3rd Grade - Saving Money More Challenging VersionBrent works very hard on his family’s farm. His mom and dad give him $5.00 every week for

being such a good helper. Each week he must put $1.50 in the bank. Each week he must also

put 50 cents in the family’s vacation fund.

Brent is saving up the rest of his money to buy a new baseball for $3.00 and a soccer ball that

is 4 2/3 times as expensive than the baseball. Neither of these prices includes a 5% sales tax.

How long will it take Brent to save enough money to buy the soccer ball and the baseball?

4th Grade - Lunch at the Hot Dog Cart More Challenging Version

18 third graders, their teacher and a bus driver are really excited because they are going on a

field trip to the aquarium. They are also going to stop at the Hot Dog Hut for lunch because

everyone going on the trip loves hot dogs. When you order 3 hot dogs at the Hot Dog Hut, you

get a free drink.

If everyone going on the trip orders 1 hot dog, how many drinks will they have to buy? Hot dogs

cost $1.25 and drinks cost 75 cents. How much money will they spend in all at the Hot Dog

Hut? If each person pays a fair share of the bill, how much money will each person have to

contribute?

5th Grade - Zeno the Xylophone Maker More Challenging Version

There are 13 keys on a xylophone (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and A).

The 1st key (C) is 7.5 inches long.

The 2nd key (D) is 7.25 inches long.

The 3rd key (E) is 7 inches long,

...and so on continuing this pattern in size.

Zeno the xylophone maker was about to begin construction on a new xylophone when he realized he had run out of metal stripping. One-yard pieces cost $4.99. One-foot pieces cost $1.75. What is the least expensive way for Zeno to make his xylophone?

being such a good helper. Each week he must put $1.50 in the bank. Each week he must also

put 50 cents in the family’s vacation fund.

Brent is saving up the rest of his money to buy a new baseball for $3.00 and a soccer ball that

is 4 2/3 times as expensive than the baseball. Neither of these prices includes a 5% sales tax.

How long will it take Brent to save enough money to buy the soccer ball and the baseball?

4th Grade - Lunch at the Hot Dog Cart More Challenging Version

18 third graders, their teacher and a bus driver are really excited because they are going on a

field trip to the aquarium. They are also going to stop at the Hot Dog Hut for lunch because

everyone going on the trip loves hot dogs. When you order 3 hot dogs at the Hot Dog Hut, you

get a free drink.

If everyone going on the trip orders 1 hot dog, how many drinks will they have to buy? Hot dogs

cost $1.25 and drinks cost 75 cents. How much money will they spend in all at the Hot Dog

Hut? If each person pays a fair share of the bill, how much money will each person have to

contribute?

5th Grade - Zeno the Xylophone Maker More Challenging Version

There are 13 keys on a xylophone (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and A).

The 1st key (C) is 7.5 inches long.

The 2nd key (D) is 7.25 inches long.

The 3rd key (E) is 7 inches long,

...and so on continuing this pattern in size.

Zeno the xylophone maker was about to begin construction on a new xylophone when he realized he had run out of metal stripping. One-yard pieces cost $4.99. One-foot pieces cost $1.75. What is the least expensive way for Zeno to make his xylophone?