This problem was created for students in grades 4-8. The math involved is math any student who knows how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, ask questions, and think can solve. Have fun.
With thanks to the National Council of Teachers of Math Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School November/December 2018.
Petroglyph National Monument
July 29th Math Challenges:
Mrs. Cesaretti brings in an empty 10-gallon fish tank and puts it on the counter by her desk. She decides to fill it with peanut M&Ms. How many individual bags of M&Ms will she need to purchase to fill her tank? She empties all the packets into the tank. How many peanut M&Ms will be in the tank? Be sure you provide enough information (facts) to support your two estimates.
Problem 3: The Earth Day March and Protest
Westfield Friends School Eighth Graders fill out an application with Cinnaminson Township to hold an Earth Day march from Westfield Friends School to Wood Park and a rally at the park with invited speakers. The goal of their march and rally is to increase awareness and pressure on the local government, residents, and businesses in Cinnaminson to commit to the complete adoption of renewable energy by 2030. Based on their advanced networking, the students anticipate as many as 50 other local people, schools, and organizations may want to join them in the march. They have arranged for two speakers at the Wood Park rally. The township agrees to the march and rally as long as the students can provide a reasonable estimate for how long Riverton Road will need to be closed and how long the park will be occupied. What are the questions and considerations and assumptions you need to make to provide the township with a reasonable estimate? Based on your questions and answers, what is your best estimate for the road closure and the park closure?