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Can you solve these mysteries that happened in our class? Each is worth 5 points. 1. Last week, the two Isaiah's played 7 football games. IH won the same number of games as IW. IW lost the same number of games as IH. There were no ties in any of the games. How can you explain this? ANSWER: Who said that they were playing each other CORRECT: Kalysta (5), Hadiqa (1), Washington (1) 2. One Friday, after finishing an art project, the Slay Sistas looked at each other. SlayMelanie had paint all over her face while SlayHadiqa's face was clean. Yet, SlayHadiqa went and washed her face, but SlayMelanie did not. Can you explain why the weird Slay Sistas acted this way? ANSWER: When they had finished the artwork, the SlaySistas turned to each other to talk. SlayHad (clean face) saw that SlayMel's face was dirty and assumed that her face would also be dirty, so she went and washed her face. SlayMel made the reverse assumption. WINNERS: Hadiqa (5), Kalysta (1) 3. Salvador got in trouble for chasing his beautiful teacher across the field. So Mr. Pham decided to send him to the office. This means he cannot go on the bowling field trip. However, Mr. Pham gave Salvador a chance to save himself. Salvador was to make a single statement. If it was true, he would be sent to the office. If it was false, he will be fined $500. What statement did Salvador make that forced Mr. Pham to NOT send him to the office and NOT fine him $500? ANSWER: Salvador made the statement, "I will be fined $500!" Now, if Mr. Pham fined him $500, his statement will have been true, so he should be sent to the office. But if he is sent to the office, his statement will have been false, so he should be fined $500, then the statement is true...😖 Not knowing what to do, Mr. Pham had to admit that the only fair course of action was to let the 49erPoop go free!!! WINNERS: Hadiqa (5), Kalysta (5) 4. Mr. Pham received a note in the PhaMailBox. He read the message but didn't understand it. So he gave it to Kalysta. "It's some sort of code!" said Mr. Pham. "What does it say and who is it from?" Kalysta read the note and burst out laughing. She said, "This is a question from a student in class that kept asking you every day!" The message read: EFBS NS. QIBN, DBO J DBMM ZPV PPHMZ? GVTJ Kalysta obviously deciphered the message. Can you? ANSWER: Each letter in the code represents the letter that it follows in the alphabet. Therefore, the code reads: "DEAR MR. PHAM, CAN I CALL YOU OOGLY? FUSI" WINNERS: Hadiqa (5), Kalysta (5)
ANSWER: White * * The only place you can run (in Mr. Pham's case, walk very slowly) 2 miles south, then east for 2 miles, then north for 2 miles and end up back at your starting point is the North Pole. There are only white polar bears in the north pole.
WINNERS: Mohammad (1), Neema (6), Hadiqa (6), Olivia (1), Kalysta (6)
Group Earth is trying to figure out a math problem for the Academic Challenge:
In the picture, the big square has an area of 60 square inches. What is the area of the smaller square? There is a really fast and easy way to find the answer (which does not require algebra). 😁 5 points for the correct answer and another 5 points if you can show what is that fast and easy way. To answer, pick up a copy of the riddle at the Mail Station, fill out and drop it into "PhaMailbox" when done. ANSWER: 30 square inches. The easy answer: If we cut out the smaller square and turn it as shown in the picture. We can see that it is half the size of the big square, as indicated by the dotted lines. These dotted lines divide the large square into 8 triangles, and the small square into 4 triangles. WINNERS: Kalysta (10), Hadiqa (9), Alvaris (5), Aaron (1), Olivia (1) Mr. Pham bought a large pepperoni pizza for lunch one day. But the 6 players on TEAM SIERRA complained that they should get the pizza as a prize because they won the ML CHALLENGE. So Mr. Pham reluctantly divided the pizza into 7 slices and took the biggest slice since he's so muscular and strong, and therefore, needs more food. 💪 Agree?😎
However, these annoying and hungry kids disagreed! They wanted the whole pizza for themselves and ordered Mr. Pham to cut the pizza into 6 SLICES. EACH SLICE to be the SAME SIZE, SAME SHAPE and has the SAME NUMBER of PEPPERONI PIECES on each slice. 🍕 Being very afraid of Kalysta and Jazmine, Mr. Pham followed their orders. But how can he cut the pizza below into 6 IDENTICAL slices each with the SAME number of pepperonis to satisfy these weird kids? To make this work, the pizza slices should not look like the traditional shape. Please use your creativity to help out before the Grandmaster gets crushed by Team Sierra. * Grab a paper pizza at the "Mail Station" and drop into PhaMailbox when you're done slicing.
