Math Problems

Math Problems / 08.01.2019

Washer and Candy lab    Can you guess the number of each? Teacher Notes Materials Needed: Bags or cups, enough for 1 per group of students.  Two objects such as nuts, bolts, washers, candy, etc or 16d and 8d nails (they need to be uniform size), etc.  A scale that...

Math Problems / 11.12.2017

Below are the 6 slips of paper to be handed to each group of 4 students.  The students are to read out loud, and work to complete the questions (Group Goal) listed on the last slip of paper.  Thanks to Casey Korn, Sam Haug, and...

Math Problems / 30.08.2017

Goal:  Draw a 30 and 60 degree angle using only a framing square.  Twelve sided columns were used in many historical homes.  How did carpenters then (and now) use the framing square to create the needed angles of 30 and 60 degrees? Materials allowed:  Paper, pencil,...

Math Problems / 19.04.2017

Happy Catering Clue 1 All catering packages feed 12 people. A green salad and 12 half wraps will cost $90. How much does a green salad cost?   Happy Catering Clue 2 Salads are large enough to feed 12 people. A green salad and 12 half burgers will set you back $90 A...

Math Problems / 06.12.2016

Materials needed: Access to a framing square. Access to a computer if needed for research. The framing square needs to be full size with all of the tables, etc on it. Many of the cheap squares will not have the tables.  1. Explain what this scale is...

Math Problems / 12.04.2016

Goal:  Create a tape measure that will automatically (no calculation needed) calculate the diameter of a pipe by wrapping it around the outside (circumference) of the pipe.  The tape measure should be able to measure diameters up to 8 inches.  The tape measure should be accurate...

Math Problems / 21.01.2016

Old time carpenters were able to use framing squares to do amazing design work.  They were able to draw perfect circles with a framing square without using the center point of a circle. Challenge:  Draw a 6 inch diameter circle on a piece of OSB using...