Here are some problems which we wrote that we thought Einstein would have enjoyed.  Well, okay, we didn't write all of them. The second problem we got from our math teacher and we liked it so we included it too. Try them yourself!

1.  The citizens of Nnam Acceber cannot remember where they live. Poss and Com are artists fond of Picasso and Monet. Using the clues, match each character with the house it belongs in.

A. The artists live as far away from each other as possible.
B. Alice is very athletic.
C.Froggess loves Peonies.
D. Com loves to get mail.

2. A set of books has covers that are 1/8 inch thick and the pages are 1 inch thick.  The set is in order on the shelf.   If a worm starts at the first page of Volume I and eats its way through to the last page of Volume II how far does it travel?

3.  If in 4 minutes an elephant can trumpet 136 times with a break of 1 minute, how many times can the elephant trumpet in 9 minutes with no break?

4.  Four children brought their pets in for Pet Day at school. The kids were Carrie, Steph, Ryan, and Megan. They brought in a cat, dog, fish, and a gerbil. Find out who brought which pet.

A. Carrie, Steph, and the girl with the gerbil brought in pictures of their pets.
B. Carrie and the girl with the dog brought them both in carriers.

5.  A dog can live 30 years, and a monkey, a lobster, and a sheep each can live 50 years. A human and a turtle added up how long they can live. How long does a sheep live?

6.  Complete the pattern: 82 ___ 76 ___ 70  62 64  56  58

7.  Five people (Jack, Jim, Aaron, Sara, and Laura) go to a party at a sixth person’s (Annie) house. All of them arrive at different times and each gives Annie a different gift. The party officially started at 5:00pm and three people arrive late. One person arrives on-time and one other arrives early. Jack’s mom is always late but she surprised everyone by not being late. Aaron and Laura came together with Aaron’s mom. Jim forgot to get a present so he stopped at the store on the way to the party, but still made exceptional time. Sara is Annie’s best friend and she helped Annie set up for the party. Jim decided to get Annie an art supply pack. The other things that Annie got were nail polish, three beanies, a mini backpack, and a coupon for Gibson’s Bookstore. (Only the girls gave her nail polish and a mini.) Aaron gave her something to buy books with for free. Sara gave her something to carry things in.  Who was the second guest to arrive at the party and what did each guest give to Annie?

8.  Hoogle, Humm, Hammet, Hiler, and Hrogle are part of the Hopp breed. Use the clues to figure out who is who. (by Annie Ericsson)

A. Humm is funny and Hoogle is very domestic.
B. Hiler is next to Hoogle and Hammet.
C. Humm knows the king and Hammet has 20/20 vision.

9. How many triangles are in the figure below?