Skill: Percents and fractions
Math Tax! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
\Skill: Computing with percents
Fraction Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Skill: Converting fractions into decimals
The Case of the Missing Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Skill: Geometry, triangles
Sports Time!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Skill: Circle graphs

Squaring Squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Skill: Squaring
Recipe for Math Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Skill: Multiplying fractions
Mixed Number Mix-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Skill: Multiplying fractions
Flipping Fraction Flapjacks! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Skill: Dividing fractions
Pass the Fractions, Please! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Skill: Dividing fractions
Year-End Sale! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Skill: Comparing fractions, decimals,
and percents
Recycling Percents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Skill: Comparing fractions, decimals,
and percents
Maths Got It Covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Skill: Geometry, area and perimeter of
rectangles and squares
Pyramid Paint Job! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Skill: Geometry, area of triangles
Math Goes Round and Round . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Skill: Geometry, circumference and area of circles
Pooch Pools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Skill: Geometry, complex shapes and areas
Tornado Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Skill: Charts
Touchdown Math! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Skill: Algebra
First-Rate Math. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Skill: Rate
Bugging Out with Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Skill: Scale
Soda Pop Proportions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Skill: Proportions
Metric Madness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Skill: Measurement, metric conversion
Putting it All Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Skill: Word problems
The Last Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Skill: Word problems
Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Coordinate Scavenger Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25


Skill: Coordinate points

Introduction
Welcome to Fun 5-Minute Math Practice Pages, a great way to reinforce
basic math skills! The exercises in this resource can be used for assessment,
review, test preparation, or practice.
The Table of Contents lists each practice page and the skill that it covers.
The pages have been written with the latest NCTM (National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics) Principles and Standards in mind. Each page
includes simple, clear directions for the students, allowing them to complete
the pages independently. The pages also work well as homework assignments
or for extra credit.
I hope youll find that the activities are useful and fun math practice for
your students and that they provide you with additional math practice
options throughout the school year.

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Enjoy!

Multiplication
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Mountains of Math
Its a long way to the tophave you packed your math? Start with each climber's
number and multiply it by the number written on the first flag. Write the answer
you get on the blank near the flag. Then take that answer and multiply it by the
number on the next flag. Continue multiplying until you get to the top of the
mountain.

1.

3.
(5)

______

(4)

(3)

______

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(4)

(2)______

(4)

(3)

______

(2)

______

______

______

(1)

______

4.

(5)______

(5)

______

(4)

(2)
(3)

______

______

(1)

2.

(5)

______

______

______

(3)

(1)

______

______

(2)

______

(1)

______

______

Division
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Fishing for Remainders


Can you help these fish get ready for the annual Ocean Waves Dunk and Dive Derby?
Each school of fish has to divide into teams, and not everyone will get to compete.
There must be exactly 13 fish on each team. Find out how many teams will compete
from each school and how many fish will be waiting on the bench.
1. Waterville High Guppies: 1,874 fish
Number of teams_________
Remainder_________

2. Bay Area Starfish: 2,744 fish


Number of teams_________
Remainder_________

3. Pacific High Sharks: 899 fish


Number of teams_________
Remainder_________

4. Reef Central Sea Horses: 2,222 fish

5. Mid-Atlantic Swordfish: 1,960 fish


Number of teams_________
Remainder_________

How many fish in all will be on the bench? _______________________

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Number of teams_________
Remainder_________

Order of operations
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Savings Multiplication
Saving for a rainy day? Well, start with just a few cents, and before you know it,
it could be pouring! That is, if you use a little multiplication. Heres how:
1. Start by saving 1 penny.
2. Each day, save 2 times as much as you did the day before.

Day

Amount Saved That Day

Total Amount Saved

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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14
15
16
17
18
19
20
How much would you save after 20 days? ____________

Mean, median, and mode


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Camp Average
Averages are everything here at Camp Average. Help these campers find the mean,
mode, and median of their groups. If necessary, round your answer to the nearest tenth.

1. Group 1
Mean __________
Mode __________
Median ________

2. Group 2
Mean __________
Mode __________
Median ________

3. Group 3
Mean __________
Mode __________

4. Group 4
Mean __________
Mode __________
Median ________

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Median ________

Lowest common multiples


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

If the Shoe Fits . . .


Help our shopkeeper get his pairs of shoes back together. Draw a line to match each
shoe with two numbers to the shoe that has the lowest common multiple of those
two numbers.
3, 4

10

15, 10

18

8, 10

20

48

9, 4

8, 6

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5, 10

12

7, 5

36

6, 9

24, 16

4, 10

40

35

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Comparing fractions
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Stocking Up on Fractions
These stocks are quite a bargain, but which is the least expensive and which is the
most expensive? To find out, youll need to compare the fractions by changing
them to like fractions. Then, rank the companies from 1 to 8, 1 being the cheapest
and 8 the most expensive.

DVDs R Us
Stock value:

2.

6
__
16

1
__
4

Stock value:

5
__
12

6.

7.

Rank:_____

Rank:_____

5
__
8

Rank:_____

Coast to Coast
Rollercoasters, Ltd.

Stock value:

8.

2
__
3

Computer Cats
Software

Stock value:

Rank:_____

Cheesy Charlies Pizza

Worldwide
Waterslide Co.

Stock value:

Rank:_____

Turbo Track
Shoe Sellers, Inc.

Stock value:

4.

Rank:_____

Popcorn Emporium

Stock value:

3.

3
__
5

5.

7
__
9

Rank:_____

Raging Rock West Coast


Concert Promotions

Stock value:

5
__
10

Rank:_____

Which stock is most expensive? _______________________________


Which stock is cheapest? _______________________________________

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Equivalent fractions
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Some Fractions Are Created Equal

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These fractions have lost their dance partners. But thats okayyou can play
matchmaker by using equivalent fractions. Draw a line from each fraction to its
equivalent.

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Adding and subtracting fractions


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Freddys Fraction Swap Meet


Freddy is ready to make a swap. Are you? He begins by giving away a portion of
the fractions he arrived with for another fraction. Continue trading fractions until
the end of the swap meet.
Freddy arrived at the Saturday Swap Meet with his fraction 2

3
__
.
8

1
3
__
__
He gives Leo 4 in exchange for 8.
3 __
1
1. 2 __

= ____
8
4
3 = _____
2. Your answer from above + __
8

He gives Lucy

2
1
__
__
in exchange for 5 .
2

3. _____ _____ = _____


4. _____ + _____ = _____
2
4
__
__
He gives Ariel 5 in exchange for 5 .

5. _____ _____ = _____

1
1
__
__
He gives Mikey 3 in exchange for 4 .

7. _____ _____ = _____


8. _____ + _____ = _____

2
4
__
__
He gives Diane 6 in exchange for 3 .

