## Happy Fourth of July Math Puzzle

Our town is planning a sensational Fourth of July fireworks.  The professionals in charge of the fireworks display will light four Rockets every minute,  two Sonic Booms every 30 seconds, one Super Rocket every three minutes, and one Flying Star Fountain every 5 minutes.  The entire fireworks display will last 15 minutes. How many fireworks will they need to light?

## Olympic Math, Medal Count Updated

Ask your elementary students to add up the medals for each country.  Medal counts are correct as of close of Olympic games Thursday, Feb. 20.

## Olympic Hockey Math for Grades 5-10

The U.S. Men’s Hockey team is lining up for Gold.  Here are some Hockey math problems for students in middle school and high school. Grade 5-6:  This year the Olympics are in Sochi, Russia. The currency in Russia is called ruble. 35.78 Russian rubles for each US dollar.  A good ticket to the Gold Medal Hockey game…

## Olympic Math, Adding up the Medals

Which country will earn the most medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics?  It is shaping up to be a tight race.  Ask elementary students to add up the medals and see who is in the lead.  We will provide regular updates.

## Olympic Math, Speed Skating to the Answer

Here is an Olympic math problem appropriate for Grade 8 and up. A speed skater competes in the 1,000; 1,500; and 10,000 meter events and puts in 6 times as much distance practicing before the events. What total distance in kilometers will the skater have skated during the competition? Answer:  87.5 kilometers Option: Break students into…