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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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Biggest Rectangle

Directions: Find the largest area for the rectangle filling the boxes with numbers 1 through 9. You may use a digit at most once. Source: Nanette Johnson, Inspired by Mike Chamberlain’s Problem

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Greatest Difference of Two Rounded Numbers

Directions: Using the digits 0 through 9, find the two numbers that, when rounded to 500 have the greatest possible difference. Each digit can only be used once. Source: Michael Wiernicki and Graham Fletcher

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Placing Fractions on A Number Line

Directions: Create 5 fractions using the whole numbers 0 through 9, exactly one time each as numerators and denominators, and place them all on a number line. Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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Rectangle Area and Perimeter

Directions: The length of a rectangle is 6 cm and its perimeter is 16 cm what is the area of the rectangle in square centimeters? Source: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

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