9. _____ _____ = _____


1 0. _____ + _____=

_____

At the end of the swap meet, what fraction is Freddy left with? ___________

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6. _____ + _____ = _____

Adding and subtracting fractions


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Whole in One
On this course, the whole is the goal! Each of our players is starting with the number
7. As each competitor moves through the course, different fractions are subtracted
from his or her total. Write your answers in the blanks provided as you go along.
The runner who arrives at a whole number first, wins.
Fearless Felix

- _5_
16

1
-_
2

_______

1
_
8

_______
- _6_
24

_______
11
- __
16

_
-3
8

_______
4_
-7

_______

_______
_
-5
8

_______
7
- __
18

_______
_______

Rapid Rosa
- _3_
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-_
4

_______

_______
_
-7
12

_______

3
__
36

_______
- _3_
11

5
- __
24

_______
1_
-4

_______
1
- __0
40

_______
1
- __
4

_______

_______
Which runner won? __________________

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Averaging
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

And the Winner Is . . .


Its the finals of the skating competition and the scores are in! But wait a minute
they havent been averaged yet. You can help. First find the average score for
each skater. If necessary, round the score to the nearest hundredth. Then rank the
skaters according to their score. The skater with the highest score wins. Write the
answers in the blanks provided.
Icemaster Ike
Scores: 8.7 5.5 9.0 5.6 6.8 7.2 4.5 7.9 6.7 8.2
Average: __________

Alexandra Glider
Scores: 5.8 7.6 4.9 8.8 7.9 6.6 5.9 4.7 6.6 5.5
Average: __________

Double-Axle Dave
Scores: 4.4 5.5 6.6 7.7 8.8 9.9 6.7 7.6 8.7 9.8

Ima S. Kater
Scores: 6.5 7.4 2.9 9.8 9.9 6.5 8.7 7.4 5.8 8.7
Average: __________

________________
First Place

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________________
Second Place

________________
Third Place

________________
Fourth Place

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Average: __________

Rate and time


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Marathon Math
On your mark, get set . . . GO! Wholl win our math marathon? To find out, use the
clues given below to calculate how long it will take each of our runners to finish the
race. A marathon is 26.2 miles long. Use the boxes to do your calculations. Better
get started!
1. Carrie runs the first mile in 6 minutes, the next 5 miles at a rate of
6 minutes and 30 seconds per mile, and the rest of the race at a
rate of 7 minutes per mile.

How long does it take Carrie to finish the race? _______________

2. Samantha runs every mile at the same rate, 6 minutes and 45


seconds.

How long does it take Samantha to finish the race? _____________

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3. Taylor runs the first 13 miles at a rate of 6 minutes and 10 seconds


per mile, and the last 13.2 miles at a rate of 7 minutes and 10
seconds per mile.

How long does it take Taylor to finish the race? _______________

Who finished first?__________________________

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Adding and subtracting decimals


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Attention All Shoppers!


Its coupon day and our shoppers are ready to rack up the savings! Both arrived at
the store with $50. How much money will each one have left? Add up item costs and
subtract coupon amounts for each shopper\. Then answer the question below.

Shopper Number 1:

Amount spent $________

Amount saved $________

Amount left $________

Amount saved $________

Amount left $________

Amount spent $________

There are different ways to do this activity. Which way did you do it? ______________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

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Shopper Number 2:

Multiplying decimals
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Thanksgiving Inf lation


Want to re-create the first Thanksgiving? All you need are a hundred or so guests
and lots of food. At todays prices, this feast will cost you big bucks! How much?
Read the table below and fill in the prices by multiplying the number needed by
pounds per item and cost per pound.

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Item

Number of
Items Needed

Pounds
Per Item

Price
Per Pound

Turkey

14

16

$4.50

Lobster

140

1.25

$7.99

Goose

20

12

$3.89

Rabbit

47

$4.79

Venison (deer)

100

$12.99

Cornbread

700

$3.66

Pumpkin

14

10

$1.09

Total
Price

What is the total cost of the meal? ____________________


Source: The New York Times

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Multiplying decimals
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Decimals in Space!
How much do you weigh on Jupiter? Well, you dont
have to hop on the next rocket ship to find out. All
you need is a little math and our Cosmic Conversion
Chart. Read each question below. Then use the
conversion chart to find the answers. Write your
answers in the spaces provided.
1. Astronaut Angela weighs 135 pounds on
Earth. How much does she weigh on

4. Say a dune buggy for planet driving weighs

a. the Moon? __________

2,380 pounds on Earth. How much would


it weigh on

b. Uranus? ____________

a. Pluto? ______________

c. Mars? ______________

b. Neptune?____________
c. Venus?______________

2. A backpack full of school books weighs

5. How much would you weigh on each of

13.4 pounds on Earth. How much does it


weigh on

these different planets?

a. Jupiter? ____________

Jupiter_______ Saturn______ Uranus______

b. Mercury? __________

Neptune______ Pluto________

Mercury_______Venus_______ Mars_______

c. the Sun? ____________

3. The American flag and pole that were


placed on the moon weighed 8.5 pounds
on Earth.
a. How much did they weigh on the
Moon? ____________
b. How much would they weigh on
Saturn? ____________

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Planet, Sun, or Moon


Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Moon
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto

Multiply weight
on Earth by
27.90
.38
.91
1.00
.17
.38
2.36
.92
.89
1.12
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Cosmic Conversion Chart

Percents
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Per Cents!
These cents make sense when it comes to working with percents! Remember: There
are 100 cents in every dollar, so calculating percents with money is a snap! Read the
questions below and look at the group of coins listed, then calculate what percent
each group of coins is equal to.
1.
=

_____ percent of $1?

_____ percent of $1?

2.
3.
=

_____ percent of $1?

4.
=

_____ percent of $5?

_____ percent of $10?

_____ percent of $3?

_____ percent of $4?

_____ percent of $6?

_____ percent of $18?

_____ percent of $9?

5.
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8.
9.
10.

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Percents and fractions


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Household Help From Decimals

3
__
4

38% can be used to relieve a toothache

1
2. powdered milk __

60% can help get gum out of your hair

3
3. petroleum jelly __

52% can soothe a sunburn

1. vinegar

4. cola

5
__
6

25% can dry up pimples

5. hot sauce

3
__
8

78% can relieve itching from chicken pox

6. salt

5
__
9

75% can eliminate kitchen odors

7. yogurt

15
__
29

33% can be used as house paint

8. oats

7
__
9

83% can be used to clean your toilet bowl

9. toothpaste

1
__
4

56% can be used to keep fleas away


Source: Paint Your House With Powdered Milk and
Polish Your Furniture With Panty Hose by Joey Green.

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Some people have some pretty smartand pretty strangeuses for things around
the house. Here are just a few. Match each percent to its fraction equivalent and
youll find a wacky use for some common household items. When necessary,
round up to the nearest percent.

