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    A Box of Cubes
    How many 1 inch cubes can fit in a rectangular box that is 10 by 6 by 3 inches?
    3rd to 5th
    A Carpenters Trisection
    Explain whether or not the given method of trisecting an angle, using only a carpenter's square, really works.
    Geometry 6th to 8th, High School
    A Championship Season
    The Algenauts just finished a great season, winning 40 more games than they lost. Can you figure out what their final record was?
    Algebra 6th to 8th, High School
    A Circle Inscribed in an Isosceles Triangle

    Find the radius of a circle inscribed in an isosceles triangle with the given side lengths.

    Geometry High School
    A Coat of Golden Angels
    Show how to do scientific notation problems on an 8-digit, four- function calculator.
    Algebra 6th to 8th, High School
    A Cranberry Craving
    Use the pattern to find out how many cranberries Carissa ate on Thanksgiving Thursday.
    Pre-Algebra 6th to 8th
    A Day at Camp
    Figure out a camper's schedule for the day.
    3rd to 5th
    A Day at the Fairs
    A merchant went selling and buying at three city fairs. Did he make a profit or take a loss?
    Algebra, Financial Education 6th to 8th, High School
    A Day in the Park
    Use a rectangular coordinate map of the recreation area to answer various questions.
    3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th
    A Deviation from the Average
    Students create data sets with a given mean and standard deviation.
    Discrete Math High School
    A Dicey Situation
    In this game players score points according to the difference between the rolls of two dice. Which player would you rather be?
    Math Fundamentals 3rd to 5th
    A Dog, a Hog, and a Frog
    Three animal friends want to cross a big swamp. How wide is that swamp?
    Algebra 6th to 8th, High School
    A -for- Lunch
    Two boys had lunch on a two-for-one coupon, plus taxes and tips. What was their percentage of savings on the transaction?
    Algebra, Financial Education 6th to 8th, High School
    A Game from West Africa
    This tic-tac-toe like game from Ghana has some good playing strategies and some graph theory applications.
    Discrete Math High School
    A Game of Dice
    Find out who rolled a higher number in a dice game.
    Primary PreK to 2nd
    A Gardening Puzzle

    If a rectangular garden were 2 feet wider and 3 feet longer, it would be 64 square feet larger. If it were 3 feet wider and 2 feet longer, it would be 68 square feet larger. What are the dimensions of the garden?

    Geometry 6th to 8th, High School
    A Great Way to Make Money
    Is it better to rely on a weekly pay of $10, or take a chance on the money that is in a paper bag?
    Discrete Math High School
    A Happy New Year Wish
    Explain how time differences are calculated and understood using longitude.
    Pre-Algebra 6th to 8th
    A Holiday Card
    Find the ratio of the red area to the green area as the number of squares approaches infinity.
    Trigonometry/Calculus High School
    A Holiday Gift for Grandmother Brown
    Determine the cost of the dishwasher and the contribution from each of five children.
    Financial Education, Pre-Algebra 6th to 8th
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