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Missing Digits

Directions: Fill in the blanks with digits to make the answer closer to 200 than 300. What is one solution? What other solutions can you find? How many possible solutions are there? How many possible solutions if you can’t use a digit more than once? Source: Marilyn Burns, Graham Fletcher

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Planting Carrots 1

Directions: Using the digits 1 through 9, at most one time each, to fill in the blanks to make the following problem true. Sarah planted __ __ carrots in her garden. She planted them in __ rows. Each row had __ carrots. Source: Chase Orton

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Marble Madness 2

Directions: Use the numbers 0 – 9, no more than one time each, to make the following problem true. Jenny has ? ? ? marbles. Her brother has ? ? ? marbles. Together they have ? ? ? marbles. Source:Chase Orton

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Marble Madness 1

Directions: Use the numbers 0 – 9, no more than one time each, to make the following problem true. Barbara has ___ ___ ___ marbles. She gives her sister ___ ___ ___ marbles. She now has ___ ___ ___ marbles left. Source: Chase Orton

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Building Shelves 2

Directions: Use the numbers 0 – 9, no more than one time each, to make the following problem true. Ricky is building ? sets of shelves for the office. It takes him ? ? minutes to do each set of shelves. He’ll be done building the sets in ? hours and ?? minutes. Source: Chase Orton

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Building Shelves 1

Directions: Use the numbers 0 – 9, no more than one time each, to make the following problem true. Ricky is building ? sets of shelves for the office. It takes him ? ? minutes to do each set of shelves. He’ll be done building the sets in ? hours. Source: Chase Orton

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It’s About Time 1

Directions: Use the numbers 0 – 9, no more than one time each, to make the following problem true. Suzie leaves work at ? : ? ?. She get’s home at ? : ? ?. Therefore, her commute is ? ? minutes long. Source: Chase Orton

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Close to 1000

Directions: Arrange the digits 1-9 into three 3-digit whole numbers. Make the sum as close to 1000 as possible. Source: John Ulbright and Robert Kaplinsky

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Double Bar Graph

Directions: Using the numbers 1-8 at most once each time, create a graph that represents the number of boys and girls participating in soccer, football, baseball and basketball. Half as many boys play soccer than girls The amount of boys in soccer is double the amount girls in football Three times as many boys play baseball than girls in football …

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Interpreting Graphs

Directions: Using the numbers 1 to 6, using a number only once, create a graph and fill in the blanks to make them true. Source: Bryan Anderson

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