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Reminders: TRY the Problem of the Week--it is graded on an awesome EFFORT! The "trade in" policy for a higher level POW is always in effect.

Brandon's and Eric's lockers at school are side by side. The product of their locker numbers equals 812. What are the two locker numbers? How many different strategies can you use to solve the problem?

Note: You may make an organzied chart and use logical reasoning/guess and check to solve the problem. Algebra is not expected. Students ar expected to be able to explain THEIR solution in class.

What is the least number that leaves a remainder of 3 when divided by 5, a remainder of 2 when divided by 4, a remainder of 1 when divided by 3, and a remainder of 0 when divided by 2? Show ALL attempts/work.

Note: You can make an organized chart and use logical reasoning through guess and check. Algebra is not expected. Students are expected to explain THEIR solution in class.

Math contracts provide additional practice for skills learned in class. Remember that

Work = Credit

NO work = NO credit

* Go to the "Science Poster Contest" link in the left column. Review the guidelines (these guidelines were thoroughly discussed in class on 9/11/17). Note: The top ten poster winners in

__Mathematics__:**Assignments:****5th Grade Math:***

**Problem of the Week**(select one and follow the above directions)*

**Math Practice Contract**: Show ALL work on notebook paper. The math practice contract will be distributed on Monday, October 16th.*Due Friday, October 13th.***CC 6+ Math:***

**Problem of the Week**(select one and follow the above directions)*

**Decimal Operations****Review.**Show ALL work. This review will be distributed on Monday, October 16th.*

*Due Friday, October 13th.*

Reminder: The Problem of the Week is graded on EFFORT, not correct response. A VALIANT attempt should be made to solve the problem and all steps should be shown.__Problem of the Week (choose one).__Creating a chart and using the guess and check/logical reasoning strategy works. Solving algebraically is not expected or required. However, if you enjoy this strategy, feel free to use it. :-) Making a chart and using guess and check strategies will also work.Reminder: The Problem of the Week is graded on EFFORT, not correct response. A VALIANT attempt should be made to solve the problem and all steps should be shown.

Reminders: TRY the Problem of the Week--it is graded on an awesome EFFORT! The "trade in" policy for a higher level POW is always in effect.

**.**__Option 1__Brandon's and Eric's lockers at school are side by side. The product of their locker numbers equals 812. What are the two locker numbers? How many different strategies can you use to solve the problem?

Note: You may make an organzied chart and use logical reasoning/guess and check to solve the problem. Algebra is not expected. Students ar expected to be able to explain THEIR solution in class.

__Option 2.__What is the least number that leaves a remainder of 3 when divided by 5, a remainder of 2 when divided by 4, a remainder of 1 when divided by 3, and a remainder of 0 when divided by 2? Show ALL attempts/work.

Note: You can make an organized chart and use logical reasoning through guess and check. Algebra is not expected. Students are expected to explain THEIR solution in class.

__Math Contract REMINDER:__

Math contracts provide additional practice for skills learned in class. Remember that

__ALL__work needs to be shown to earn full credit. Math contracts submitted without work will be returned for a re-do.Work = Credit

NO work = NO credit

__Science__:**Assignments:*** Go to the "Science Poster Contest" link in the left column. Review the guidelines (these guidelines were thoroughly discussed in class on 9/11/17). Note: The top ten poster winners in

*Wake County*will be invited to attend an amazing banquet for free. Also, first place in the county receives $100, second place receives $50, and third place receives $25. There are additional cash prizes if you advance to the regional and state levels.__: Submit evidence that you have been researching information for the poster. Also, turn in a brief sketch on notebook paper or plain paper of how you plan to organize your poster.__**Friday, September 29**__: Completed posters are due by 9:30 am to my room, #210. Judging will take place this day.__**Thursday, October 26**

Previous Problem of the Weeks:

__From the Week of September 11:__

Option 1.

Christopher and Garrett had the same number of Matchbox cars. After Garrett gave him 72 cars, Christopher had 3 times as many cars as Garrett. How many cars did they have altogether? 288

Option 2.

Robin is 36 years old and Raven is 11 years old. In how many years will Robin's age be twice Raven's age? 14 years

__From the Week of September 18:__

__Option 1__.

The student store sells school supplies, hats, and t-shirts with "Hunter GT/AIG Magnet Elementary" printed on them. At the end of each month, an inventory is taken to find out what needs to be ordered. The person who counted the hats and t-shirts cannot remember exactly how many of each there were, but he does remember two facts:

* There were four times as many t-shirts as hats.

* There were 54 more t-shirts than hats.

"No problem!" you tell him, "With this information, I can figure out how many t-shirts and how many hats were in the store." What is the solution? 18 hats and 72 t-shirts

__Option 2.__

A cabinet, 4 chairs, and 2 table cost $825. The cabinet costs 3 times as much as a chair. The table costs $120 more than a chair. What is the cost of the cabinet? $195

Note: You can make an organized chart and use logical reasoning through guess and check. Algebra is not expected.

__From the week of September 25:__

__Option 1__.

Mr. Macho, the great dane, ate 125 hot dogs over a five-day period. Each day, he ate seven more hot dogs than on the previous day. How many hot dogs did he eat on the first day? 11 hot dogs

__Option 2.__

At Irv's Cycle Rental shop, Irv rents all kinds of cycles: unicycles, tandem bikes, regular bikes, and even tricycles for little kids. He parks all the cycles in front of his shop with a helmet for each rider strapped to the cycles. This morning, Irv counted 57 helmets and 115 wheels parked in front of his store. He knows he has an equal number of unicycles and tandem bikes. He also knows that he has 32 regular bikes. How many unicycles tandem bikes, and tricycles does Irv have? 4 unicycles, 4 tandem bikes, and 13 tricycles

__From the week of October 02:__

__Option 1__.

Cunning Coyote is in a race with Joe Jackrabbit. They both take the same size steps, but the coyote takes 14 steps in the time it takes the rabbit to take 9 steps. Cunning Coyote decided to let Joe get 60 steps ahead before he started to run. How many steps will each runner take (from the time the coyote started running) before the coyote catches up with the rabbit?

Cunning Coyota took 168 steps and Joe Jackrabbit took 108 steps (168-60).

__Option 2.__

An ancient manuscript is on display in a museum case. To what pages is the manupscript open if the product of the page numbers if 9,312? Show ALL attempts and work. 96 and 97

__From the week of October 09:__

__Option 1__.

Your eccentric Aunt Isabella sends money to each niece and nephew on his or her birthday. She gives each child $10 on his or her first birthday. On each birthday thereafter, you and your cousins get $20 more than on the birthday before. How old will you be when you have received a total of $4,000 from Aunt Isabella? 20 years old

__Option 2.__

Johnny and Josh went apple picking. When their sister asked them how many apples they picked, they answered her with these clues:

- If apples were counted by 2s, 3s, or 5s, there would be one apple left over each time.

- If the apples were counted by 7s, there would be nothing left over.

What is the smallest number of apples they could have picked? 91

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