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Here is a version of the classic Follow Directions Quiz. Apply it to any subject, especially math
9, 8, 7, 11, 12, 10
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:
- Read through all the problems before beginning any of the work.
- Give the answer for the following problem: 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9 =
- Find three whole numbers which, when multiplied together, give the same result as when added together.
- 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?
- Give two numbers which when added together produce the same answer as when they are multiplied together.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- All of the odd numbers from 1 to 999 are added together. What is the total?
- 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?
- 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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