Computing with percents


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Math Tax!
You finally got that after-school job and here comes your first paycheck. But wait
some of your money is missing! Thats taxes. To find out how much these kids had
to pay in taxes, use math to calculate.

1. Alan makes $150 a month and gets taxed 15%.


a. How much money does he have to pay in taxes?
____________
b. How money does he get to take home?
____________

2. Erin makes $300 a month.


a. How much would she make in one year if
no taxes were taken out? ____________
b. How much would she bring home in one month if
she is taxed 17%? ____________
c. How much would she take home in one year if she is taxed 17%? ____________
d. How much in taxes would Erin pay in one year? ____________

3. Sarah lives near the state line and has a part-time job in each of two states.

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In one state, she makes $200 a month and gets taxed 16%. In the other state,
she makes $150 a month and gets taxed 14%.
a. How much money did Sarah earn altogether in one month, before
she paid her taxes? _________________
b. How much did Sarah pay in taxes on the $200 she earned? ____________
c. How much did Sarah pay in taxes on the $150 she earned? ____________

4. Cary wants to save enough money to buy a used car that costs $1,500.
He makes $325 a month before taxes. He is taxed 18%.
a. How much money does he get to keep each month? ____________
b. How many months will it take for him to save up
enough money to buy the car? _________________

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Converting fractions into decimals


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Fraction Magic
Can you perform some fraction magic! For your first trick, try changing these
fractions into decimals. If necessary, round each decimal to the hundredths place.
Then, rank the decimals from smallest to largest by writing them from left to
right in the blanks provided. And for your grand finale, use the key below to
complete the riddle. Youre on!
Fraction
Decimal

2.

1
__
2

2
__
3

2
__

______
______

______

4.

5
__

______

5.

4
__

______

6.

7
__
10

______

7.

11
__
13

______

8.

8
__

______

8
__

______

7
10. __

______

3.

9.

8
9

15
9

12

Rank the decimals from smallest to largest:

____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
T
H
B
T
A
E
E
L
F
R
Q: What does Mr. Fraction call Mrs. Fraction?
A: My ___
.5

22

___ ___
.67 .4

___ ___
.53 .63

___
.89

___
.44

___ ___
.58 .7

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Geometry: triangles
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

The Case of the Missing Angle


The search is on. These triangles are all different, but they have one thing in
commoneach is missing an angle! Where could these angles be? Not to worry.
Our detective is hot on the case and you can help her out. First, look at each
triangle. Determine what size angle will complete
that triangle. Then, write the letter of the angle on
the line near the triangle it completes.
60

1.

79

90

5. ?

________

37

________
?

2.

6.

75 70

________

93

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100

20

7.

________

e.
29

64

________

3.

a.

58

b.

43

f.

c.

60

g.

45

90

________
35
36

4.

92

________

45

8.

108

d.

36

h.

30

________
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Circle graphs
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Sports Time!
How much time do you spend each week playing sports? One hour? Two? Maybe
even three? Before you answer that question, take a look at the results of one
survey. Use the graph to answer the questions below. You will be asked to give
your answers in fractions or percents. Be sure your fractions are in lowest terms.

1. What fraction of kids play sports


2 to 5 hours a week? ____________

2. What fraction of kids play sports


8 or more hours a week? ____________

3. What percent of kids play sports


0 to 5 hours a week? ____________

4. What fraction of kids play sports


0 to 5 hours a week? ____________

5 or more hours a week? ____________

6. What fraction of kids play sports


5 or more hours a week? ____________

Amount of Time Kids Spend


Playing Sports Each Day

8 or more
hours
0 to 2 hours
24%
26%

7. What percent of kids play sports up to


8 hours a week? ____________

8. What fraction of kids play sports up to


8 hours a week? ____________

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5 to 8 hours
21%
2 to 5 hours
29%

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Coordinate points
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Coordinate Scavenger Hunt


This coordinate grid map may not show you how to get to an airport, but it will
show you where to find a skateboard! Read each question and look at the grid.
Write the name of the item or the coordinates in the blanks provided.

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1. What is located at (4, 2)? __________________________________________________________


2. Where is the mountain located (give coordinates)? ____________________________________
3. Where is the skateboard? __________________________________________________________
4. What is located at (3, 1)? ________________________________________________________
5. What will you find at (0, 3)? ______________________________________________________
6. Where can you go to find the treasure chest? ________________________________________
7. What will you find at (6, 3)? ______________________________________________________
8. Where is the bike located? ________________________________________________________
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Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Squaring Squares
What do you do to the length of a side of a square to find its area? Square it, of
course! First, look at the length of the side for each square below. Then square that
number to find the area of the square. Write your answer inside each square. Then
use your answers to solve the riddle below.
3 in.

1.

9 in.

11 in.

5.

6.

10 in.

3.
(T)
4 in.

4.

5 in.

2.
(R)

(I)

(O)
12 in.

9.

8.

(D)

(Q)
13 in.

10. 8 in.

6 in.

7.

(S)
7 in.

(U)
15 in.

12.

11.

(E)

Q: What did one quadrilateral say to the other?


A: Youre ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____!
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26

81

169 121 64 225 16

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(S)

Multiplying fractions
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Recipe for Math Success


Mmmm. You finally found the perfect tortilla recipe for your party. But waitthis
recipe only makes 12 tortillas and you need more than that. What do you do?
Multiply fractions, thats what! The chart below gives you the ingredients to make
one batch of tortillas. Multiply the amount of each ingredient by the number of
batches listed below to increase the recipe.

Ingredient

Amount needed
for 1 batch
(12 tortillas)

Amount needed
for 3 batches
(36 tortillas)

Amount needed
for 5 batches
(60 tortillas)

Amount needed
1
for 6 __ batches
2
(78 tortillas)

1
1 __ cups
3

__________

__________

__________

2
__
cup
3

__________

__________

__________

3. Salt

3
__
teaspoon
4

__________

__________

__________

4. Baking powder

1
__
teaspoon
2

__________

__________

__________

5. Vegetable

1
__
cup
4

__________

__________

__________

6. Hot water

2 cup
__
3

__________

__________

__________

1. All-purpose
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2. Whole-wheat
flour

shortening

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Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Mixed Number Mix-Up


These mixed numbers sure are mixed up! To straighten them out, first, rewrite each
mixed number correctly and in the lowest terms. Then multiply. Next, make sure
your answers are again written as mixed numbers and in the lowest
terms. Finally, answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Rewrite
Problem

Answer

1.

7
__
4

1
__
8

____________________

_____________

2.

__
3 17
6

5
2 __
3

____________________

_____________

3.

1
__
9

9
__
5

____________________

_____________

4.

10

7
1 __
5

____________________

_____________

5.

31
__
8

18
2 __
7

____________________

_____________

6.

6
9 __
5

__
8 11
5

____________________

_____________

__ x
5 20
9

__
7 10
7

____________________

_____________

20
__
11

____________________

_____________

7.
8.
9.

7
__
x
3

19
1 __
8

x 4

Which one of these problems could represent the area of a rectangle with a
1 and a width of 2 __
2 ? ___________
length of 12 __
3
5

10. Which one of these problems could represent the area of a square with a side
length of 10

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Mixed-Up Mixed
Numbers

Dividing fractions
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Flipping Fraction Flapjacks!


Reciprocals are easy when you have a cook to flip your fractions
for you! Look at each division problem written on the pancakes
below. In the second column, rewrite each problem. Be sure to flip
the second fraction each time. Then, write the answer on the line
provided, and convert your answers to mixed numbers in lowest
terms. We did the first one for you.

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Problem

Rewrite the Problem

1.

7
__

1
__

2.

1
__

1
__

3.

1
__

1
__

1
__
32

5.

4
__

6.

5 __
3

7.

6 __
4

8.

7
__

7
__
8

4
__
1

Answer
=

28
__
8

1
= 3 __
2

___________

___________

___________

___________

2
__
23

___________

1
__
32

___________

___________

2
__
3

1
__
7

1
__
6

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Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Pass the Fractions, Please!


Our cooks are ready to serve up some super chow, but theyre not quite sure how
many servings they have of each tasty treat. But they do know the amount of food
they have and what each serving size should be. You can help them figure out the
rest by dividing fractions. For each food item listed below, divide the total amount
of food by the serving size. Your answer will be the number of servings. Write it in
the space provided.
Serving Size

Number of
Servings

3
1. 8 __
cups vegetable soup

1
1__ cups
4

_____________

3
2. 3 __
cups beef stew

3 cup
__
4

_____________

1
3. 3 __
cups peas

1 cup
__
8

______________

1 cups carrots
4. 7 __

11
__ cup
12

_____________

5. 8 __
cups rice
4

3 cups
1__
8

_____________

1
6. 3 __
cups chocolate pudding

5 cup
__
9

_____________

If each guest gets at least one serving of everything,


how many guests are there? _____________

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Total Amount

Comparing fractions, decimals, and percents


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Year-End Sale!
Its the big year-end close-out sale! How much can you save? Fractions are the key
to your shopping success and savings. For each item below, look at the price and
the discount. Then write the amount of
money youll save and the final price of
each item in the blanks provided.

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Item

Original Price

Discount

Amount Saved

New Price

1. Jeans

$24.00

2
__
off
3

______________

______________

2. Tennis shoes

$38.00

43% off

______________

______________

3. Sweaters

$28.00

3
__
off
8

______________

______________

4. Tank tops

$12.00

15% off

______________

______________

5. Shorts

$18.00

1
__
off
4

______________

______________

6. Skirts

$29.00

22% off

______________

______________

7. Dresses

$34.00

4
__
off
7

______________

______________

8. T-shirts

$14.00

9% off

______________

______________

9. Overalls

$36.00

3
__
11

off

______________

______________

10. Jackets

$41.00

19% off

______________

______________

11. Hats

$12.00

20% off

______________

______________

12. Gloves

$16.00

8% off

______________

______________

13. Dress shoes

$49.00

1
__
off
6

______________

______________

14. Vests

$32.00

1
__
off

______________

______________

15. Coats

$85.00

30% off

______________

______________

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Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Recycling Percents
We're not just talking trash . . . . These trash facts
will amaze you. First solve the problem. Draw a line
from each problem to its correct answer. Then write
the answer to the question in the blank provided.
1. 15% of 80 = _____________

12: 75,000

How many trees are used to make all the copies of


the Sunday New York Times each week? _____________

2. 12% of 75 = _____________
How much trash in pounds does the average American
throw away each day? _____________

3. 25% of 660 = _____________


Since 1960, the amount of trash in pounds thrown
away by average Americans each year has increased
how much? _____________

4. 35% of 120 = _____________

7: 250 million

442: about

1
__
3

9: 4 pounds

A Styrofoam package left on the side of the road would


take how many years to decompose? _____________

5. 64% of 200 = _____________

8: 8 million

6. 8% of 100 = ___________

165: 130 million tons

About how many million miles of aluminum foil is used


in the United States each year? _____________

7. 85% of 520 = _____________

42: more than 100 years

What fraction of newspapers printed in America are


recycled? _____________

8. 14% of 50 = _____________
How many million tires do Americans throw
away each year? _____________

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In just one hour, about how many million plastic soda bottles
are thrown away in the United States? _____________

Geometry: area and perimeter of rectangles and squares


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Maths Got It Covered


Bundle up! Our quilt of math has got you covered. How much area will it cover
exactly? Thats for you to find outusing area and perimeter formulas. First, look at
the length and width of each patch. Then, find the area and the perimeter of each
square or rectangle. Finally, write your answers in the blanks within each patch.
6 in.

5 in.
4 in.

7 in.

2 in.

P = _____

A = _____

8 in.

8 in.

9 in.

6 in.
P = _____

A = _____

P = _____

P = _____

A = _____

A = _____

P=

_____
3 in.

10 in.
2 in.

5 in.
P = _____

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3 in.

A = _____

P = _____

6 in.

5 in.
11 in.

3 in.
11

A = _____

P = _____

A = _____

A = ___

2 in.

7 in.

A = _____
9

P = _____

10

3 in. 3 in.
P = _____

3 in. 12

3 in.
P = _____
A = _____

A = _____

2 in.
13
3 in.

A=

P = ___

_____
2 in.
4 in. 15
P=
_____
A=
_____

4 in.

14

P = ___

P = _____ 3 in.

A = ___

A = _____

What is the perimeter of the entire quilt? _______________________


What is the area of the entire quilt? _____________________________

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Geometry: area of triangles


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Pyramid Paint Job!


Its time for a new paint job. How much area do our painters need to cover?
Each side of a pyramid is a triangle. First, find the area of each
triangle. Then find the total surface area of each pyramid.
Write your answers on the blanks provided.
1.

Area of triangle:
_____________
Area of pyramid:

Area of triangle:

5.

_____________

_____________
B = 5 ft.
H = 10 ft.

B = 7 ft.
H = 8 ft.

Area of pyramid:
_____________

2.
Area of triangle:

6.

_____________

_____________
B = 8 ft.
H = 12 ft.

B = 4 ft.
H = 7 ft.

Area of pyramid:
_____________

B = 9 ft.
H = 6 ft.

Area of triangle:
_____________
B = 4 ft.
H = 11 ft.

Area of pyramid:
_____________

_____________

Area of triangle:

7.

3.

