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6th Grade Math Challenge *May 10, 2009*

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1. Complete units on the following topics: Do in any order, except that percentages comes after decimals and fractions, and word problems should be done last.

❑ Decimals

❑ Fractions

❑ Percentages

❑ Geometry

❑ Place Value

❑ Multiplying and Dividing (with 2 digit numbers and 10’s, 100’s and 1000’s.)

❑ Word Problems

2. Create a fun math game. Play it with someone.

Date completed:

Describe your game:

3. Play 1 math game per week with older or younger sibling

Week: 1 ❑ 2 ❑ 3 ❑ 4 ❑ 5 ❑ 6 ❑ 7 ❑ 8 ❑ 9 ❑ 10 ❑ 11 ❑12 ❑ 13 ❑ 14 ❑ 15 ❑ 16 ❑ 17 ❑ 18 ❑ 19 ❑

20 ❑ 21 ❑ 22 ❑ 23 ❑ 24 ❑ 25 ❑ 26 ❑ 27 ❑ 28 ❑ 29 ❑ 30 ❑ 31 ❑ 32 ❑ 33 ❑ 34 ❑ 35 ❑

4. Teach younger sibling a math lesson 1x a week.

Week: 1 ❑ 2 ❑ 3 ❑ 4 ❑ 5 ❑ 6 ❑ 7 ❑ 8 ❑ 9 ❑ 10 ❑ 11 ❑12 ❑ 13 ❑ 14 ❑ 15 ❑ 16 ❑ 17 ❑ 18 ❑ 19 ❑

20 ❑ 21 ❑ 22 ❑ 23 ❑ 24 ❑ 25 ❑ 26 ❑ 27 ❑ 28 ❑ 29 ❑ 30 ❑ 31 ❑ 32 ❑ 33 ❑ 34 ❑ 35 ❑

5. Read about a famous mathematician. Read from at least two sources.

Date completed:

Name of mathematician:

6. Give an oral presentation of the famous mathematician you read about.

Date completed:

7. Read these living math books:

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Tales by Malba Tahan

How to Count Like a Martian by Glory St. John

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares by Frank Murphy and Richard Walz

8. Master your times tables up to 12×12. Set a goal to improve your speed and meet it.

My Goal: _____________________________________ Date mastered: ________________________

9. Create a 12×12 times table chart. Find at least 6 patterns and list them here:

10. Laminate your 12×12 times table chart. Hang it in the kid’s bathroom.

11. Estimate how much at least 15 items will cost at the store. Do this five different times.

#1 Your guess_______________ Actual amount _________________

#2 Your guess_______________ Actual amount _________________

#3 Your guess_______________ Actual amount _________________

#4 Your guess_______________ Actual amount _________________

#5 Your guess_______________ Actual amount _________________

12. On a trip, calculate the following before you leave. Compare to actual numbers. Do this 3 different times.

#1 Distance__________ miles __________kilometers / Cost to travel there _____________

Time to get there _______________ Actual time _____________

We went from __________________________ to __________________________

#2 Distance__________ miles __________kilometers / Cost to travel there _____________

Time to get there _______________ Actual time _____________

We went from __________________________ to __________________________

#2 Distance__________ miles __________kilometers / Cost to travel there _____________

Time to get there _______________ Actual time _____________

We went from __________________________ to __________________________

13. Read 5 large numbers of mom’s choice.

Date completed: _____________________________________

14. Plan a math games party. Plan fun games and snacks. Invite friends.

Date:_____________________________

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