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# MATH VIDEO CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT VIDEOS

PRESIDENT POLYNOMIAL HAS BEEN POISONED
Content Area: Real-world Scenario

Animation Type: Computer Illustrated, Static Images.

Original Handbook Problem: The number of E. coli bacteria in a rich medium is increasing at a rate of 50%…

THE STORY ARCS
Content Area: Creativity

Animation Type: White Board.

Original Handbook Problem: The circle shown has a diameter of 12 inches, m<ABC = 30 degrees and AB = BC. What is the length of…

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE
Content Area: Creativity

Animation Type: Stop Motion.

Original Handbook Problem: It is the policy of Sky Airlines to cancel any flight that has fewer than 80% of its seats filled. A Sky…

A DISBEARING SITUATION
Content Area: Creativity

Animation Type: Stop Motion.

Original Handbook Problem: A boat can hold three people, one of whom needs to row to cross a river that is 20 yards wide. What is…

Content Area: Creativity

Animation Type: Stop Motion.

Original Handbook Problem: Bob and Sam each are going to drive from Lincoln to Denver, a driving distance of 488.5 miles. Bob leaves…

WHERE'S WALDORF
Content Area: Real-world Scenario

Original Handbook Problem: Given the points A(–2, 1) and B(3,4), what are the coordinates of point C in the fourth quadrant such that m<CAB = 90 degrees and AB = AC? Express your answer…

#VISTRONG
Content Area: Real-world Scenario

Original Handbook Problem: At a certain middle school, the 6th-grade class of 390 increased by 10%, the 7th-grade class of 350 increased by 22% and the 8th-grade class of 420 increased by…

WE'RE RICH
Content Area: Mathematical Content

Original Handbook Problem: Three Maryland educators will split equally \$234 million from the Mega Million Lottery. Each will collect about \$53 million after taxes. What percentage of tax…

BUZZER BEATER
Content Area: Mathematical Content

Original Handbook Problem: R.J.’s pedometer indicates that he has walked 10,002 steps and equates that to traveling 4.11 miles. Based on this, how many additional steps must he walk to…

BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Content Area: Mathematical Content

Original Handbook Problem: Lily is going to the movies with Abby, Bea and Jaclyn. Abby wants to sit at the end of a row, and Bea only cares that she is seated next to Jaclyn. In how many…

SALICE IN WONDERLAND
Content Area: Creativity

Original Handbook Problem: In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, this conversation takes place between Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Tweedledum says, “The sum of your weight and twice…

JAILBREAK
Content Area: Creativity

Original Handbook Problem: Spike can dig 8 holes in 3 hours. Butch can dig 7 holes in 4 hours. Lucky can dig 6 holes in 5 hours. How many minutes will it take them to dig 3 holes if all…

VACATION TO HAWAII
Content Area: Communication

Original Handbook Problem: Vacations R-Us charges \$130 a day plus a one-time, nonrefundable \$50 cleaning fee to rent a house at the beach. How much will it cost the Sanchez family to rent…

MIX N MATCH: THE POWER OF CLEVER COMBINATIONS
Content Area: Communication

Original Handbook Problem: Manny has 5 shirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 ties and 4 pairs of shoes. If Manny’s school uniform consists of a shirt, a pair of pants, a tie and a pair of shoes, how…

LEGENDARY PIZZA
Content Area: Communication

Original Handbook Problem: Paige cuts a square out of a circular pizza. The corner of the square lies on the circumference of the pizza. To the nearest whole number, what percent of the…

GOING HOME
Content Area: Communication

Original Handbook Problem: The bus from Kevin's home to the middle school travels 8 miles west, then turns and travels 8 miles north, then turns and travels 7 miles west to arrive at school…