Area of pyramid:

_____________
Area of pyramid:
_____________

8.
Area of triangle:
_____________

Area of triangle:

4.

_____________
B = 14 ft.
H = 6 ft.

Area of pyramid:

B = 12 ft.
H = 13 ft.

Area of pyramid:
_____________

_____________
1 (bh)
Area of a triangle = __
2

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Geometry: circumference and area of circles


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Math Goes Round and Round


Whew! All these circles are getting me dizzy! Theyre everywhere! How big are they?
Thats for you to find out. Look at the measurement given for each circle. Use that
measurement to find the remaining information. Write your answers on the blanks
provided. Leave your answers in terms of pi.
1. Truck tire

4. Tricycle wheel

d = 4 ft.

d = 4 in.

r = ________

r = ________

c = ________

c = ________

a = ________

a = ________

5. Lollipop
d = 2 in.
r = ________

2. Car tire
d = ________
r = 1.5 ft.
c = ________
a = ________

c = ________
a = ________

6. Buggy wheel
d = ________
r = 2.5 in.

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c = ________
a = ________

3. Bicycle
d = ________
r = 10 in.

7. Hula hoop

c = ________

d = ________

a = ________

r = 3 ft.
c = ________
a = ________

Circumference = pi(r+r)
Area = pi(r2)

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Geometry: area of complex shapes


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Pooch Pools
These arent your ordinary dogs. These pampered pooches have their own pools.
How big are the pools? Use the measurements below to find the total
area of each dogs pool. Write your answers in the space provided.

L = 3 ft. W = 7 ft.

W = 3 ft.

1.
What is the area of the rectangle? _______________

B = 3 ft.
H = 4 ft.

What is the area of the square?

_______________

What is the area of the triangle? _______________


What is the total area?

_______________

L = 8 ft. W = 4 ft.

2.
What is the area of the rectangle? _______________
What is the area of the square?

W = 6 ft.

What is the area of the triangle? _______________


What is the total area?

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B = 6 ft.
H = 8 ft.

Charts
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Tornado Time
We have measurements for lots of different things. But have
you ever wondered how to measure the strength of something
as powerful as a tornado? Well, scientists use the Fujita scale
to do just that. The Fujita Scale is printed here. First read
through it. Then, use the information to answer the questions
below. Write your answers in the blanks provided.
Fujita Scale
Rating

FUJITA SCALE

Wind Speed

F0

4072 mph

Can break the limbs off trees and uproot small trees

F1

73112 mph

Can peel the roof off a house and push a car across the ground

F2

113157 mph

Can destroy a mobile home, uproot large trees, and throw light objects

F3

158206 mph

Can wreck the wall of a building and overturn a train

F4

207260 mph

Can destroy a home, blow down small structures, and throw cars

F5

261318 mph

Can throw and completely demolish a home, throw a car more than
300 yards, and tear the bark off trees

1. A tornados wind speed is measured at


142 miles per hour.
What is its rating? ____________________

2. An F-3 tornado is being tracked.


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Damage Level

a. What is its fastest possible


wind speed? ______________________
b. What is its slowest possible
wind speed? ______________________

4. A storm begins with winds of 35 mph.


Soon winds have picked up to 50 mph.
Finally, winds are at 110 mph.
a. When was the storm first considered a
tornado? __________________________
b. What was its initial Fujita rating? _____
c. What was its final Fujita rating? ______

5. A tornado starts out with winds of 62 mph.


a. What is its rating? __________________

3. A tornado hits, and the damage is being


assessed. A lot of trash cans have been
blown around and a few houses have
roof damage.
a. What would you estimate the rating of
this tornado to be? _________________
b. What is its fastest possible
wind speed? ______________________

b. What is the most its wind speed


can increase for it to remain at
that rating? ________________________
c. How much faster must its wind speed get
to be rated an F2? _________________
d. What is the most its wind speed can
increase to remain an F2? __________

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Algebra
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Touchdown Math!
Let the games begin! Football games that is. Use the information in the box to
figure out the winners in these games.
T
F
X
C
S

=
=
=
=
=

touchdown
field goal
extra point
two-point conversion
safety

=
=
=
=
=

6
3
1
2
2

points
points
point
points
points

Game 1
Knights 1T + 2F = ________
Rockets 1T + 3S + 1C = ________
Winners: _________________

Eagles

2T + 1C + X = ________

Bears

4T + 3X + 1C = ________

Stars

3T + 3X = ________

Kings

5T + 2X + 3C = ________

Winners: _________________

Game 3

Winners: _________________

Game 5

Sharks

2T + 3F + 2X = ________

Mustangs 3T + 2X + 1C + 2F = ________

Tanks

1T + 4F + 1C + 2S = ________

Lions

Winners: _________________

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Game 4

2T + 2X + 3F + 2S= ________

Winners: _________________

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Game 2

Rate
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

First-Rate Math

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The race is over! But were not going to tell you who won. Well tell you how far
they drove and how long it took them to do it. The rest is up to you. First, look
at the distance of each drivers race and the amount of time it took him or her to
finish. Then, divide the distance by the time to get the rate. Round your answers
to the nearest thousandth. Finally, rank the drivers from fastest to slowest.

Luis the Lapper

Cruisin Carol

Distance = .25 miles

Distance = .8 miles

Time

= 6 seconds

Time

= 10 seconds

Rate

= ___________

Rate

= ___________

Speedy Sam

Debbie Dragster

Distance = .75 miles

Distance = .55 miles

Time

= 8 seconds

Time

= 11 seconds

Rate

= ___________

Rate

= ___________

__________ __________ __________ __________

Rate = Distance  Time

First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

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Scale
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Bugging Out With Scale


These are some big bugs! Dont worrytheyre just models made with a lot of
creativity and a lot of math. What kind of math? Scale. Use scale to answer each of
the questions below.
1. A ladybug is .75 inches long. The model ladybug
is 200 times as long, or is built on a scale of 1/200.
How big is the model? _______________

2. Your pet beetle is 1.91 inches wide. The model of him is 195 times as wide,
or on a scale of 1/195.
How many inches wide is the model? _______________

3. Your beetle is 1.28 inches tall.


a. Using the same scale as in question 2, how tall is the model of your beetle? ___________
b. Using a scale of 1/210, how tall is the model of your beetle? _______________

4. A model is made of a locust. The real locust is 1.5 inches long. The scale used to
make the model is 1/250.

5. The wingspan on the real locust is 2.5 inches.


a. Using the scale from above, what is the wingspan on the model? _______________
b. If you used a scale of 1/300, what would be the wingspan of the model? _____________

6. Now work backwards. The model of the praying mantis was built on a scale of 1/360.
a. The model is 792 inches tall. How tall is the real praying mantis? _______________
b. The model is 1,332 inches long. How long is the real praying mantis? _______________

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How long is the locust model? _______________

Proportions
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Soda Pop Proportions


Youve never had sodas that pop like these! What makes them so special?
The secret ingredient, thats what. What is the secret ingredient?
We cant tell you that, but we will tell you how much secret ingredient
you need for one bottle of each of the eight flavors. Time to head
to the test kitchen to mix up a few batches. All you need are
proportions to do the rest. Read the information below.
Then set up and solve proportions to complete the chart.

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Flavor

Amount of Secret
Ingredient Per Bottle

Number of
Bottles Needed

Amount Needed

1. Elixir

.37 ounces

125

__________________

2. Slurpfest

.22 ounces

210

__________________

3. Taste Tester

.53 ounces

150

__________________

4. Yummalicious

.09 ounces

175

__________________

5. Fizzy Lizzy

.48 ounces

260

__________________

6. Yikes!

.34 ounces

245

__________________

7. 2 Too Much

.67 ounces

520

__________________

8. Slammin

.43 ounces

480

__________________

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Measurement: metric conversion


Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Metric Madness
Do you know how many kilograms you weigh? What about how many meters
tall you are? Well, our metric conversion chart should help.
Use it to answer the following questions. Write your answers
on the blanks provided.
1. A football field is 100 yards long.
How many meters long is that?
____________________________________

4. Roger used to weigh


120 pounds. Now he
weighs 59 kilograms.
a. Did he lose or gain weight?

2. Youre driving 100 kilometers per hour.


The speed limit is 55 miles per hour.
a. Are you going over the speed
limit? ______________________________
b. How much faster or slower are you
going in miles per hour? ______________
c. How much faster or slower are you
going in kilometers per hour?
__________________________________

__________________________
b. How many pounds, more
or less, does he weigh?
______________________
c. How many kilograms, more or less,
does he weigh? ____________________

5. Which costs less:


12 pounds of strawberries for $15,
or 9 kilograms for $20? ______________

a. Who is taller, George or Drake?


__________________________________
b. What is their height difference in
inches? ____________________________
c. What is their height difference in
centimeters? ________________________

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Some Metric Conversions


(Multiply to convert)
1 inch
1 centimeter
1 kilogram
1 pound
1 meter
1 foot
1 kilometer
1 mile

=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=

2.54 centimeters
.39 inch
2.2 pounds
.45 kilogram
3.28 feet
.3 meter
.62 mile
1.6 kilometers

1 yard

.9 meter

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3. George is 6'5" tall. Drake is 2.1 meters tall.

Word problems
Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Putting It All Together


Use all of your math knowledge to answer to find the solutions to these problems.
1. This season, Robbie took 84 free-throw shots. He made 12.
a. What fraction did he make? __________________________________________________
b. What percentage did he miss? ________________________________________________

2. A blouse that cost $20 goes on sale for $15.


What is the percent decrease in price? ____________________________________________
3
__

3. You need 1 8 cups of sugar for 1 batch of cookies.


a. How much do you need for 5 batches? ________________________________________
1
__
b. 6 2 batches? ______________________________________________________________
3 batches? ______________________________________________________________
c. 7 __
4

4. Rachel sees beans on special, 5 cans for $2. Another brand is 35 cents a can.
a. Which costs less? ____________________________________________________________
b. What is the difference in price? ________________________________________________

5. Roger is painting the outside of his garage. It is 30 feet long and 25 feet high.
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a. What is size of the area that he is painting? ______________________________________


b. For every 15 square feet that he will paint, Roger needs 1 gallon of paint.
How many gallons will he need to paint the garage? ________________________________

6. Mr. Calverts class is raising money for a local charity. They raised $2,450 all together,

1
__
this amount by selling raffle tickets, and 8 from their bake sale. They raised the rest
of the money by holding a car wash.
1
__
2

a. What fraction of the money was raised from the car wash? ________________________
b. What percent of the money was raised from the car wash? ________________________
c. What percent of the money was raised from the bake sale? ________________________
d. How much money was raised from the bake sale? ________________________________

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Name ______________________________________________ Date ___________________

The Last Word


Use all of your math knowledge to answer to find the solutions to these problems.
1. Al is making a model of city hall. His model is 1/200 the height of the real building.
a. If the model is 3 feet tall, what is the actual height of the real building? ________________
b. If the actual width of a window is 24 feet, what is the width of the window on the model?
Give your answer in inches. ______________________________________________________

2. A sumo wrestler is trying to gain weight for a big match. His weight increases from
300 pounds to 350 pounds.
a. What is the percent increase in his weight?________________________________________
b. There are 2.2 pounds in 1 kilogram. What was his initial weight in kilograms?__________
c. What is his new weight in kilograms? ____________________________________________

3. It takes 754 bags of food per year to feed the 18 elephants at the zoo. The number of

1
elephants at the zoo increases by __
.
6
a. How many elephants are there now? ____________________________________________

b. How many bags of food will be needed to feed them all? ____________________________

4. Larry is on a road trip. In the first 30 minutes, he drives 32 miles. In the next 30 minutes,
a. What is his rate, in miles per hour, for the first half hour? ____________________________
b. What is his rate, in miles per hour, for the second half hour? ________________________
c. How far did he drive in the entire hour? __________________________________________
d. What is his rate in miles per hour for the entire hour? ______________________________

5. Jack takes a 555-minute flight.


a. How long is the flight in hours and minutes? ______________________________________
b. Approximately 38% of the flight was over water. How much time, in hours,
minutes, and seconds was spent flying over water?____________________________________

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he drives 29 miles.

Answer Key

Answer Key
Page 5 Mountains of Math
1. climber number 17: 51; 408;
2,448; 29,376; 264,384

14

8,192

15

16,384

32,767

16

32,768

65,535

2. climber number 14: 98; 196;


980; 10,780; 43,120

17

65,536

131,071

18

131,072

262,143

3. climber number 21: 63; 819;


4,095; 12,285; 110,565

19

262,144

524,287

20

524,288

1,048,575

4. climber number 18: 72; 144;


720; 10,080; 30,240
Page 6 Fishing for
Remainders
Waterville High Guppies: number of
teams: 144 remainder: 2
Bay Area Starfish: number of teams:
211 remainder: 1
Pacific High Sharks: number of
teams: 69 remainder: 2
-Reef Central Sea Horses: number of
teams: 170 remainder: 12
Midatlantic Swordfish: number of
teams: 150 remainder: 10
27 fish are on the bench.

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Page 7 Savings
Multiplication
(answers in pennies)
Day

Amount Saved
That Day

Total Amount
Saved

15

16

31

32

63

64

127

128

255

256

511

10

512

1,023

11

1,024

2,047

12

2,048

4,095

13

4,096

8,191

16,383

Total saved in dollars: $10,485.75


Page 8 Camp Average
1. mean: 7.43; mode: 4; median: 7
2. mean: 7.6; mode: 12; median: 6
3. mean: 7.1; mode: 2; median: 8
4. mean: 8.1; mode: 7; median: 7
Page 9
Correct
3, 4
15, 10
8, 10
9, 4
8, 6
5, 10
7, 5
6, 9
24, 16
4, 10

If the Shoe Fits...


matches are:
12
30
40
36
24
10
35
18
48
20

Page 10 Stocking Up
on Fractions
1. 5
2. 2
3. 1
4. 3
5. 7
6. 6
7. 10
8. 4
Coast to Coast Rollercoasters, Ltd.
is the most expensive.

Page 11 Some Fractions


Are Created Equal
Equivalent fractions are:
5 ,
__
8
3 ,
__
16

15
__
24
6
__
32

4 ,
__
5
4 ,
__
11

16
__
20
20
__
55

1 ,
__
3
7
__ ,
13

7
__
21
21
__
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2 ,
__
7
4
__ ,
9

8
__
28
20
__
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Page 12 Freddy's Fraction


Swap Meet
5
1
1
2 __ __ = 2 __
1.
8
4
8
1
3
1
__
__
2.
2
+
= 2 __
8
8
2
1
1
__ __
=2
3. 2
2
2
2
2
4. 2 + __ = 2 __
5
5
2
4
3
5. 2 __ __ = 1 __
5
5
5
3
2
6. 1 __ + __ = 2
5
5
1
2
7. 2 __ = 1 __
3
3
2
1
__ + __ = 1 11
__
8. 1
3
4
12
2
11
7
__ __
= 1 __
9. 1
12 6
12
7 16
11
23
__
+ __ = 1 __ = 2 __
10. 1
12 12
12
12
At the end of the swap meet,
11
Freddy has 2 __.
12

Turbo Track Shoe Sellers, Inc.


is cheapest.

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Answer Key

Rapid Rosa
1 27
__ = __
4
4
3
51
__ = __
8
8
3 151
__ = ___
36 24
5 73
__ = __
24 12
7 11
__ = __
12 2
1 21
__ = __
4
4
1
__ = 5
4
It took Rosa 7 obstacles.
Fearless Felix is the winner.
Page 14 And the
Winner Is...
Icemaster Ike average: 7.01
Alexandra Glider average: 6.43
Double-Axle Dave average: 7.57
Ima S. Kater average: 7.36
First Place: Double-Axle Dave
Second Place: Ima S. Kater
Third Place: Icemaster Ike
Fourth Place: Alexandra Glider

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Page 15 Marathon Math


1. 3 hours, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
2. 2 hours, 55 minutes, 30 seconds
3. 2 hours, 53 minutes, 20 seconds
Taylor finished first.
Page 16 Attention All
Shopper 1 spent $21.96, saved
$2.41, and has $28.04 left over.
Shopper 2 spent $21.25, saved
$3.57, and has $28.75 left over.
Answers describing ways to do this
activity will vary, but students should
explain their method clearly.
Page 17 Thanksgiving
Inflation
Turkey
Lobster
Goose
Rabbit
Venison (deer)
Cornmeal
Pumpkin
The total cost of
$12,999.71

$1,008.00
$1,398.25
$933.60
$450.26
$6,495.00
$2,562.00
$152.60
the meal is

Page 18 Decimals in Space!


1. a. 22.95 pounds; b. 120.15
pounds; c. 51.3 pounds
2. a. 31.62 pounds; b. 5.09
pounds; c. 373.86 pounds
3. a. 1.45 pounds; b. 7.82 pounds
4. a. 166.6 pounds; b. 2,665.6
pounds; c. 2,165.8 pounds
5. Answers will vary.
Page 19 Per Cents!
1. 35%
6. 25%
2. 55%
7. 23%
3. 18%
8.
7%
4. 17%
9.
4%
5.
6%
10. 10%

Page 20 Household Help


From Decimals
1. 75%
6. 56%
2. 33%
7. 52%
3. 60%
8. 78%
4. 83%
9. 25%
5. 38%
Page 21 Math Tax!
1. a. $22.50 b. $127.50
2. a. $3,600.00 b. $249.00
c. $2,988.00 d. $612.00
3. a. $350.00 b. $32.00
c. $21.00
4. a. $266.50 b. almost 6
Page 22 Fraction Magic
1. .5
2. .67
3. .4
4. .63
5. .44
6. .7
7. .85
8. .53
9. .89
10. .58
Ranked in order from smallest to
largest:
.4 .44 .5 .53 .58 .63 .67
.7 .85 .89
Q: What does Mr. Fraction call
Mrs. Fraction?
A: My better half!
Page 23 The Case of the
Missing Angle
1. h
5. a
2. g
6. e
3. c
7. f
4. b
8. d

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Page 13 Whole in One


Fearless Felix
1 13
__ = __
2
2
5 99
__ = __
16 16
1 97
__ = __
8 16
11 43
__ = __
16 8
3 40
__ = __ = 5
8
8
It took Felix 5 obstacles.

Answer Key
Page 24 Sports Time!
29
___
100
6
__
2.
25
1.

5. 45%
6.

3. 55%
4.

9
__
20

7. 76%

11
__
20

8.

19
__
25

Page 25 Coordinate
Scavenger Hunt
1. laptop computer
2. (5,1)
3. (3,0)
4. car
5. roller blades
6. (0,-3)
7. soccer ball
8. (4,-2)
Page 26 Squaring Squares
1. 9
7. 36
2. 16
8. 144
3. 81
9. 169
4. 25
10. 64
5. 121
11. 49
6. 100
12. 225
Q: What did one quadrilateral say
to the other?
A: Youre so square!
Page 27 Recipe for Math
Success
2
1
1. 4 cups; 6 __ cups; 8 __ cups
3

1
3

1
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2. 2 cups; 3 __ cups; 4 __ cups


1
4

3
4

3. 2 __ teaspoons; 3 __
teaspoons; 4

7
__
teaspoons
8

1
2

4. 1 __ teaspoons; 2

1
__
2

1
4

teaspoons; 3 __ teaspoons
5.

3
1
5
__
cup; 1 __ cups; 1__ cups
4
4
8
1
3

1
3

6. 2 cups; 3 __ cups; 4 __ cups

Page 28 Mixed Number


Mix-Up
3
1
3
1. 2 __ x 1 __
3 __
4
8
32
5
2
7
__
x 3 __
21 __
2. 5
6
3
18
1
4
1
3. 1 __ x 4 __
5 __
9
5
3
1
2
3
__
__
x2
29 __
4. 12
3
5
5
7
4
4
5. 8 __ x 4 __
40 __
8
7
7
1
1
1
__
__
x 10
104 __
6. 10
5
5
25
2
3
55
__
x 8 __
60 __
7. 7
9
7
63

Page 31 Year-End Sale!


