TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of February 14, 2019

1.Every girl in Ms. Sweetheart's room received a one pound box of Valentine chocolates and shared half of them with the 9 boys in the room. The boys each received 10 ounces of candy, and Ms. Sweetheart kept the remainders so the boys would not fight over them (since there were not enough to go around). How many girls were in the room?

2.The best restaurant in town is very busy on Valentine's Day. They can seat, serve, and complete and clean up after a couple's meal in 2 hours and 10 minutes. They have 26 tables for two and 15 tables that can be converted from their usual foursomes into two twosomes. How many couples can they serve during their normal business hours of 5 pm to 11 pm, assuming they need no more than 5 minutes between the departure of one couple and the seating of the next and their customers will accept any reservation time available?

3.Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation attempts to simulate

4.Which expression is used to describe unfortunate valentines?

5.RSRRD VLTSRBL This vowel-less, spaceless poem ends with...

6.A section that is repeated in a poem is called a:

7.To convert square feet to square yards, you:

8.In a famous event on Valentine's Day in the Windy City, many lost their lives because of ill will between these two:

9.How many time zones are there in the United States?

10.Your bag of Valentine hearts has nine banana, four cherry, twelve apple, six watermelon, and five lime. What is the chance that the first heart you pick out will be watermelon?