Thursday, August 2, 2012

Finding Math Problems In the World Around You

I love finding real world math problems!  Today on Facebook, Aunt Jemima Pancakes posted this:

OK everybody, we’ve got the answer to yesterday’s trivia question! The record for most pancakes made in a day is 76,382! They were made in eight hours in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park and were eaten with 136 gallons of maple syrup!
Just think of how many math problems you can make with just that!   A few that I thought of were:

1. On average how many pancakes were made each hour?

2. How many pancakes were eaten with each gallon of syrup?

Where do you find real-world math problems?

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