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More Timed Math Problems

5, 10 and 15 minute math problems for students working at Intermediate Level.

More Timed Math Problems by Jane Bourke
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This blackline masters book follows on from the very popular ‘Timed Math Problems’ published by Ready-Ed Publications. It presents a range of problem solving techniques in a gradually more complex way as each section of the book is encountered. This enables problems to be grouped according to the time intended for an activity to be completed: 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes. Naturally, these times are arbitrary and will range widely depending upon the abilities of the students, but the opportunity exists to extend students by presenting problems as a challenge to be completed within the specified time. The Teachers’ Notes section gives an outline of the various strategies that the students will use as they attempt the problems. Techniques include: Making a List Guess and Check Find a Pattern Solve an Easier Version Logical Reasoning Create a Diagram Working Backwards The problems in this book are ideally suited to a math learning center set up in the classroom. The problems can be copied, cut up, laminated and placed in boxes with students selecting a problem from the appropriate box, depending on how much time they have.
Ready-Ed Publications; September 2002
40 pages; ISBN 9781863974530
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Title: More Timed Math Problems
Author: Jane Bourke; Terry Allen
 
Excerpt

Strategy: Find a Pattern (5 minute problem)

Fiona is training for the Rottnest Island swim-through.

She has been increasing the amount of laps she swims each day.

On Day 1 she swam 10 laps, Day 2 she swam 12 laps, the third day she swam 15 laps and on Day 4 she swam 19 laps. If she continues at this rate, on what day will she complete 64 laps?

Strategy: Logical Reasoning (10 minute problem)

Belinda, Nicole, Danielle, Renee and Natasha each play a musical instrument. Work out which girl plays each instrument using the clues below.

* Belinda can’t play the drums, flute or harp.

* Nicole is very good on the drums.

* Natasha plays a stringed instrument.

* Renee has been playing the piano since she was six.

Strategy: Logical Reasoning (15 minute problem)

Oscar, Louise, Felicity and Pierre have all bought new cars. The cars include a V W, an MG, a Jeep and a Jaguar. Each car is a different color: black, silver, red and yellow.

Work out who bought which car based on the facts below:

* None of the men drive a black car.

* One of the women bought a silver MG.

* Pierre bought a red Jaguar and Felicity bought a V W.