Monday, July 28, 2014

Interactive Math Journal Ideas

Free Interactive Math Journal Ideas and Lesson Plans | First Week of School Interactive Math Journal Ideas!

Start of year interactive math journal ideas! 

My interactive math journal with a twist: Answer these interactive math questions as part of your interactive math journals.

  • My favorite math activities is?
  • Why do I need to learn about math? 
  • Why do I need to make math daily goals? 
  • How much do I weigh in stones, pounds, kilos and tons?
  • How tall am I in inches, feet, hands, centimeters, yards and pennies?
  • How many calories, carbs, proteins and fats do I eat a day?
  • How many days old am I?
  • How many words per minute can I read?
  • What is total amount of time I can read without stopping?
  • Who is the tallest and shortest students in the class?
  • How many shapes can I draw and identify?
  • What is the temperature of my drinking fountain water?
  • What are the dimensions of my classroom?
  • What is the ration of girls to boys in the classroom?


 Great Interactive Math Journal Usually Contain:

  1. Math Exemplars and Math Models
  2. Math Illustrations
  3. Math Foldables
  4. Dice Game Sheets
  5. Fraction Charts
  6. Place Value Charts
  7. Math games 
  8. Examples and Non-examples
  9. Graphic vocabulary
  10. Clarification of Concepts
  11. Student Questions and Reflections
  12. Student-made Math Manipulatives 
  13. Table of Contents
  14. Glossary of Tier 3 Math Vocabulary

Teaching Math with Foldables Author Dinah Zike, M. Ed. 
FUN MATH GAME PRINTABLES

math games for the classroom-middle school

A Collection of Math Games using Playing Cards


CCSS Math Games | Math Facts Dice Game

CCSS Math Games Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 | Free Printable CCSS Math Games | Dice and Card Games to Practice Math Facts | Teaching Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Math Facts to Kids With Games, Cards, and Dice!



Use the Free Printable CCSS Math Games Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Dice and Card Games to Practice Math Facts
I Have Who Has: Place Value Game
Fraction Playing Cards - Free Download
Making Math More Fun Card Games
Pencil and Paper Math Games
Math Games for the Classroom Grade 6-8
Family Math Night Games
The Game of Pig Subtraction (Grades 3–8)
Math Games For Skills and Concepts
Four Strikes and You’re Out
Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!): A Collection of Math Games
“Fraction Feud” Card Games
MEGA-FUN FRACTIONS
Fraction Flip Fraction Multiplication of Division
Fifth Grade Math Card Games
Equivalent Fractions and Comparing Fractions: Are You My Equal?
Stuffed with Pizza
Rock Paper Scissors Math
Fraction War Flash Cards
KWL Chart: Pre Game Play
Word Worth How much are your spelling words worth? 


Expository Test Practice Reading Passages

Expository Nonfiction Test Practice Reading Passages | Expository Test Practice Reading Comprehension GRADE 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 | STAAR, CCSS ELA, PARCC, Balanced Assessment, FCAT, NJ ASK, Stanford 10, EOG Reading Test, NC EOG, STAR, and Terra Nova!

Third Grade Reading Nonfiction/Expository Passages

Outer Space 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hoppin' John 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Are You Ready, Sam? 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Let's Bake Sugarcookies 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
My Brother's Mess 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 3rd Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Mount Rushmore 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who Is Dr. Seuss? 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
How The Chipmunk Got Its  5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fairy Tale 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable Fifth Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Gazpacho Soup 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Watching a Beekeeper 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who is Dr. Seuss? 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fiary Tale  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 4th Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 
Beaver
Bones
Cookie Caper
Helen Keller
Messy Room
Snowball

