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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:_____________________________