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# Problem of the Day

Problem of the Day. Recreated by Jennifer Johnsen Source: Scott Foresman Math 4 th grade. Problem of the Day 1-1. Tell what information is not needed. Then solve. Sue collected 73 bugs and Vern collected 65 bugs, including 47 with wings. How man of Vern’s bugs did not have wings?.

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## Problem of the Day

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1. Problem of the Day Recreated by Jennifer Johnsen Source: Scott Foresman Math 4th grade

2. Problem of the Day 1-1 Tell what information is not needed. Then solve. Sue collected 73 bugs and Vern collected 65 bugs, including 47 with wings. How man of Vern’s bugs did not have wings?

3. Problem of the Day 1-2 How many more milligrams of calcium does one orange have than one banana? Milligrams of Calcium in Fruit

4. Problem of the Day 1-3 The sum of my digits is 13. My hundreds place is 3 less than 5. My ones place is 4 more than 3. My thousands place is even. What 4-digit numbers can I be?

5. Problem of the Day 1-4 How many more lines of symmetry does Figure A have than Figure B? (Hint: Use objects.) Rectangle Square

6. Problem of the Day 1-5 Heather, Erin, and Greg are going to the movies. List the different ways they could sit in a row. How many ways could Erin and Greg sit next to each other?

7. Problem of the Day 1-6 Tell the operation needed to solve the problem. Toby, Neal, and Quinn each gave canned food to the Food Drive. How many cans did they give altogether?

8. Problem of the Day 1-7 If you took a shape out of this box without looking, which shape would you be most likely to pick? Which shape would you be least likely to pick? Explain.

9. Problem of the Day 1-8 How many more miles did Montel ride than Vicky? Train Rides

10. Problem of the Day 1-9 How many triangles can you find in the picture? What other shapes can you find? (Hint: Draw a picture.)

11. Problem of the Day 1-10 Makena’s turtle crawled 1 foot, 3 inches. Whit’s turtle crawled 16 inches. Ryan’s turtle crawled 11 inches. Which turtle crawled the furthest? (Hint: 12 inches = 1 foot)

12. Problem of the Day 1-11 Write a number sentence. Solve. Lacy bought a hat and a wrench. How much money did she spend? \$9 \$12

13. Mayan Numerals Problem of the Day 1-12 The Mayan civilization (A.D. 300 to 900) used these symbols to represent numbers. Copy and complete the table.

14. Problem of the Day 1-13 Mr. Cho bought 75 apples, 55 oranges, and some pears. After he sold 3 oranges, he had 212 pieces of fruit left. How many pears did Mr. Cho buy?

15. Problem of the Day 1-14 Jason had \$0.87 in his pocket. He took out 3 quarters. List all of the possible combinations of coins he could have left in his pocket. (Hint: Make an organized list.)

16. Problem of the Day 2-1 Ezra has an apple, a pear, a banana, and an orange. He can take only two pieces of fruit on his field trip. What different combinations of fruit can he take?

17. Available for Immediate Adoption: 29 cats 15 dogs Problem of the Day 2-2 Draw a picture to show the main idea. Solve. The animal rescue association put this ad in the newspaper: How many animals need adopting?

18. Problem of the Day 2-3 Place these stadiums in order from least to greatest according to their seating capacity.

19. Problem of the Day 2-4 Dennis had \$9 on Monday. He earned \$3 on Tuesday for mowing the yard. On Friday he spent \$4 at a bookstore. How much did he have then?

20. Problem of the Day 2-5 Sally made 8 bookmarks. Each bookmark was made with 3 ribbons. How many ribbons did she use? (Hint: Make a table.)

21. Problem of the Day 2-6 Mrs. Taylor makes hummingbird food. She uses 4 cups of water for every 1 cup of sugar. How many cups of water does she need if she has 5 cups of sugar?

22. Problem of the Day 2-7 What information is needed to solve the problem? In a football game, the winning team passed for 47 more yards than the losing team. How many yards did the winning team pass for?

23. Problem of the Day 2-8 Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It helps people remember the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. How long has it been since the Battle of Puebla?

