Counting

Jun 18, 2020 | Walnut Creek

There’s so many ways you can count! See the interesting take on counting this week’s word problems have in store!

Find the word problem below that’s the right skill level for you, and give it a try. Take your time working it out — no peeking! When you feel you’ve found the answer, look below to check your solution against ours. Enjoy your fun math practice, and be sure to check back next week for more!

Lower Elementary:
Question: Jack is sitting in a swivel chair facing north. He spins a half turn clockwise, then a quarter turn counterclockwise, then a full turn clockwise, and finally a three-quarter turn counterclockwise. In which direction is Jack facing now?

Upper Elementary:
Question: Grace is buying a new charger for her phone and wants to know which one has the longer cord: a black charger with a 70-inch cord or a white charger with a 180-centimeter cord. An inch is 2.54 centimeters. Which cord is longer? By how much? Give your answer in centimeters.

Middle School:
Question: The number of ants in Karen’s ant farm doubles every day. On Sunday, there are 12,288 ants in the farm. When was the last day when there were fewer than 1,000 ants?

Algebra and Up:
Question: Will has four boxes of candles. One box is full, and each consecutive box has one fewer candle than the last. If Will has 450 candles in total, how many are in the full box?

Have you worked out the answer to the word problem you chose? Take your time finding the solution, we know you can do it! When you’re ready to check your work, look below to find our solutions.

Lower Elementary: