Teacher’s Guide for:
Maggie's Journal

Maggie's Journal includes a printable template so that students can make their own journal entries. The template is printed using the "PRINT" icon in the main site. A printable journal template is also included in the downloadable pdf document below.

The journal contains an account (written by Maggie) of her experience in the Philippines. Maggie has also recorded additional information which the following questions refer to. You can encourage your students to search for the information within her journal.

Brainteaser 1:

Fish Prices

Miss Maggie went to the fish pier to buy some fresh fish. She had 20 dollars. After reading the sign, she decides to buy the following:

  • 2 1/2 dozen Scallops
  • 20 Clams
  • 3lb Shrimp
  • 3lb Red Snapper

The prices on the sign were as follows: (Maggie notes them in her journal.)

  • Scallops - $3 a pound
  • Clams - $.50 a piece
  • Shrimp - $2.50 a pound
  • Red Snapper $6.50 a pound

Question: How much more money does she need? Show your thinking.

Brain Teaser 2:

Diving Logs

Maggie went scuba diving while she was in the Philippines. She kept a record of her diving dates and times in her journal. If Maggie had three hours worth of oxygen in her tank, how much would she have left after her dives? You can encourage your students to search for the information within her journal.

Show your thinking. You can use words, pictures and numbers.

DATE TIME IN TIME OUT
5/8/00 2:33 3:11
5/9/00 1:15 1:43
5/10/00 10:22 11:01
5/11/00 4:07 4:22


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