1. From the final word problems in the Math Trailblazers Discovery Assignment Book:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Michael, Shannon, and Jessie decided to create a movie library for their neighborhood. They asked parents and teachers to donate children's videos to create a library. Neighborhood residents could take out a children's movie for free if they bought one in as a trade. In the first week of the drive to collect movies, Michael collected 17 boxes. Each box was filled with 22 movies. How many movies did Michael collect?
Shannon collected 11 boxes with 27 movies in each. How many movies did Shannon collect?
Jessie and her friends collected 36 boxes with 15 movies in each. How many movies did they collect?
2. From the final word problems in Singapore Math's Primary Mathematics, 4B:
Gene walked 5 times around a rectangular field measuring 45 yd by 20 yd. How many yards did he walk altogether?
Alan used 3/4 of his money to buy a watch which cost $45. How much money did he have left?
The perimeter of a rectangle is 30 in. The width of the rectangle is half its length. Find the area of the rectangle.
Which problem set involves more rote repetition of a given algorithm?
Which problem set is more accessible to children with language impairments?
Estimate the percentage of American 4th grade math teachers who can do all three of the Singapore word problems.