TeachersFirst's Elementary School Brain Twisters

Week of October 17, 2016

1.Keshawn's mother brought a large box of cupcakes to school for his birthday. Half were vanilla; the rest were chocolate. His class ate 2/3 of the chocolate ones, and all but one of the vanilla ones. Keshawn gave half of the remaining chocolate cupcakes to the office staff, and ate the vanilla one himself. He took the remaining 3 home. How many were in the box to start with?

2.Which is longest?

3.The term used to describe the variety of plants and animals in the world is:

4.The initials of the person who wrote the words to the National Anthem are:

5.Mrs. Bee's class looked up words in the dictionary before going out to recess. Which word did not appear on the page with the guide words "balmy" and "business?"

6.Which comes next in this sequence? 1 cup, 1 pint, 3 cups, 1 quart...

7.Which of the following did Washington not do?

8.The school day starts at 9:00 and ends at 3:45 with two 20 minute recesses and a half hour lunch. How long are students actually in class?

9.If you start with 3 and count by threes, which number will you not say?

10.Which of these are you least likely to do as an effective reader?