24. Problem of the Day 2-9 Vincent has 383 football cards and 439 baseball cards. How many more does he need to have 1,000 sports cards?

25. Problem of the Day 2-10 How did the number of tickets sold change over the week? (Hint: Make a bar graph.) High School Football Tickets Sold

26. Problem of the Day 2-11 Between which two years did Trevor grow the most? (Hint: Make a line graph.) Trevor’s Height

27. Problem of the Day 2-12 Write an expression. Find its value. Roger found 6 shells. Tom found 8 more shells than Roger. How many shells did Tom find?

28. Problem of the Day 2-13 How many right angles are in each figure below? Figure B Figure C Figure A

29. Problem of the Day 2-14 \$3.49 \$3.49 Carrie bought a soccer ball and a bat. How much change should she get from \$10.00? \$2.89

30. Problem of the Day 3-1 In which step will the number 200,000 appear? (Hint: Look for a pattern.) Step 1: 194,000 Step 2: 195,000 Step 3: 196,000; and so on.

31. Problem of the Day 3-2 Look for a pattern. Draw the next two shapes.

32. Problem of the Day 3-3 Write a number expression. Give its value. Antonio had \$134 in his savings account. He put in \$67 more. How much was in Antonio’s account then?

33. Problem of the Day 3-4 The country of Indonesia is a group of islands between Asia and Australia. It has an area of 704,400 square miles and the 4th greatest population in the world, 228,437,870 people. Write the word form for each number.

34. Problem of the Day 3-5 Jason bought 4 packages of pencils and 3 packages of pencil erasers. How many extra erasers did he have? 8 erasers per package 5 pencils per package

35. Problem of the Day 3-6 Lee and Amy fed their dog Sox 24 days in a row. Lee fed Sox two days more than Amy. How many days did each feed Sox? (Hint: Try, check, and revise.)

36. Problem of the Day 3-7 Mr. Carter spent \$16 for museum admission. He had 3 people with him. Which tickets did he buy? Admission Prices

37. Problem of the Day 3-8 Draw a picture to show the main idea. Then solve. What is the area of water in South Carolina? South Carolina

38. Problem of the Day 3-9 Jo spent \$18. Copy and complete the table to show how much she had left if she started with d dollars.

39. Problem of the Day 3-10 Mona and Cora are playing a game that uses the spinner shown. Give the chances of spinning each outcome. 1 1 3 2 2 3 0 1

40. Problem of the Day 3-11 Use the table to decide who came in first. (Hint: Use logical reasoning.) Diane was third. Desi was NOT first. Kevin was second.

41. Problem of the Day 3-12 Suzanne’s birthday is in June. What is the date of her birthday? (Hint: Use a calendar.) The date has 2 digits. The sum of the digits is 5. The date of her birthday is an odd number.

42. Problem of the Day 3-13 Write the hidden questions. Solve. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, how many more medals did the U.S. win than China? 2000 Summer Olympics

43. Problem of the Day 3-14 How much longer do goose eggs incubate than pigeon eggs?

44. Problem of the Day 3-15 The flower shop bought 27 red roses and 32 yellow roses. How many arrangements can they make like the one shown?

45. Problem of the Day 4-1 Mr. Gilbert is putting new numbers on apartments 1 through 20 in his apartment complex. How many digits will he use to number these apartments? (Hint: Solve a simpler problem.)

46. Asian Rivers Problem of the Day 4-2 Which river or rivers round to 1,300 miles when rounded to the nearest hundred and 1,320 miles when rounded to the nearest ten?

47. Land Area of States Problem of the Day 4-3 Tell if you need an exact answer or an estimate. Then solve. Which states combined have about 18,000 square miles of land area?

48. Problem of the Day 4-4 Find the area of the playground below. Write your answer in square units.

49. Problem of the Day 4-5 Jerico had \$50.00. She bought a pair of shoes and a skirt. The tax was \$3.81. How much money did Jerico have left? \$25.99 \$18.99

50. Problem of the Day 4-6 Mr. Greer cut a board into two equal pieces. After he cut 5 inches off one of the pieces, the rest of it was 7 inches. How long was the original board? (Hint: Work backward.)

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