WINNERS: Jazmine, Alvaris, Jonathan, Hadiqa, Kalysta, Aaron
CHRISTMAS RIDDLES WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 30 1. During the winter break, Kalysta and Crystal went to Israel's farm to buy some animals for pets. They saw the price listing below: 8 Gold Fish  $1 1 Baby Turtle  $1 1 Hamster  $10 Kalysta and Crystal want animals of each type so they bought 100 animals for $100. How many of each type of animals did they buy? (3 points) 2. What word, expression or name is depicted below? (2 points) S T E P P E T S P E T S 3. This is a secret code for writing numbers. It's used for only the most important messages. It is so mixed up you could say it is backward. Or is it forward? I'm too old, I forgot! See if you can figure this out. BONUS QUESTION: Given the choice, would you rather a lion chased you or a zebra? 😜 (1 point) ANSWERS: 1. 7 hamsters ($70) + 21 baby turtles ($21) + 72 gold fish ($9) = 100 animals, $100 2. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 3. Here are the values of the symbols: BONUS QUESTION: Given the choice, would you rather a lion chased you or a zebra? (Lion chased you or lion chased a zebra?)
I would rather the lion chased a zebra (instead of chasing me)! 😜  WINNERS: Aria (11), Hadiqa (11), Kalysta (5), Karter (1), Neema (1), Tyler (1), Jaslene (1), Jonah (1), Fusi (1)
WINNERS: Melanie (4), Jazmine (11), Jaslene (2), Hadiqa (11), Jonah (4), Fusi (3), Tyler (1), Isaiah H (3), Alessandra (4), Olivia (2), Karter (1), Lesly (1), Aria (11), Kalysta (11)
WINNERS: Hadiqa (3), Jaslene (3), Aria (3), Kalysta (3), Melanie (3), Jazmine (3), Alvaris (3), Aaron (2), Isaiah H (2), Jonathan (2), Salvador (1), Analy (1), Jonah (1), Alessandra (1), Faith (1), Tyler (1), Mohammad (1), Karter (1), Fusi (1), Lesly (1), Grace (1)
Using the information given, can you figure out the weight of 49erSal, Coconut MelAria, MP (without the weights), and the total weight for all three? 2 points for each correct guess.
1. Farmer Israel has seventeen turkeys. All but nine broke through a hole in the fence and wandered away. How many were left? (1pt.) 2. What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary? (1pt.) 3. Name ten parts of the body that spelled with three letters each. (1pt.) 4. MoMo just bought a live turkey from farmer Israel for Thanksgiving dinner. He brought the turkey to showandtell in class and asks: "What side of the turkey has more feathers?" Can you answer that question? (1pt.) 5. How many times can you subtract 6 from 30? (1pt.) 6. While wrestling for the same book from the classroom library, Salvador and Aaron accidentally ripped off pages 6, 7, 84, 111, 112. Can you tell how many sheets were torn from the book? (2pts.) 7. Mr. Pham says, “Last week, I was 53 years old but next year I will turn 56.” How is this possible? Shouldn’t he be 54? Can you explain it? (3pts.) ANSWERS: 1. 9 turkeys left of course! “All but nine!” 2. The word “WRONG” is spelled the same in every dictionary. 3. rib, jaw, gum, hip, arm, lip, leg, eye, ear, and toe. 4. What side of the chicken has more feathers? “The outside!” 5. Once. After that, 6 is subtracted from 24... (gotcha!) 6. 4 sheets. 111, 112 is only one sheet. 7. Mr. Pham’s birthday is December 25, and he was talking on January 1, 2024. He’s 54 now. Last week (December 24, 2023), he was 53. His next birthday, (December 25, 2024) he will be 55, and the "next year" (December 25, 2025) he will turn 56. It's only "a year" but contains 3 birthdays. 53 + 3 = 56. 😫 WINNERS:
Hadiqa (10), Kalysta (10), Alvaris (7), Jazmine (5), Bella (1), Aria (8), Crystal (1), Isaiah H (1), Fusi (1), Jonah (5), Tyler (1)

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