501 Reading Comprehension Questions: 
Chapter 1 Vocabulary 1
Chapter 2 Analogies 19
Chapter 3 Main Ideas, Themes 31
Chapter 4 Topic Sentences 39
Chapter 5 Short Passages 49
Chapter 6 Nonfiction and Information Passages 87
Chapter 7 Reading Charts and Graphs,
 Understanding Directions 127
Chapter 8 Analyzing and Interpreting Poems 147
Chapter 9 Philosophy and Literature 161
Chapter 10 Longer Passages 171

4th Grade Expository Reading Passages

CCSS ELA 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions

Free Printable 4th Grade Expository CCSS ELA Reading Passages Adobe PDF Files

4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Shark Facts 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Gazpacho Soup 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Watching a Beekeeper 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who is Dr. Seuss? 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fiary Tale  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 4th Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

Third Grade Reading Nonfiction/Expository Passages

Outer Space 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hoppin' John 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Are You Ready, Sam? 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Let's Bake Sugarcookies 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
My Brother's Mess 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 3rd Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Mount Rushmore 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who Is Dr. Seuss? 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
How The Chipmunk Got Its  5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fairy Tale 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable Fifth Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

501 Reading Comprehension Questions: 
Chapter 1 Vocabulary 1
Chapter 2 Analogies 19
Chapter 3 Main Ideas, Themes 31
Chapter 4 Topic Sentences 39
Chapter 5 Short Passages 49
Chapter 6 Nonfiction and Information Passages 87
Chapter 7 Reading Charts and Graphs,
 Understanding Directions 127
Chapter 8 Analyzing and Interpreting Poems 147
Chapter 9 Philosophy and Literature 161
Chapter 10 Longer Passages 171

3rd Grade Expository Reading Passages

CCSS ELA 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions

Free Printable 3rd Grade Expository CCSS ELA Reading Passages Adobe PDF Files

Third Grade Reading Nonfiction/Expository Passages

Outer Space 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hoppin' John 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Are You Ready, Sam? 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day  3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Let's Bake Sugarcookies 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
My Brother's Mess 3rd Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 3rd Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Mount Rushmore 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who Is Dr. Seuss? 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
How The Chipmunk Got Its  5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fairy Tale 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable Fifth Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Gazpacho Soup 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Watching a Beekeeper 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who is Dr. Seuss? 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fiary Tale  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 4th Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 
Beaver
Bones
Cookie Caper
Helen Keller
Messy Room
Snowball

501 Reading Comprehension Questions: 
Chapter 1 Vocabulary 1
Chapter 2 Analogies 19
Chapter 3 Main Ideas, Themes 31
Chapter 4 Topic Sentences 39
Chapter 5 Short Passages 49
Chapter 6 Nonfiction and Information Passages 87
Chapter 7 Reading Charts and Graphs,
 Understanding Directions 127
Chapter 8 Analyzing and Interpreting Poems 147
Chapter 9 Philosophy and Literature 161
Chapter 10 Longer Passages 171

Fifth Grade Expository Reading Passages

CCSS ELA Fifth Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions

Free Printable Fifth Grade Expository CCSS ELA Reading Passages Adobe PDF Files
The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Mount Rushmore 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who Is Dr. Seuss? 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
How The Chipmunk Got Its  5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fairy Tale 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 5th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable Fifth Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 

4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Shark Facts 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Monster in the Barn 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Gazpacho Soup 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Butterfly 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Horses of Chincoteague 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Watching a Beekeeper 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Thomas Edison  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Lady and the Garden Hose  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Hurricanes  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Jackson's Day 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Who is Dr. Seuss? 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Piano Lessons 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Types of Teeth 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Paper Dragon Fiary Tale  4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Rosa Parks 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
Standing at the Foul Line 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages
The Atmosphere: The Ocean of Air Above Us 4th Grade Nonfiction/Expository Reading Passages

Free Printable 4th Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 


Free Printable 3rd Grade Expository Reading Passages MS Word DOCs 
Cookie Caper
Dolphin
Menu
Messy Room
Oh No!
Your Pearly Whites

501 Reading Comprehension Questions: 
Chapter 1 Vocabulary 1
Chapter 2 Analogies 19
Chapter 3 Main Ideas, Themes 31
Chapter 4 Topic Sentences 39
Chapter 5 Short Passages 49
Chapter 6 Nonfiction and Information Passages 87
Chapter 7 Reading Charts and Graphs,
 Understanding Directions 127
Chapter 8 Analyzing and Interpreting Poems 147
Chapter 9 Philosophy and Literature 161
Chapter 10 Longer Passages 171

Grade 7 Multi-Step Word Problems CCSS Math

Grade 7 Multi-Step Word Problems | Grade 7 CCSS Math Multistep Word Problem ,Operations & Algebraic Thinking Worksheets, Number & Operations in Base Ten Worksheets, Number & Operations Worksheets, Fractions, Measurement & Data Worksheets, Geometry Worksheets

    Grade 7 CCSS Math Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

    Grade 6/7/8 Multi-Step Word Problems with Solutions

    Weekly or Daily Multi-Step Word Problems
    Grade 6/7/8 Multi-Step Word Problems with Solutions

    Multi-Step Word Problems Archive 2013-2014
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    Grade 6 Multi-Step Word Problems CCSS Math

    Grade 6 Multi-Step Word Problems | Grade 6 CCSS Math Multistep Word Problem ,Operations & Algebraic Thinking Worksheets, Number & Operations in Base Ten Worksheets, Number & Operations Worksheets, Fractions, Measurement & Data Worksheets, Geometry Worksheets

      Grade 6 CCSS Math Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

      Grade 6/7/8 Multi-Step Word Problems with Solutions

      Weekly or Daily Multi-Step Word Problems
      Grade 6/7/8 Multi-Step Word Problems with Solutions

      Multi-Step Word Problems Archive 2013-2014
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      Brain Breaks Brain Teasers Math Riddles

      Raymond Merrill Smullyan(born May 25, 1919) is an American mathematician,
       
      concert pianistlogician,
       
      Taoist philosopher, and magician.
      Student Brain Breaks Math Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Math Riddles And Brain Teasers 


      The Story: Fox, goose and bag of beans
      Once upon a time a farmer went to market and purchased a fox, a goose, and a bag of beans. On his way home, the farmer came to the bank of a river and rented a boat. But in crossing the river by boat, the farmer could carry only himself and a single one of his purchases - the fox, the goose, or the bag of the beans.

      If left together, the fox would eat the goose, or the goose would eat the beans.

      The farmer's challenge was to carry himself and his purchases to the far bank of the river, leaving each purchase intact. How did he do it?

      The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

      It is stated as follows:
      Three gods A, B, and C are called, in no particular order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter. Your task is to determine the identities of A, B, and C by asking three yes-no questions; each question must be put to exactly one god. The gods understand English, but will answer all questions in their own language, in which the words for yes and no oare da and ja, in some order. You do not know which word means which.
       Clarifications, a single god may be asked more than one question, questions are permitted to depend on the answers to earlier questions, and the nature of Random's response should be thought of as depending on the flip of a coin hidden in his brain: if the coin comes down heads, he speaks truly; if tails, falsely.


      Bridge and torch problem

      Four people come to a river in the night. There is a narrow bridge, but it can only hold two people at a time. They have one torch and, because it's night, the torch has to be used when crossing the bridge. Person A can cross the bridge in one minute, B in two minutes, C in five minutes, and D in eight minutes. When two people cross the bridge together, they must move at the slower person's pace. The question is, can they all get across the bridge in 15 minutes or less?

      The problem: Students and cannibals
      Three exchange students and three cannibals must cross a river using a boat which can carry at most two people, under the constraint that, for both banks, if there are 
      exchange students present on the bank, they cannot be outnumbered by cannibals (if they were, the cannibals would eat the exchange students). The boat cannot cross the river by itself with no people on board. And, in some variations, one of the cannibals has only one arm and cannot row.


