Create a Math Problem
Subjects
Math, Information Technology
Resources
Pages from any historical catalogue on this site; suggested
links below
Description
By consulting the historic catalogues on this site (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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