Create a Math Problem
Grades
48
Subjects
Math, Information Technology/Technology Studies
Resources
Pages from any historic catalogue on this site (suggested links
below)
Description
By consulting the historic catalogues on this site (suggested
links
below), students create math problems for classmates to do. Provide
students
with one or two examples. Students can exchange problems or do them as a
class.
Examples:
 You need to buy shoes for three children and have $22.50 to spend.
 You have $10 to spend on Christmas gifts. Your family needs to
purchase items
for mother, father, 5yearold son, and 10yearold daughter.
 You want to replace the shingles on your roof. Your roof is
15 yd x 4 yd
on each of two sides.
 How many shingles do you need?
 What will it cost?
 How much will the most expensive shingles cost?
 The least expensive?
 What if you just need to patch a small area of
2 yd x 2 yd?
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