      Twelve balls
      You have twelve balls that weigh the same, except for one. This ball may be lighter or it may be heavier than the other eleven. You are given some scales to balance balls against each other. How do you discover the rouge ball, and whether it is heavier or lighter, with only three weighings?

      Water
      You are standing next to a well, and you have two jugs. One jug has a content of 3 litres, and the other one has a content of 5 litres. How do you measure out 4 litres ?

      Knights And Knaves
      Imagine you are on an island. The inhabitants look the same from the outside, but differ from inside (their truthfulness). We distinguish the following types:
      Knights who always tell the truth.
      Knaves, who always lie.
      Normals who sometimes tell the truth and sometimes lie

      Assume you meet one of these inhabitants, and he tells you "I'm no knight". What type inhabitant is he ? Or is it impossible to determine ?

      A man is digging a hole


      A man is digging a hole, and is one third of the way through When he is finished his head will be twice as far below ground as it is now is above ground. If the man is 5'10, how deep will be the hole be when he has finished?

      Cross a bridge
      There are 4 men who want to cross a bridge. They all begin on the same side. You have 17 minutes to get all of them across to the other side.

      It is night. There is one only one torch. A maximum of 2 people can cross at one time. Any party, who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the torch with them. The torch must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each man walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man’s pace.

      Man 1: 1 minute to cross. Man 2: 2 minutes to cross. Man 3: 5 minutes to cross. Man 4: 10 minutes to cross.


      The King is about to die
      The King is about to die. He sends messengers throughout the land seeking for the 3 smartest people. Finally 3 are found. He gives them a task to see which one is the wisest. He tells them, "I will seat you in a triangle so that each of you faces the other two. After you are blindfolded I will paint a dot on each of your foreheads. Each dot will be red or green so that there can be any combination of red and green dots. When I remove the blindfolds each of you must raise your hand if you see _any_ green dots, i.e. 1 or 2 dots. As soon as you have figured out what color your own dot is, lower your hand and tell me."

      So he seats them, blindfolds them, and then paints a green dot on all three foreheads. When the blindfolds are removed, all three hands go up. After a long pause, one hand comes down and the man says.

      "Your highness, I have a green dot."


      Bow And Arrow

      A bow and arrow cost 21 gold pieces. The bow cost 20 more than the arrow. What is the price of each ?


      Warriors Age
      A warrior, when asked his age, replied he was 25 years old not including Saturdays or Sundays. What was his real age?


      Pirates
      A pirate ship captures a treasure of 1000 gold coins. The treasure has to be split amongst the five pirates : 1,2,3,4 and 5 in order of rank. The pirates have the following important characteristics: Infinitely clever
      Bloodthirsty
      Greedy
      Starting with pirate 5, they can make a proposal of how to split the treasure. This proposal can either be accepted, or the pirate is thrown overboard. A proposal is only accepted if, and only if, the majority of pirates agree on it.

      What proposal should pirate 5 make ?


      The Pirate game

      There are 5 rational pirates, A, B, C, D and E. They find 100 gold coins. They must decide how to distribute them.

      The pirates have a strict order of seniority: A is superior to B, who is superior to C, who is superior to D, who is superior to E.

      The pirate world's rules of distribution are thus: that the most senior pirate should propose a distribution of coins. The pirates, including the proposer, then vote on whether to accept this distribution. In case of a tie vote the proposer has the casting vote. If the distribution is accepted, the coins are disbursed and the game ends. If not, the proposer is thrown overboard from the pirate ship and dies, and the next most senior pirate makes a new proposal to begin the system again.

      Pirates base their decisions on three factors. First of all, each pirate wants to survive. Second, given survival, each pirate wants to maximize the number of gold coins he receives. Third, each pirate would prefer to throw another overboard, if all other results would otherwise be equal. The pirates do not trust each other, and will neither make nor honor any promises between pirates apart from the main proposal.