## Valentine's Day Math Stories

Complete each story and record your solution on your response log. Show ypour work.

1. It's hard to get up early sometimes to go to school, but not when you know you're going to have a party that day! Our school starts at 7:50 a.m. We will begin our Valentine's Day parties at 11:17 a.m. How much time did we have to wait for the party to start from the time school starts?

2. Rachel bought seven packages of cookies for her class. There were sixteen cookies in each package. Each package cost $1.80. Rachel gave the clerk a twenty-dollar bill. There is no sales tax on cookies. How much change did she get?

3. There are sixteen students in Mr. Jernigan's class. one eighth of them don't want to have a Valentine's Day party. How many students do want to have a party?

4. Ethan is going to bring ice cream to the Valentine's Day party. If three pints of ice cream can feed eight people, how many pints of ice cream does he need to buy for 32 people?

5. Tyler cut a rectangle seven inches by two inches out of red paper. He drew a vase of white roses on it. He wrote "Happy Valentine's Day" at the top. What is the area of the red paper?

6. Justin and David played Valentine Victory at the arcade. Justin scored thirty-nine thousand, eight hundred ten points. David scored twenty-three thousand, two hundred points. How many points did they score in all?

7. Eric bought cards for everyone in the third grade. He bought six boxes of cards and each box contained twenty cards. There are thirty-five students in the third grade. If Eric wants everyone to have an equal number of cards, what is the most number of cards he can give each student?

8. We passed out Valentine's Day cards to all the kids in our class. We have four rows of desks with five desks in each row. However, there are two rows that only have three students. How many cards do we need so that each student gets one card?

9. Dylan bought four boxes of candy hearts for Valentines Day. He spent $1.69 per box of hearts. If he gave the clerk a $50.00 bill and there is no sales tax, how much change should he get back?

10. The EdHelper Candy Company donated three thousand, two hundred twenty-four chocolate-nut bars to Marco Polo Elementary School for their Valentine's Day celebration. There are eight hundred fifteen students in the school. Twenty three of the students are allergic to chocolate and seventeen students can't eat nuts. On the day of the party, eleven other students were absent. If each students receives one candy bar, how many candy bars are left?

2. Rachel bought seven packages of cookies for her class. There were sixteen cookies in each package. Each package cost $1.80. Rachel gave the clerk a twenty-dollar bill. There is no sales tax on cookies. How much change did she get?

3. There are sixteen students in Mr. Jernigan's class. one eighth of them don't want to have a Valentine's Day party. How many students do want to have a party?

4. Ethan is going to bring ice cream to the Valentine's Day party. If three pints of ice cream can feed eight people, how many pints of ice cream does he need to buy for 32 people?

5. Tyler cut a rectangle seven inches by two inches out of red paper. He drew a vase of white roses on it. He wrote "Happy Valentine's Day" at the top. What is the area of the red paper?

6. Justin and David played Valentine Victory at the arcade. Justin scored thirty-nine thousand, eight hundred ten points. David scored twenty-three thousand, two hundred points. How many points did they score in all?

7. Eric bought cards for everyone in the third grade. He bought six boxes of cards and each box contained twenty cards. There are thirty-five students in the third grade. If Eric wants everyone to have an equal number of cards, what is the most number of cards he can give each student?

8. We passed out Valentine's Day cards to all the kids in our class. We have four rows of desks with five desks in each row. However, there are two rows that only have three students. How many cards do we need so that each student gets one card?

9. Dylan bought four boxes of candy hearts for Valentines Day. He spent $1.69 per box of hearts. If he gave the clerk a $50.00 bill and there is no sales tax, how much change should he get back?

10. The EdHelper Candy Company donated three thousand, two hundred twenty-four chocolate-nut bars to Marco Polo Elementary School for their Valentine's Day celebration. There are eight hundred fifteen students in the school. Twenty three of the students are allergic to chocolate and seventeen students can't eat nuts. On the day of the party, eleven other students were absent. If each students receives one candy bar, how many candy bars are left?