Grade Level K - 2


Betty's Blocks
Students extend a pattern to determine the total number of blocks that will be used to build towers.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Patterns


Buttons for Snowmen
Students determine the number of buttons needed for 3 snowmen's eyes and nose.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Multiplication


Calender Problem

Given a pattern for a calendar, students determine how many colored stickers for the month of December.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Patterns


Chaperones
Students will find the number of possible groupings for students going on a science field trip.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Addition; Multiplication; Combinations


Dandelion Dilemma!
Students count the number of dandelion plants inside a square area then answer questions about the dandelion plants.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement; Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Addition; Multiplication


Eating Jellybeans
Given a pattern, students determine how many jellybeans will have been eaten by the end of Saturday.

NCTM Standards: Geometry and Measurement; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Addition; Patterns


Farmer Brown
Given the type and number of animals, students show how many animals are in each of 3 pens.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Number Sense


Finicky Cat
Students will find all the combinations of cat food.

NCTM Standards: Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Combinations; Multiplication


Flies and Frog
Students continue the pattern to determine how many flies will be eaten in a day.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Patterns


Happy Birthday Abby
Students will show how many possible shapes a cake can be cut into so that four children get the same size piece of cake.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Division; Counting; Addition; Fractions;


Hatching Chicks
Students determine one-half and one-third of eggs hatching in incubators.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Division; Fractions; Shapes


Holiday Fair Shopping Spree
Students determine how many different ways to spend $2.00 with 25 or 50 at the school holiday fair.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Addition; Combinations; Money


Ice Cream
Students determine how many different ways could Pat have ordered 3 flavors of ice cream and 2 kinds of cones.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Combinations


Legs
Students determine the number of legs of people and chairs in a classroom.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Addition; Counting


Let's Plan a Party
Given an allotted time for events, students plan the schedule for a class party to celebrate everyone reading 50 books.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Addition


Let's Play
Students extend a pattern to determine which playground equipment the seventh student will hold.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Number Sense; Patterns


Lining Up
Given a pattern for lining up the class, students decide if a boy or girl will be the tenth person.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Number Sense; Patterns


Lynn's Ladder
Students decide how 3 different colors can be used to paint a pattern on the rungs of a forest ranger's ladder.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Counting; Patterns


Mary Quite Contrary
Students continue a pattern to find out how many flowers would be planted on the 10th and 100th row.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Multiplication; Patterns


A New Necklace
Given a colored pattern for a necklace, students extend the pattern.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Number Sense; Patterns


Nine Cents
Students determine the possible combinations of nine cents.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement;
Content Standards: Addition; Combinations; Money


Perplexing Palindrome Problem
Students find all the 3-digit palindromes that can be created using digits on a number cube.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Number Sense


Petal Power
Given the number of flowers and petals, students show a garden with three flowers in it.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Combinations; Number Sense


Renting Craft Space
Students determine the rental price for craft spaces so that each renter is paying a fair price.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Division


Riding at the Playground
Given the number of Big Wheel and bicycle riders, students determine how many wheels were on the playground.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Multiplication


Share and Share Alike
Students determine how three gorillas will share two apples fairly.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Division; Fractions


Sharing Sleds
Students decide how 8 sleds can be shared so that 16 first graders can slide down the hill at the same time.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Content Standards: Addition; Combinations; Division


A Shower of Shapes
Students will arrange rectangles and squares from a 4-inch square paper into a symmetrical design.

NCTM Standards: Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Shapes


Someone's Been Eating My Porridge
Students use clues to sort three types of noodles into bowls.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Addition; Counting; Shapes


Staying Warm
Students determine the possible combinations of ways to keep warm while playing in the snow.

NCTM Standards: Probability and Statistics
Content Standards: Combinations


Sweet Sale
Given twenty cents to spend, students determine how many pieces of candy were purchased for 20 cents.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations
Content Standards: Addition; Money


Time for Math
Students determine how many students could sit around each side of three square tables to do their math.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Division; Shapes


Wonderful Leaves
Students measure a leaf in as many ways as they can with rainbow cubes or graph paper.

NCTM Standards: Numbers and Operations; Geometry and Measurement
Content Standards: Addition; Shapes