TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of June 29, 2022

1.Shantu's International Solar Heating installs fixed solar panels on homes for energy self-sufficiency. Which installation was a mistake by Shantu's crew?

2.A school bus begins its route headed due north. Along the way it makes two 90 degree left turns, followed by a 45 degree right turn. It winds along a creek in the same direction, then takes a 90 degree right turn into the school driveway. In which direction is the bus headed?

3.This month, which of the following is true:

4.Which would not be a "domestic" itinerary?

5.Canada and the U.S. each have the same number of time zones. Which zones do they not have in common?

6.In this sequence: January 5, February 9, March 13...what would the sixth element in the series be?

7.Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

8.If a lemonade recipe calls for 1/4 cup of lemon juice per quart of water, how much lemon juice will you need to make a batch that uses two and a half gallons of water?

9.Which word in this sentence is a preposition: As long as it's this hot, I will keep a water bottle carefully tucked inside my backpack.

10.The process by which exposure to the air corrodes metal is called: