Grade Span K-2
100th Birthday Celebration
Students devise a plan to seat 20 students at six tables, and share 100 balloons to decorate.
Average Number of Letters
Students determine the average number of letters in five names.
Birthday Gift Shopping
Given an amount of money, the student must purchase items which do not exceed that amount.
Bowls of Apples
Students are asked to put apples equally into bowls.
Students determine the number of bugs seen during a week of bug watching given a pattern in sightings.
Students plan the number of trips a canoe must take to transport a Native American family.
Students determine the number of color chips in a bag based on a sampling of data.
How many, out of a total of six, clay pots could three Native Americans make?
Students use different combinations of coins to equal different price tags.
Students determine the different ways of making 40 cents.
Students identify where darts, reaching a total score of 32, landed.
Students divide Hershey Kisses® among Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter Cottontail.
Students determine when all eggs will hatch if the hatching times follow a given pattern.
Given an amount of fencing, students determine all possible size pens that can be created using all of the fencing.
Students determine how many cars are needed for a field trip.
Students determine how many fish can be caught by people fishing in boats.
Students find all combinations of flags using three colors.
Frog and Toad
Given a certain number of vegetable plants, students determine the number of rows needed for planting.
Students give clues about their secret polygon.
Students determine how to cage a family of hamsters given certain constraints.
Students determine how many trees a family of beavers can cut down in an hour.
Hats and Scarves
Students draw snow persons with different patterns of clothing and color.
Students determine the number of ladles of hot chocolate they will need to serve five children.
How Big is a Foot?
Students measure objects using different sized shoes.
Students determine the ways students can line up in different orders.
Students determine the different license plate combinations with three digits that total six.
Making a Necklace
Children decide how many necklaces can be made with string and beads.
Marshmallow Peeps® All In a Row
Students determine how long a train of two inch Marshmallow Peeps® are where each peep is separated by a half inch.
Students identify the number of marsupials they see with a given number of tails and eyes.
Mr. Frye's Lambs
Given a number of ewes and lambs, students determine the number of twins.
Students determine all of the ways to make 25 cents.
Number Cube Game
Students determine which sum is most likely when rolling two number cubes.
Students determine the number of tentacles on four octopuses.
Students determine the number of owls in trees based on the number of eyes seen.
Given shapes (pattern block pieces) students classify and sort them in a systematic manner.
Using three Pentominos, students make as many shapes possible with 12 sides or less.
Students determine a schedule for piano practice.
Pieces of Pizza
Pizzas are cut in three ways: in four slices, six slices, and in eight slices. Students determine how to share the pizzas with six of their friends.
Students determine the number of pens that can be made using 12 sides of fencing.
Students show how 47 cents looks using only 11 coins.
Students determine how to fairly share pizzas.
Children are given a certain number of Pogs. Students determine the number of Pogs the children have in all.
Seats and Tables
Given tables shaped as three polygons, students determine the number of tables needed to seat 20 students.
Seedlings to Timber
Students determine the number of trees cut down based on the number of seedlings the paper company planted in their place.
Sink or Float
Students investigate which items will sink and which will float.
Six-Pack of Soda
Buying six-packs of sodas in a week, students determine the number of cans produced in a month.
Given a number of tracks, students determine the number of skiers and snow boarders who went down the trail.
Snails make slime trails, increasing an incremental amount each day. Students determine the distance the snails will travel by the end of the week.
Given a number of sleds which carry different numbers of children, students determine the number of sleds needed for the class.
Students develop creatures based on specified attributes.
A peddler carries different colored caps on his head. Students determine the different orders in which the caps can be stacked.
Ten Feet Apartment
Students determine the different ways an apartment might contain ten feet (humans and pets included).
Students collect and organize data, then draw conclusions about an object in their environment.
Valentine M&M® Problem
Given a sample of M&Ms®, students determine the compared quantities of pink, white and red candies.
Valentine's Day Party Plan
Students make a seating plan for a dinosaur Valentine's Day party, given seating limitations.
Whoo is Hunting?
Given a number of talons, students determine the number of owls in each family group.
Given a number of witches and a limited number of brooms, students determine how to transport all witches to their upcoming convention.
Students predict the number of worms in a worm farm based on a sampling method.
Students determine the typical wrist circumference of their peers.