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Monday Math Challenge
*November 30, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in math challenge.*

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With only nickels and dimes available how many different ways could you make change for a dollar?

Centennial Elementary students: email me (nancyfootehigley@gmail.com) your answer by 8 PM on Friday, December 4 for bonus points.

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Beat the boredom!
*November 27, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math challenge.*

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## Here are two new math challenges to keep your mind active while your mom is shopping.

### 1. In a regular (standard) deck of cards without jokers, how many cards you have to to draw — at random– to be absolutely positive of getting two cards of the same suit?

### 2. What is the maximum number of days in any 6 month period?

## Centennial students email your response to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 8 PM Monday, November 30th .

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Wednesday Engineering Challenge
*November 25, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge, math challenge.*

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For Week Two, the challenge is: put a handful of paperclips on a table and make something with them. You can bend them, twist them or leave them alone.

Don’t forget to take a picture and email it to me no later than Sunday, 11/29.

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Monday Math Challenge
*November 22, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.*

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Seven cards in a pile are numbered 1 through 7. One card is drawn. The units digit (the number in the ones place) of the sum of the numbers on the remaining cards is 7. What is the number of the drawn card?

Email me by 8 PM on Wednesday 11/25/2009 to get bonus points.

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Wednesday Engineering Challenge
*November 18, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge, science.*

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Use the following materials ONLY:

5 pennies

2 rulers

3 sheets of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches each)

2 pieces of masking tape — each 3 inches long

You have 5 minutes to create the tallest free-standing tower that you can.

When time is up, measure your tower and snap a picture of it. Email the picture to me by noon on Saturday to earn bonus points. The tallest tower wins extra bonus points.

If you want to learn more about skyscrapers, click here and here.

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Tuesday 11-17
*November 17, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.*

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4th grade continues to grow radishes and explore tropisms. In math, they are graphing and have a graphing challenge today. To get the grid that we used in class today, click on the word “grid” below.

The 5th grade students are working on their presentations for their patients. In math they are measuring angles, and their homework is to draw a trianlge that has the largest sum when you add all three angles together.

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5th grade geometry challenge
*November 16, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in 5th grade, math, math challenge.*

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The 5th graders are studying angles. Their challenge is to find a 5-letter word that has the highest value when you use the following key:

acute angles are worth 6 cents

obtuse angles are worth 8 cents

right angles are worth 5 cents

vertical lines are worth 3 cents

horizontal lines are worth 4 cents

The students must use the alphabet as printed on the handout they received in school today.

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Monday Math
*November 16, 2009*

*Posted by Nancy Foote in math challenge.*

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A florist buys roses at $0.50 apiece and sells them for $1.00 apiece. If there are no other expenses, how many roses must be sold in order to make a profit of $400? How did you figure that out?

Email me your answer for bonus points. Deadline is 11/17/2009 at 8:00 PM.

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