Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What about the remainder? #7

Tabitha, Mikey, Teresa, Ralph, Elisha, and Tiffany meet at the Sundae Shack for ice cream.  They agree ahead of time to split the bill evenly.  If the bill comes to $21, what does each Math Spy owe?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What about the remainder? #6

Tiffany has asked to make hard-boiled eggs for 50 people.  How many dozen eggs must she purchase to have enough?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What about the remainder? #5

Elisha needs to bring enough apple juice for 37 Math Spies.  If the apple juice comes in six-packs, how many six-packs must he buy?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What about the remainder? #4

Ralph is asked to put up some shelves in one of the offices in Chaos Compound.  He has a board that is 34 ft. long.  How long will each shelf be if he makes four equal shelves?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What about the remainder? #3

Teresa was put in charge of finding transportation for 50 Math Spies.  She finds some 12 passenger vans.  How many vans should she reserve?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What about the remainder? #2

Mikey went to Burger Barn to pick up lunch for six Math Spies.  If this total cost of the meal was $33, what was the average cost for each person?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What about the remainder? #1

Tabitha has a 60 ft. rope that she must cut into 8 equal pieces with nothing left over.  How long is each piece of rope?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gathering Supplies #7

When Smudge worked at Evergreen Office Supplies, he stole 120 colored paper clips.  The paper clips come in 8 colors.  How many of each did he steal?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gathering Supplies #6

Cynthia needs to order 161 granola bars.  If granola bars come in packages of seven, how many packages does she need to buy?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gathering Supplies #5

Jeff figures out that the Math Spies need 96 cans of pineapple juice.  If they cans come in six-packs, how many six-packs of juice will Jeff order?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gathering Supplies #4

Sylvia orders packages of mechanical pencils from an office supply store.  She knows the Math Spies need 119 pencils.  If the pencils come seven to a package, how many packages should Sylvia order?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gathering Supplies #3

Stephen adds crackers to the shopping list.  He knows they need 144 packages and cartons of crackers contain eight packages.  How many cartons should he order?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gathering Supplies #2

Sarah needs to buy 114 bottles of water for the Math Spies headquarters.  How many six-packs of bottled water does she need to buy?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gathering Supplies #1

Joel discovers 198 bricks.  He wants to use them to build a retaining wall nine feet high.  How wide will the wall be?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Taking Inventory #7

Col. Chaos collected bugs.  The Math Spies found 17 square display boards with 25 insects pinned to each one.  How many bugs were in the Chaos collection?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Taking Inventory #6

Joel went through the offices to see what supplies he could find.   He located 16 cartons with 24 composition notebooks in each carton.  How many pads of paper did Joel find?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Taking Inventory #5

Sarah found some boxes full of flashlights.  If there were 23 boxes with 15 flashlights each, how many flashlights did Sarah find?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Taking Inventory #4

Stephen found 14 packages of pens in one of the offices.  Each package has 24 pens.  How many pens are there in all?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Taking Inventory #3

Sylvia finds a warehouse with shelves of canned food in it.  She counts 13 full shelves with 22 cans on each shelf.  How many cans of food did she find?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Taking Inventory #2

While the Math Spies wait for the orchard to produce fruit, they must have fruit shipped onto the island.  Jeff counts 25 baskets with a dozen pieces of fruit in each.  How many pieces of fruit does Jeff count?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Taking Inventory #1

Cynthia is inventorying the racks of clothing for Math Spies recruits to wear in training.  She finds 11 racks with 23 items of clothing on each.  How many items of clothing are on these racks?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Reclaiming Chaos Compound #7

The director is scheduling future missions of teams of Math Spies to complete.  She currently has 96 spies on her roster and she wants to organize them into equal groups.  What are the ways she could organize the spies into teams?  What ways work if she wants less than 10 teams?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Reclaiming Chaos Compound #6

Tabitha is stocking some canned goods in the pantry.  She has 90 cans to arrange.  How many ways can she organize the cans in even rows and columns?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reclaiming Chaos Compound #5

Elisha is arranging the boxes of supplies on shelves in the storeroom.  If he needs to distribute the 84 boxes equally on the shelves, what are some possible ways he can organize the boxes?
(Think factor pairs.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reclaiming Chaos Compound #4

Teresa loves to grow vegetables and she is planning a garden to provide food for the Math Spies on the island.  She has 72 vegetable starts to plant in even rows.  What are all the ways she can plant 72 starts in even rows?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Reclaiming Chaos Compound #3

Ralph wants to create an orchard on the island where Chaos Compound is located.  He has sixty fruit trees and wants to plant them in equal straight rows.  What are all of the possible ways he could plant the fruit trees?