All the Palo Alto kids are excited to have a 3-day weekend, but they can still do math during the break! They all get an extra day to have fun in Palo Alto and also honor United States veterans. Some students will use this time to enjoy the company of their families, while others might take a trip to go
camping or hang around Palo Alto with their friends and enjoy their remaining Halloween candy. At Mathnasium in Palo Alto, we will make sure to continue using math. We encourage you to have your Palo Alto and Menlo Park students do the same with the following fun math word problems relating to their time off from school.
1. Jeremy has 42 pieces of leftover Halloween candy after his trick-or-treating adventures in Palo Alto. If he collected 79 pieces of candy from local houses, how many pieces has he eaten so far?
2. Haley is allowed to watch just 7 hours of TV over the break. She watched 3 hours of a show about math on Saturday and 2 hours of cartoons on Sunday. How many hours of TV is Haley allowed to watch on Monday?
3. Timmy has a 3-day weekend.
, he also has 6 hours of chores to do over those three days. How many hours does he have to work on chores each day, if he wants to work the same amount each day?
4. Miranda is very excited for Christmas. She knows there is a long time until she gets to open her presents on December 25. If today is November 9th, how many days does Haley have to wait to open her presents under the tree in Palo Alto?
5. Joey is very excited about all of his breaks in Palo Alto. He wants to count up all of his days off for the rest of the year to practice his math skills. He knows that there are 21 weekends, 2 days each. Four of those weekends are 3-day weekends, giving him an additional day off. He also has Winter Break, which gives him nine extra days off, and Spring Break, which gives him five more. How many total days off does Joey have left in Palo Alto this year?
6. Veterans’ Day was first celebrated in 1919. How many years has it been honored? How many decades?
7. A group of Palo Alto student decided to host a fundraiser to honor veterans. They spent 245 dollars to set everything up, and charged 12 dollars per person for entry. If they received 134 dollars in addition to the entry price in donations, how many people had to pay for entry in order for the students to break even? How many for them to raise their goal, 150 dollars, for veterans?