TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of March 18, 2019

1.If your state has a 5% sales tax and your town has a 1% sales tax, what is the total cost of a video game system that costs $250, plus tax?

2.The Pleiades are:

3.In a standard set of 7 tangrams, how many ways can you create a shape congruent with the largest triangle by using one or more of the remaining 6 pieces?

4.Susan and Ryan are planning the St. Patrick's Day parade. They expect 75 units, each of which takes 75 feet of roadway. If they leave 25 feet between each unit, approximately how long will the parade be?

5.Which word doesn't fit?

6.Monet, Van Gogh, and Seurat all produced paintings of this type:

7.How many different combinations are there of one secondary color and one tertiary color?

8.Benny plays in his first baseball exhibition game. He bats 2 for 6. What is Benny's batting average?

9.Which sentence has an incorrect verb?

10.Which American president made a fateful decision on August 6, 1945?