TeachersFirst's Middle School Brain Twisters

Week of September 22, 2023

1.Hurricanes Ian and Fiona caused significant devastation in the southeastern U.S. in 2022. According to NOAA, there were this many billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters that year.

2.Which measurement is not used in weather instruments?

3.John's family's used car cost $15,000 and they got $4,000 in trade on their old car. If there is a 5% tax on the net cost of the car, how much money did they pay after the trade-in?

4.Cameron's bag from the fall festival had 56 chocolate treats, 35 fruit flavored treats, and 14 salty snacks. If he reaches in and grabs the first thing he touches, what are the chances it will be chocolate?

5.This artist painted the ceiling:

6.Susan is planning to buy birthday gifts for her brother and sister. She has saved $60, and she needs to buy 4 presents for her family. What is the average amount she can spend on each gift?

7.Fred wants to buy a rake to earn money raking lawns. The small rake costs $15 and the large one costs $25. If he earns $5 for each lawn he rakes, how many lawns must Fred rake to make up the cost of the larger rake?

8.Giving women the right to vote required

9.Rio De Janeiro hosted a special event in 2016. Which pair of city and date is NOT a correct match for a similar occasion?

10.Alex was born in New York on November 10, 2006. Rachel was born in Florida on November 4, 2006. and Amy was also born on November 4, 2006, in Canada. Who is eligible to vote in the 2024 presidential election?