# March 9 Math Minute

###### “You know, you can think of almost everything as a math problem!”

This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books…The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka.  On any given day, I will say this exact quote to my boys and make up a math problem to go along with what we’re doing.  Check out the pictures below to see some example problems.

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How can you spend your Math Minutes this week?

• Pretend you are the character in the book and make up a new math problem for someone to solve.  Type your problem in the comment section, but don’t type the answer.  See if someone else can answer it correctly.  Don’t forget to check back and see if they answered it correctly.  If you try to answer someone else’s problem, make sure to put the name of the student who wrote the problem.
• Take a picture of something and write a math problem to go along with it.  Send the picture to the EY coordinator at your building and we will post it on our Student Showcase Wiki.  Check out Harrison’s problem and Emma’s problem and answer their questions by leaving a comment.

Remember when posting a comment, type your first name, grade, and school (i.e. Tyler, 5, Sunset).  Do not publish your email.

## 31 thoughts on “March 9 Math Minute”

The mistake you made was you forgot the white at the last one

2. Lance, 4 Sunset says:

If 22-13×2+n=24, what does n equal???

1. Anonymous says:

6

N=15 Lance

The fraction of how many baseball cupcakes is 3/12 because there’s 12 cupcakes in all and 3 of them are baseball cupcakes so the fraction is 3/12

You will each get half a baseball cupcake because if you divide one into two there two then the next one it would be 4 then 6 because the last cupcake so each get half

5. Brianna says:

time: 0.50
problem:how many minutes in a hour

The pattern was add a new block every time but on the last pole you forgot to put orange.

There would be 3/12 baseball cupcakes because there’s 12 in all and 3 are baseballs and all of your family would get 2 per person because 12 divided by 6 would equal 2.

8. Thomas prarie lane 6 th says:

3/12 of the cupcakes are baseballs. Each person in your family would get 2 cupcakes, because their are 6 people in your family.

1. Carly 5 Rockbrook says:

You can also simplify the fraction to 1/4

9. Lucas, 5, Prairie Lane says:

At 4 minutes into the video there is a problem that is if the math madness goes on for a year how many minutes is that? 365x24x60=525,600 min.

On the rings, there is an orange on the last one that is gone.

The one you made a mistake on was the last one you need an orange and a white one

12. At about 4 minutes into the Math Curse, her sister asks what’s wrong. She responds by saying “365 days times 24 hours times 60 seconds”. If her problem lasted for a year, she would be cursed for 525,600 minutes.

13. Emma says:

Question: How many months in one year
Answer: 12 months in one year

14. Anonymous says:

The pattern was to add a new one on the bottom and the mistake you made was on the last one when you forgot the orange and the white

15. Anonymous says:

1/4 of the cupcakes are baseballs⚾️And if there are 6 people each would get 2 cupcakes

16. Jake,6, Hillside says:

You’re mistake was that you forgot an orange ring after the red ring and a white ring after the green ring. The pattern was that the next pole would have one more different color on the bottom of the stack.

17. Jake,6, Hillside says:

Each person would get 2 cupcakes. 1/4 of the cupcakes are baseball cupcakes.

18. Abby, Hillside, 6th says:

For the blocks, you forgot the white AND the orange for the last one. For the gas discount, you had a \$1.92 discount. Each person gets two cupcakes, and 1/4 of them are baseballs.

19. Jake,6, Hillside says:

1.691 was discounted off 2.19.

On the last one put an orange under the blue and add white

I realized that each would get 2 because there’s 6 and 12 in all so 12 divided by 6 would be 2 I realized because I thought it meant how much would each person get of the baseball cupcakes but it meant all unless it didn’t

22. Tae 6 westbrook says:

The time of the video was 5:36. The first question I found was, ‘How many minutes are in an hour?’ There are 60 minutes in an hour. The time was about 0:50.

23. Saanvi 6, LL says:

(6 + 25 − 7) ÷ 6 solve this……………….

24. Sara Charles, 4, Swanson says:

I liked Harrison and Emma’s problems! Good work, guys. The answers to your questions are: in the last row of bead-ish things with the black at the bottom is missing the orange bead, which messed the whole thing up., you’re 0 miles away from a palindrome… 0 is a palindrome., You got a \$1.691 discount on gas., Each member in your family will get 2 cupcakes.

25. Evan 3 Loveland says:

The pattern is blue, green, white then add another color. You messed up when you didn’t put orange or white

26. Evan 3 Loveland says:

Saanvi your problem equals 4 because 25 plus 6 is 31 minus 7 is 24 divided by 6 is 4

27. Evan 3 Loveland says:

3/12 are baseballs and each person can have 2 cupcakes

28. Evan 3 Loveland says:

you get a 1.691 discount