TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of November 16, 2017

1.Sam'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. Sam 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 event offers a good indicator of consumer confidence?

3.Which sentence is correct?

4.Isis (Isil) is

5.Which pair is not correct?

6.During World War II, rationing in the United States included

7.At the time of the American Revolution, who wrote the pamphlet, "Common Sense?"

8.The sum of the squares of three consecutive integers is 509. What is the largest of the integers?

9.Which pair is a correct match of ailment and body part?

10.Which combination will hold the most pictures from Elvis' new digital camera?