## Common Core Math Preparation

Common Core Math test is on April 13,14,15 for grades 3-8. It is still not too late to start practicing and getting better. Practice and disciplined preparation will always increase scores and confidence, as well as decrease nervousness and stress on your child. Think forward and prepare in time. If you need some help, or just some advice, don't hesitate to contact MATH IS MATH. Ask for the Common Core package discount. mathismath.ny@gmail.com www.mathismath.com #math #tutori

## Math Puzzle 2. [solution]

Original piles: First move: You move 7 pieces from the pile containing 11 pieces (left side) and add them to the 7 (middle pile ). Second move: You move 6 pieces from the pile that contains 14 pieces right now (middle pile) to the 6 (on the right). Third move: Move 4 cubes from the pile that contains 12 pieces right now (on the right side) to the 4 (on the left side). You are done ! Each pile now contains 8 pieces after 3 moves.

## Math Puzzle 2.

Place three piles of matches (coins, or something small, that you can group together easily) on the table. Make one pile with 11 matches, the second one with 7 matches, and the third one with 6 matches. You are to move matches so that each pile contains 8 matches. You can add to any pile only as many matches as it already contains, and all the matches must come from one other pile. For example: If a pile contains 3 matches, you can add 3 to it, no more no less. You have THREE

## Success in 4th grade :)

One of my most dedicated students has been putting tremendous effort into understanding math and practice. She is asking questions, making notes as I suggested to her, and she is building her own confidence with my guidance. The first test in the new year made her happy ... and me too :) #math #testscores

## Math Puzzle 1.

Moving Checkers Place 6 checkers on a table in a row, alternating them black, white, black, white, and so on as shown. Leave a vacant place large enough for 4 checkers on the left. Move the checkers so that all the white ones will end on the left, followed by all the black ones. The checkers must be moved in pairs, taking 2 adjacent checkers at a time, withouth switching their order, and sliding them to a vacant place. To solve this problem, only 3 such moves are necessary. H

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