TeachersFirst's Elementary School Brain Twisters

Week of December 9, 2016

1.Ashley is wrapping a present that is 12 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 6 inches high. If she puts ribbon around both the length and width of the box, how many inches of ribbon will she need, not counting what she uses for the bow? (10 points)

2.Erosion cannot be caused by: (5 points)

3.Which is least likely to improve the performance of an athlete? (10 points)

4.Mr. Perrymeter's bulletin board is 24 inches by 68 inches. How many rolls of candy cane border does he need to buy if each roll has 50 inches? (10 points)

5.Santa Claus is stocking up on reindeer chow to feed his reindeer during the Christmas holiday. If each reindeer eats 1.5 pounds of chow per day, how many 25-pound bags will he need to feed (all 8 of) his reindeer for the 12 days of Christmas? (20 points)

6.Which of the following is a shade of a secondary color? (5 points)

7.In the Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," how many total items does "my true love" give (if you count each item only once)? (10 points)

8.This important base was attacked on December 7, 1941: (20 points)

9.Which is not a sensory organ? (5 points)

10.Which of the following is a percussion instrument? (5 points)