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Monday Challenge February 15, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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On a standard clock (without the numerals written on the face) the time is 11:18.  If the clock is rotated 180 degrees counter-clockwise, what would the time appear to be?

Centennial students email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com with your answer by Monday, 2/22/2010 for bonus points.

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One man’s trash …. engineering challenge February 5, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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Pick up 5 pieces of trash from anywhere.  You can even dig in the garbage can!  When you’re done, come back here and read the rest of your task.

You can use scissors, tape and some sting — and the trash you just collected.  Make a fish that will float.

Centennial students – take a picture of your fish and email it to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com for bonus points.

100 coin challenge January 29, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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Put 100 coins on the table.    Make the widest structure that you can that stands at least 1 inch tall with the coins.  Every coin must touch another coin and try to have the fewest coins touching the table.   Measure the width and send your results to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.

When you’re done, check out this.

Monday Math Challenge – Money! January 25, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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What is the maximum amount of money you could have in change (not counting half dollars or dollar coins) and not be able to give change for a half-dollar?

Centennial students email your answer to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com for bonus points.  Bonus ends on Friday, 1/29/2010 at 10 PM.

Wednesday Engineering Challenge January 14, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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This week’s engineering challenge is to make a puppet using the following materials. You must use all of them and your puppet must have at least 3 moving parts:

24 inches of string
4 straws
2 objects of your choice
4 paperclips
4 index cards

Markers may be used in construction. Scissors may not.

Email pictures of your creation to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.

Bonus question January 11, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Fun stuff, math, math challenge, science.
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What’s special about today’s date?  And when will it happen again?

Centennial students email your answer to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 01/15/10 for bonus points.

Monday math challenge January 11, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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How can 3 dimes and 9 pennies be placed in three rows with 23 cents in each row?

Centennial students can email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com with the correct answer for bonus points by Friday 1/15/2010, 10 PM.

Wednesday Engineering Challenge – Arches! January 6, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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You can use the following:

a bag of large marshmallows

a box of toothpicks

2 pair of tongs
Build the tallest marshmallow arch you can using the materials above.  You may not touch the marshmallows with  anything but the tongs.

Centennial students:  take a picture of your creation and email it to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.  I’ll post the best on the website and give you bonus points.

Have fun!

Monday math challenge January 4, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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If a cuckoo clock cuckoos on the hour (the number of times for that hour) and on the half hour (once each half hour) how many cuckoos does it make each day?

Centennial students – email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 5 PM on Friday, January 8, 2010, for bonus points.

Monday math — on Wednesday December 23, 2009

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Fun stuff, math, math challenge.
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OK, so I got into family things and forgot to post the Monday Math Challenge on Monday.  Well, it’s Wednesday, and here’s the challenge.  Get the semester off to a great start by accumulating bonus points now!  Email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com with your answer.

Pretend that it is 1995 when you answer this question.  I know that most of you weren’t born by 1995, but play along and it will make the question so much easier.

How many years are between the last year that could be read as a number upside down and the next year that can be read as a number upside-down?