Thanksgiving Math Problems

download (1)I thought you might want to share these fun Thanksgiving math problems with your class. 

Three covered baskets were brought to the Thanksgiving dinner. The first covered basket has two pumpkin pies. The second covered basket has two apple pies. The third covered basket has one pumpkin pie and one apple pie. The baskets look the same. You reach into one without looking and pull out an apple pie. What are the odds that the remaining pie in that basket is also apple?

Turkeys have more than 5000 feathers.  How many feathers on a flock of 4 turkeys?

The Pilgrims are planning a big Thanksgiving for friends and family. They are expecting 18 adults and 40 children. For dessert, they will bake apple pies and pumpkin pies.  Each apple pie will be cut into 6 pieces for adults. Each pumpkin pie will be cut into 8 pieces for the children. How many of each pie do they need to make?

Turkey is higher in protein and lower in fat than other meats.  A 3-ounce portion of turkey has 170 calories with 70 of those calories from fat.  By comparison, a 3-ounce portion of chicken has 200 calories with 100 of those calories from fat.  What percentage of the turkey’s total calories comes from fat?  What percentage of the chicken’s total calories comes from fat?

A turkey can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly at up to 55 miles per hour. If a turkey runs at top speed for one hour and flies for another 2 hours how far will he have traveled?

Here is one of my favorite resources for fun holiday math problems, activities and more: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

About Renata Palms

Renata Palms, Supervisor of Marketing, leads all marketing efforts for Ascend Education. Renata has over 5 years of marketing experience with Ascend Education and a B.S. in both Marketing and Information Technology. Her primary role is to develop and execute the marketing plans that build successful relationships with school personnel and parents and make them aware of the services offered by Ascend Education. Her areas of responsibility include the corporate website, social media, email marketing and events.
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