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Oink & Cluck

Use these math-based puzzles, problems, and brainteasers as icebreakers, transition fillers, and ready-made math challenges -- to help answer the age-old kids' question: 'Why do we need to learn Math?'





    One day, as I was driving along a country lane, I saw in the road ahead an overturned farm wagon. Pigs and chickens were running everywhere! Try as I could, I couldn’t count all those running animals.
    But I did count 36 legs.

    Can you help me figure out how many pigs and how many chickens there were?
    There’s more than one correct answer.
    Make sure you show all the possibilities.

    Click for a Printable version.


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