1. $16
$8
2. $16.34
$21.66
3. $10.50
$17.50
4. $1.80
$10.20
5. $4.50
$13.50
6. $6.38
$22.62
7. $19.43
$14.57
8. $1.26
$12.74
9. $9.82
$26.18
10. $7.79
$33.21
11. $2.40
$9.60
12. $1.28
$14.72
13. $8.17
$40.83
14. $4.00
$28.00
15. $25.50
$59.50

3
9
8. 3 __ x 5 __
8
11

Page 32 Recycling Percents


1. 12: 75,000
2. 9: 4 pounds
3. 165: 130 million tons
4. 42: more than 100 years
5. 128: 2.5 million
6. 8: 8 million
1
7. 442: about __
3
8. 7: 250 million

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19 __
63

9. Number 4
10. Number 6
Page 29 Flipping Fraction
Flapjacks!
7
4
1
__ = 3 __
1. __ x __ = 28
8
1
8
2
1
5
5
2
__ x __ = __ = 1 __
2.
3
1
3
3
1
8
8
__
x __ = __ = 2
3.
4
1
4
7
3
21
1
__
__
x
= __ = 5 __
4.
2
2
4
4
4
7
28
3
__
x __ = __ = 5 __
5.
5
1
5
5
16
3
__ = 2
6. __ x __ = 48
3
8
24
27
2
54
13
7. __ x __ = __ = 1 __
4
7
28
14
7
6
42
2
__
__
x
= __ = 4 __
8.
9
1
9
3
Page 30 Pass the Fractions,
Please!
1. 7
2. 5
3. 28
4. 8
5. 6
6. 6
There are 5 guests.

Page 33 Maths Got It


Covered
1. a = 20 sq. in.; p = 18 in.
2. a = 48 sq. in.; p = 28 in.
3. a = 56 sq. in.; p = 30 in.
4. a = 18 sq. in.; p = 22 in.
5. a = 30 sq. in.; p = 22 in.
6. a = 20 sq. in.; p = 24 in.
7. a = 6 sq. in.; p = 10 in.
8. a = 15 sq. in.; p = 16 in.
9. a = 18 sq. in.; p = 18 in.
10. a = 21 sq. in.; p = 20 in.
11. a = 33 sq. in.; p = 28 in.
12. a = 9 sq. in.; p = 12 in.
13. a = 6 sq. in.; p = 10 in.
14. a = 12 sq. in.; p = 14 in.
15. a = 8 sq. in.; p = 12 in.
Area = 320 sq. in.; perimeter = 72 in.

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Page 35 Math Goes Round


and Round
1. d = 4 ft.; r = 6 ft.; c = 12 pi;
a = 36 pi
2. d = 3 ft.; r = 1.5 ft.; c = 3 pi;
a = 2.25 pi
3. d = 20 in.; r = 10 in.;
c = 20 pi; a = 100 pi
4. d = 4 in.; r = 2 in.; c = 4 pi;
a = 4 pi
5. d = 2 in.; r = 1 in.; c = 2 pi;
a = 1 pi
6. d = 5 in.; r = 2.5 in.; c = 5 pi;
a = 6.25 pi
7. d = 6 ft.; r = 3 ft.; c = 6 pi;
a = 9 pi
Page 36 Pooch Pools
1. Area of rectangle = 21 sq. ft.
Area of square = 9 sq. ft.
Area of triangle = 6 ft.
Total area = 36 sq. ft.
2. Area of triangle = 24 sq. ft.
Area of rectangle = 32 sq. ft
Area of square = 36 sq. ft.
Total area = 92 sq. ft.
Page 37 Tornado Time
1. F-2
2. a. 206 mph b. 158 mph
3. a. F-1 b. 112 mph
4. a. When winds reach 50 mph.
b. F-0; c. F-1

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5. a. F-0; b. 10 mph; c. 51 mph


d. 95 mph from its initial speed
of 62
Page 38 Touchdown Math!
Game 1: Knights 12; Rockets 14
Winners: Rockets
Game 2: Eagles 15; Stars 21
Winners: Stars
Game 3: Sharks 23; Tanks 24
Winners: Tanks
Game 4: Bears 29; Kings 38
Winners: Kings
Game 5: Mustangs 28; Lions 27
Winners: Mustangs
Page 39 First-Rate Math
Luis the Lapper = .042 miles per
second
Speedy Sam = .094 miles per
second
Cruisin' Carol = .08 miles per
second
Debbie Dragster = .05 miles per
second
First Place: Luis
Second Place: Debbie
Third Place: Carol
Fourth Place: Sam

Page 42 Metric Madness


1. 90 meters
2. a. yes; b. 7 miles per hour
faster than the limit; c. 11.2
3. a. Drake; b. about 5.5 inches;
c. about 14 centimeters
4. a. gain; b. He weighs about 9.8
pounds more. c. He weighs
about 4.5 kilograms more.
5. 9 kilograms for $20
(Explain that some answers may
vary slightly due to rounding.)
Page 43 Putting it All
Together: Word Problems
1. a.

1
__
b. 86%
7

2. 25%
7
8

__
3. a. 6 __ cups; b. 8 15
__ cups
cups; c. 10 21

16

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4. a. 35 cents a can; b. 5 cents


per can
5. a. 750 square feet;
b. 50 gallons
3
6. a. __
; b. 37.5%; c. 12.5%;
8

d. $306.25
Page 40 Bugging Out
With Scale
1. 150 inches
2. 372.45 inches
3. a. 249.6 inches
b. 268.8 inches
4. 375 inches
5. a. 625 inches b. 750 inches
6. a. 2.2 inches b. 3.7 inches
Page 41 Soda Pop
Proportions
1. 46.25 ounces
2. 46.2 ounces
3. 79.5 ounces
4. 15.75 ounces
5. 124.8 ounces
6. 83.3 ounces
7. 348.4 ounces
8. 206.4 ounces

Page 44 The Last Word


1. a. 600 feet; b. 1.44 inches
2. a. 17%; b. 136.36 kilograms;
c. 159.1 kilograms
3. a. 21 b. about 880
4. a. 64 mph; b. 58 mph;
c. 61 miles; d. 61 mph
5. a. 9 hours, 15 minutes;
b. 3 hours, 30 minutes,
54 seconds

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Page 34 Pyramid Paint


Job!
1. triangle = 25 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 100 sq. ft.
2. triangle = 48 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 192 sq. ft.
3. triangle = 22 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 88 sq. ft.
4. triangle = 42 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 168 sq. ft.
5. triangle = 28 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 112 sq. ft.
6. triangle = 14 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 56 sq. ft.
7. triangle = 27 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 108 sq. ft.
8. triangle = 78 sq. ft.;
pyramid = 312 sq. ft.