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Kara Loves Music

You will be answering these 3 questions. Look over them quickly, then click “Start Here” to begin answering questions.

Questions in this set:

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you will get these three questions correct?

Do you have a goal for solving these math problems? If so, what is it?

Do you have any plans for how to successfully complete these math problems?

Okay, now you will solve the word problems.

You can use the scrap paper to do any math to help you solve the problems. Then you will take a picture of that paper. Please do not erase your work. If you decide to try a new way to solve the problem, just cross out the old work and continue working.

When you are done there is an answer space to type your answer.

Kara’s playlist has three songs:

  1. “Each Day” (3 minutes)
  2. “Best Friends” (3 minutes)
  3. “This Weekend” (2 minutes)

How many times can Kara listen to her entire playlist during a 35–minute car ride?

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

This weekend, Kara will take a two–and–a–half hour road trip to visit her relatives. She wonders if she can listen to all the albums shown below.

 

Album Length (in minutes)
Driving Fast 43
Silent Sister 58
Forever Funny 37
Today’s Five 45
The Barnyard 52
Free Bison 48

Can Kara listen to all of the albums on her road trip?
Explain why or why not.

Enter your answer here.

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

Kara decides to listen to the Free Bison album on the two–and–a–half hour road trip back home. She started playing it right at the beginning of the trip and has just finished listening to it 3 times in a row.

Use M to represent the number of minutes before Kara gets home.

Write an equation that could be solved to find how many minutes it will be before Kara gets home.

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the first problem?

(The one about Kara’s 35–minute car ride.)

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the first problem?

(The one about Kara’s two–and–a–half hour car ride.)

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the first problem?

(The one you used M.)

If you were given another chance to do a similar math problem, what would you need to do to do well?