Sometimes it is important to listen to all the information.  I listen to everything my teacher and my mom say.
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Sometimes I don't have to listen to everything.   Sometimes my friends tell me things that are not
important or useful.

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The same thing is true in math problems.   Sometimes we use all the information, but sometimes information is not needed.  We must decide what is important and what is extra important.

Is this important?

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Is this extra?

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Read this problem.

A farmer has 7 white pigs, 9 brown pigs, 4 cows, and 1 spotted pig.  How many pigs does the farmer have?

Is all of the information important to find the answer? 

Type yes or no.

 


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Read this problem.
There are 5 brothers and 2 sisters and a mom and dad in my family.   How many kids are in my family?
Is all of the information important to find the answer?
Type yes or no.

 


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Read this problem.

My doctors appointment is at 5:00.   It is3:00 now.  How long do I have to get to the doctors appointment?

Is all of the information important to find the answer? 

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Read this problem.
Bill weighs 93 pounds.  Tom weighs 120 pounds.  Anna weighs 87 pounds.  Which boy weighs the most?
Click the sentence that is extra information.
 

1.Bill weighs 93 pounds.

2.Tom weighs 120 pounds.

3.Anna weighs 87 pounds.

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Read this problem and click on the extra information.
Kaye swam 9 laps.  Barbara swam 5 laps, Sandi swam 7 laps.  How many laps did they swim all together?

Kay swan 9 laps.
Barbara swam 6 laps.
Sandi swam 7 laps.
No extra information.
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Read this problem and select the extra information.

Today is December 10.  Christmas is December 25. Valentine's Day is February 14.  How many more days is it until Christmas?


Today is December 10.
Christmas is December 25.
Valentine's is February 14.
No extra information.

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Read this problem and type the number of the sentence with the extra information in the box.
1. I get $3 every time I rake the yard. 2. I get $5 every time I wash the dog.  I raked the yard 4 times.  How much did I earn?
 
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Read this problem and type the extra information in the box.
Jeremy read 45 pages on Monday, 27 pages on Wednesday, hit 2 homeruns for his team on Thursday, read 96 pages on Friday.
 
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Remember
Not all information is important. You must read carefully and decide if information is important or extra.


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