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Here is a version of the classic Follow Directions Quiz. Apply it to any subject, especially math




7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Following Directions
By – Prairiegirl
Primary Subject – Math Secondary Subject –  
Grade Level – 7-12

This is a GREAT way to get your students (Junior High and above) to learn to follow directions and READ instructions. (Take note of #11 – chances are, your students will not follow direction #1 to even know about direction #11.) I had a teacher do this to our class when I was in 9th grade – I learned to always follow directions from that day on. You can replace the content in between #1 and #11 to suit the needs of your grade/students.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Read through all the problems before beginning any of the work.
  2. Give the answer for the following problem: 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9 =
  3. Find three whole numbers which, when multiplied together, give the same result as when added together.
  4. A plain pencil and a colored pencil together cost 30 cents. The colored pencil costs 10 cents more than the plain pencil. How much does each cost?
  5. Give two numbers which when added together produce the same answer as when they are multiplied together.
  6. A boy sold his bicycle for $30. He later bought it back again for $25. The next time he sold it for $40. How much did he make overall?
  7. Using five 1’s it is possible to make them equal 100 by arranging them as: 111 – 11 = 100 Use five 5’s to make a 100.
  8. It is possible to write down the digits 1 to 9 (writing each once and once only, and in order) and then place ordinary arithmetical signs as necessary so that the answer to the entire sum is 100. For example: 1 x 2 + 34 + 56 + 7 – 8 + 9 = 100 Find a way that uses only + and – signs for addition and subtraction.
  9. All of the odd numbers from 1 to 999 are added together. What is the total?
  10. I am thinking of a 2-digit number which – When it is divided by 3 the remainder is 1. When it is divided by 4 the remainder is 2. When it is divided by 5 the remainder is 3. When it is divided by 6 the remainder is 4. What number am I thinking of?
  11. You do not need to do any of the problems above, just write your name in the upper right-hand corner of this paper and place it on my desk.

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