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Mental Math – Simple Equations

Take turns creating simple equations and challenge each other to solve for X.  Make them easy or difficult depending on the skill level of the players.

  • I was five minutes late for my 8:00 doctor appointment. I arrived at X o'clock.
  • Sue baked two dozen cookies and I ate 1/4 of them. I ate X cookies.
  • The hike was 15 miles long but I was able to complete only X% of the hike when sore blisters put me on the sideline after walking 6.75 miles.  (Hint 7.5 miles would be 50%)

Examples of equations and how to solve them.

Solving Simple Equations

Rich Chocolate Cookies

I won't eat all the cookies, I'll only eat 3/4 of them.

More fun with mental math

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Giant's Perspective

You remember Jack.  He planted the bean seed that grew into the stalk that reached into the clouds.  There he found the goose and her golden eggs.  The perfect answer to his family's poverty!

But what about the true owner of this special bird?  Tell the story from the perspective of the giant.

Jack and the Beanstalk

cat burglar

Hey, Jack here, cat burglar by trade. I'm waiting for this beanstalk to grow so I can steal golden eggs from that big rich guy up there.

Test your knowledge of fairy tales

Alex's Mystery Picture

Can you solve
Alex's Mystery Picture?

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