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Math Word Problem Solving – Mixed #1

Ruth is planning to serve ice cream sundaes to guests at her birthday party. She purchased 3 flavors of ice cream: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, 2 different sauces: chocolate and caramel, and 4 different toppings: bananas, nuts, sprinkles, and whipped cream. How many different types of sundaes can be made if every guest selects only one ice cream flavor, one type of sauce, and one topping?

 

Jerome needs 1 gallon of paint in order to paint a bedroom ceiling that is shaped like a square and measures 12 feet on each side. How many gallons of paint would he need to paint a living room ceiling that is shaped like a square and each side measures 24 feet?

 

Bill is making a gate for a wooden fence to keep his dogs in his yard. He bought four boards of wood from the home improvement store. Each board measures 10 feet in length. He needs 3 foot 6 inch pieces of wood to build the gate. How many pieces can Bill make from his four boards?

 

A youth group and their adult chaperones want to visit a water park. The admission fees for this water park are listed below:


The total cost for all 17 people in the group to enter the park is $129.00. How many children were in this group?

 

A group of 150 tourists were waiting for a shuttle to take them from a parking lot to a theme park’s entrance. The only way they could reach the park’s entrance was by taking this shuttle. The shuttle can carry 18 tourists at a time. After one hour, everyone in the group of 150 tourists reached the theme park’s entrance. What is the fewest number of times that the shuttle picked tourists up from the parking lot?

 

Aunt Marie purchased 80 Silly Bandz for her two nephews Elijah and Jordan. She gave Elijah 10 more Silly Bandz than Jordan. How many Silly Bandz did Elijah receive?

 

A family is planning a camping trip to a national park and receives the following information about the costs per day:

The family will camp for 10 days and need to park their trailer each day. The family consists of 4 people including a father, mother, 8 year–old child, and a 14 year–old child. Each person will need to use the common areas on a daily basis. How much will they pay for their camping trip?

What is this question asking you to find?

Maria wanted a bicycle so she started saving all of her money. For every $6.00 that Maria saved, her mother gave her $2.00. Maria had $56.00 after three months. How much money did Maria’s mother give her?

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Foundations of Academic Success: Practice, Practice, Practice

What is the main idea of this reading?

Dr. Duffy wrote, quofLearning to appreciate what you have is just as important as earning As on exams and papers.”

What does she mean by “appreciate”?

The author wrote “Problem solving through effective research and knowing how to test your ideas and hypotheses will make you a very valuable employee and citizen of your community.”. 

What does “hypotheses” mean in this context?

The author wrote “You will not miss much being gone from your college for a short period of time, and you will return from your adventure a changed person.”. 

What does “period” mean in this context?

The author wrote “Remember you are paying a substantial amount of money for your tuition; find out what resources you have and take advantage of them.”

What does “resources” mean in this context?

What does Dr. Kristine Duffy say is the purpose of college?

What is one thing that Dr. Duffy’s classmates would have traded for all the money they had?

What does she mean when she writes that professors “cannot and should not do the work for you”?

What does she mean by “Stop that thought in its tracks!”?

Why are internships important according to Dr. Duffy?

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Apple FCU™: Incider Info - Your financial information resource

Apple Federal Credit Union has focused on education and finance for decades. Larry Larsen uses this expertise to provide teens advice on a dangerous scheme. Click this link to read this helpful information, and then answer the questions below.

Protect your Teen against Cyber Criminals

What is the main idea of this reading?

Larry Larsen wrote “Unfortunately, there are also a number of cyber crooks who take advantage of teenagers who want a job with a paycheck.”.


What does “take advantage” mean in this context?

This Apple FCU article also stated “These crooks post ads on websites or social media where they know they’ll get a lot of exposure, advertising decently paying positions requiring minimal effort or skills, like the old “envelope–stuffing” jobs from years back.”.


What does “a lot of exposure” mean in this context?

The author wrote “One last thing before we wrap up: another profitable venue for cyber criminals targeting teenagers is online games.”.


What does “profitable venue” mean in this context?

The author wrote “One last thing before we wrap up: another profitable venue for cyber criminals targeting teenagers is online games.”.


What does “targeting” mean in this context?

What is the main problem described in this article?

What is the first indication that someone has this problem?

Which quote from Larry Larsen is the lesson of the article?

What information do criminals need for identity theft according to Apple FCU?

What should you do when you apply for a job?

How many games did Google remove because they were stealing user data?

Do you have any questions for Larry Larsen or Apple FCU?

Are there any words you did not understand in this article?

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Chapter 15. Cool Tech: The Electric Grid

To view the online text for this chapter, click here!

What is the main idea of this chapter?

The author wrote “So, transmission wires create transmission networks.”  What are “networks” in this quote?

Sabiha wrote “This electricity is created by a power plant and then increased so it can be sent along transmission lines.”  What does “increased” mean in this quote?

