Story Problem Challenge

[Rescued from my old blog.]

Well, my computer is still being rebellious, so I’m at dh’s office again to check e-mail while the kids are gone to karate. But I thought it was high time I got another entry up on the blog…

One of my favorite activities for Math Club is to have my students write their own story problems. Then we pass the problems around so everyone can try to solve them. With all the discussion of problem solving on the math forum lately, I thought it would be fun to extend the challenge to you all. Can you come up with a word problem for us to practice our problem-solving skills on?

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See You Later!

[Rescued from my old blog.]

My computer just died. How frustrating! Computer-savvy ds says it probably needs a new motherboard. Blissfully computer-ignorant me doesn’t know exactly what that means, but I know enough to tell that it’s not good. I could tell by the way he shook his head and muttered, “Hmmm. Not good,” several times as he tried to get the thing to boot up.

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