Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word Problem: Hoppy and Panda!

Today we learned about a new kind of math problem. It was different than other word problems we've done.   Usually word problems ask questions like:

How many in all?         How many more?       How many fewer?

This was a new kind of word problem.
Panda and Hoppy left 25 comments. Hoppy left 5 more comments than Panda.
How many comments did Panda leave?
How many comments did Hoppy leave?

Here is a tutorial Adia made illustrating one way to solve this type of problem.

What do you think of this process?

If you want to make up one of these math problems with your parents, please do so!  We'll use it for practice in class!

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If you are from another state or country, make up a word problem about your state/country symbols! Here are California's state symbols. California's state tree is the coastal redwood. It is the tallest tree in the world! Here is a word problem using the state bird and the state tree:

The California quail was looking at two coastal redwoods. Their combined height was 480 feet. One tree was 20 feet taller than the other tree. How tall were the coastal redwoods?

1. Farmer Brown's brother, BobSeptember 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

The ducks and the cows ate 126 slices of pizza. The cows ate 20 more slices.

• How many slices did the cows eat?

• How many slices did the ducks eat?

Sincerely,
Bob
(Farmer Brown's brother)

P.S. I didn't get to eat any pizza! Those cows and ducks are pigs!

2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Mr. Wapole and Mrs. U have 50 foam balls all together. Mrs. U has 12 more balls than Mr. Wapole.

How many balls does each have?

Sincerely,
Leila♥

3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington had 238 moonrocks. Our first president had 30 more moonrocks than our sixteenth president.

* How many moonrocks did Abraham Lincoln have?

* How many moonrocks did George Washington have?

Sincerely,
Rexon

4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Mrs. Yollis and Mrs Ranney have 100 posts. Mrs. Yollis has 20 more posts than Mrs. Ranney.

How many posts do they each have?

From,
Sarah

5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

What a great way to solve problems like that! I think my students would love to watch that video. It would make things so much easier on them!

I have an example of one...

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln made a total of 120 speeches. Abraham Lincoln made 30 more speeches than George Washington. How many speeches did each president make?

Sincerely,
Mr. Avery
Mr. Avery's Class Blog

6. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class

The Dodgers and the Cubs have 147 wins combined.The Dodgers have 9 more wins than the Cubs.

How many wins does each team have?

Sincerely,
Josh
(From Mrs. Ranney's class)

7. What excellent word problem skills you are developing! Thank you Mrs. Yollis' class for sharing such valuable learning, and I can't wait to show my class your video, so we can develop some of our own word problem examples!

One of SC's unofficial foods is grits, and boy do I love them! If Miss Yollis was visiting Miss Tripp's house and ate 9 oz of grits and Miss Tripp at 12 oz more than Mrs. Yollis. How many oz of grits did Miss Tripp cook?

8. Dear Mrs Yollis and Grade 3
Two kiwi birds were looking for worms under the pohutukawa trees.

The first kiwi found 56 worms.
The second kiwi found 15 more than the first kiwi.
How many did the second kiwi find?
How many worms did they find altogether?

from Quicksilver the Kea (the B4 mascot in new Zealand)

9. Minnesota has 8261 large lakes and 1739 small lakes. How many lakes does Minnesota have all together?

10. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

It is great that you are learning to solve math word problems. Here is one for you to try.

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree. Ms. Floyd's class picked 120 pecans on Monday. Ms. Floyd's class picked 125 more pecans on Tuesday than on Monday. How many pecans did Ms. Floyd's class pick on Tuesday?

Sincerely,
Ms. Floyd

11. Lashaye found 31 honey ants.

Partimah found 5 more than Lashaye.

How many honey ants did Lashaye find?

How many did they find altogether?

Here is some infomation about honey ants:
http://www.mjhall.org/bushtucker/page6.htm

From Partimah Fielding in Mimili Community, South Australia

12. ◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵R♕yce◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵◵September 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

The Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore have 728 visitors in total. The Statue of Liberty has 124 more visitors.

* How many visitors does The Statue of Liberty have?
* How many visitors does Mount Rushmore have?

Sincerely,
♙♣☉♙♣☉♙♣☉Royce♙♣☉♙♣☉♙♣☉

13. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

The Tigers and Yankees have 189 wins combined. The Yankees have won 5 more games.

How many games has each team won? Have fun blogging and asking questions of your own.

Sincerely,
Josh
(from Mrs. Ranney's class)

14. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

Mrs. Yollis and Mrs. Ranney have four hundred dollars together. Mrs. Ranney has forty eight more dollars than Mrs.Yollis. How much money does Mrs. Ranney and Mrs. Yollis each have?

Sincerely,
P.S. I'm from Mrs. Ranney's class

15. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

Joshua and Jacob have 478 dollars in their piggy bank combined. Joshua has 137 more.

How much money do they each have?

I hope you blog as much as I do.

I hope I see you tomorrow.

Later,
Josh
(from Mrs. Ranney's class)

16. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

Joshua and Jacob have 478 dollars in their piggy bank combined. Joshua has 137 more.

How much money do they each have?

I hope you blog as much as I do.

I hope I see you tomorrow.

Later,
Josh
(from Mrs. Ranney's class)

17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Macy's and Target had 32 sales in 5 years.
Target has 12 more sales that Macy's.

How many sales did they each have?

Best wishes,
Hayley
( From Mrs. Ranney's class) : - )

18. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

The pet store has 12 puppies.

There are 3 more Golden Retrievers than Black Labs

How many puppies are in each breed?

Warmly,
Hayley (fram Mrs. Ranney's class)

19. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Barack Obama and George Bush have 500 American flages in all. Barack Obama has 20 more than George Bush.

- How many flags does George bush have?

- How many flags does Barack Obama have?

Sincerely,
Aidan

20. Hello Mrs. Yolli's Class! My 3rd grade TEA Time Math group would like to share some Mississippi word problems that they wrote for this blog post. Hope you like them!

Two beehives had 53 honeybees. The large bee hive had 11 more than the small one. How many honeybees did the large hive have? How many did the small hive have?

By: Andric, Yumna, and Ruth

Two Magnolia trees had 59 Magnolia flowers. The tall tree had 13 more flowers than the short one. How many flowers did the tall Magnolia tree have? How many flowers did the short Magnolia tree have?

By: Destiney, Taiya, and Cole

There were two Magnolia Trees in Paul B. Johnson Park that had a total of 50 mockingbirds. The tree by the pond had 15 more mockingbirds than the other. How many trees did the tree by the pond have? How many mockingbirds did the other tree have?

By: Daggin, Rahmil, Taressa, Centirea

21. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Mrs. Hearting and Mrs. Hibler had 100 cub cudoes in all. Mrs. Hibler had 16 more than Mrs. Hearting.

How many cub cudoes does Mrs. Hibler have?

Sincerely,
Aidan

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