Daily Dilemma #12: Activity
- John Hancock, Sam Adams, Paul
Revere, and William Dawes had a chest full of papers that had information
about the Sons of Liberty. They hid half of the papers at an inn at Lexington
and they divided the rest of the papers equally between themselves. John Hancock
had 22 papers. How many papers were in the chest to begin with?
- Patrick Henry bought
4 tins of flour from the general store. He gave the clerk a $.50 coupon that
his wife clipped from the Virginia Gazette and a bill worth $5.00. How much
change did Patrick Henry receive?
- John Adams was playing a game
of decimal cards. He picked 5 cards (3,2,6,9,7) and made the smallest number
to the thousandths place.
What did his cards look like?_______________
Then his cousin Sam used the same cards to make the smallest number that went
to the tenths place.
What did his cards look like?______________________________(2 points)
- Ben Franklin used a chart to compare
the circumference (distance around) the bifocal lenses he made.
||4 2/10 cm
||4 1/5 cm
||4 1/2 cm
||4 3/10 cm
Which bifocal had the biggest circumference?
A B C
Which two bifocals were the same
A B C
What did you have to do to the
fractions in this problem to get your answers?