Sabiha wrote “The electricity comes into a fuse box that makes sure the amount of power each area of your house uses is a safe amount.”  What is a good way to think about “amount of power” in this quote?

What is the purpose of the last paragraph?

Where does the electricity in your house start?

What is similar about step up transformers and step down transformers?

What is similar about transmission lines and distribution lines?

Are there any words or ideas that you did not understand in this chapter?

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Chapter 16. Cool Tech: Laptops and Computers

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What is the main idea of this chapter?

Sabiha wrote “Input devices allow people to put data into the laptop or computer.”  What is an “input device” mean in this quote?

The author wrote “When you have a lot of information to process then that information gets sent to RAM.”  What does “to process” mean in this sentence?

The author wrote “RAM, or Random Access Memory, stores data so it can be read extremely quickly.”  What does “extremely” mean?

What connects all the important parts of the computer together?

What computer parts shows you the result of the computer processes?

Which part of the computer stores information?

What is one benefit of a computer?

Do you have any questions about the ideas or words in this chapter?

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Chapter 12. The Incredible(Invisible) Nature of Light

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What is the main idea of this chapter?

The author wrote “Your remote control uses infrared waves to communicate with your TV.”  What does “communicate” mean in this quote?

Sabiha wrote “Scientists found that heat sources send out infrared waves, too.”  What does “heat sources” mean in this quote?

What does the picture of the dog show?

How much faster are ultra–violet waves than infrared waves?

Which conclusion makes sense given the information in this chapter?

Were there any ideas or words that were unclear in this chapter?

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Chapter 13. Cool Tech: Smartphones

To view the online text for this chapter, click here!

What is the purpose of this chapter?

The author wrote “LED converts electrical current into light and the best part is that LED is energy efficient because it only lights up the parts of the screen with colors.”  What does “converts” mean in this quote?

Sabiha wrote “The lens focuses the light on the sensor.”  What does “focuses” mean in this quote?

The author wrote “Battery: Provides energy used to transmit radio signals, create visual displays, and run other components.”  What does “transmit” mean in this quote?

In the same sentence, “Battery: Provides energy used to transmit radio signals, create visual displays, and run other components.”  What does “visual” mean in this quote?

How do LCD screens work?

How many types of displays are discussed in this chapter?

What does a smartphone’s memory do?

What does a smartphone’s battery do?

What does a smartphone’s antenna do?

What does a smartphone’s camera do?

Are there any words or ideas that are still not clear from this chapter?

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Chapter 14. Cool Tech: The Magic of Television

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What is the main idea of this chapter?

Sabiha wrote “When you turn your TV on, your TV translates the electronic signal so it can be shown on your TV’s display and the audio is made by your TV’s speakers.”  What does “translate” mean in this quote?

In the same quote, “When you turn your TV on, your TV translates the electronic signal so it can be shown on your TV’s display and the audio is made by your TV’s speakers.”  What does “display” mean in this quote?

The author wrote “These tiny colors are designed to make the images and movements that our brains understand.”  What are “images” mean in this quote?

The author wrote “Today, video cameras save this information digitally, meaning it is saved on computer chips.” What does “digitally” mean in this quote?

What is the tiny piece of light called that make up big screen TVs?

How are videos saved on digital cameras?

Are there any words or ideas that are still unclear? List them here.

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Chapter 10. Introduction to Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Waves 

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What is the main idea of this chapter?

Sabiha wrote ” Cameras can be designed to look for waves of different lengths.”  What does “designed” mean in this context?

What is an early example of electromagnetic waves?

The author wrote “This observation was important but it did not show the theory that connected electricity and magnetism.”  What does “observation” mean in this context?

The author wrote “This observation was important but it did not show the theory that connected electricity and magnetism.” What does “theory” mean in this context?

Here is the definition of a photon “These waves have a photon. There is no matter in a photon, just energy. These little packets of energy move in waves across the universe, and even across your eyeball right now!” 

Which option best describes a “photon”?

What creates a radio wave?

Why do you think “electromagnetic waves” are called “waves”?

Were there any ideas or any words that were unclear?

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Chapter 6. Parts of a Simple Bulb

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What is the main idea of this chapter?

The author wrote “These contact wires cannot be damaged because they allow a constant flow of electricity to the filament of the bulb.”.  What does “constant” mean in this context?

Sabiha wrote “The glass globe, filament, and screw base combine to create an incandescent light bulb.”.  What does “combine” mean in this context?

The author wrote “The glass globe wraps all the parts of the bulb and provides a covering so that nothing can catch fire from the heat from the filament.”.  What does “provides” mean in this context?

What does “incandescent” mean in this chapter?

What does the filament do in Edison’s lightbulb?

Where is the filament located in Edison’s lightbulb?

Were there any words or ideas that you did not understand in this chapter?