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Lesson: Copy Machine Challenge

Grade Level: 3-5

Skills: multiplication, division, number sense

The school is determining how much paper to order for the copy machine. Ms. Jones, the office manager figured out how much paper was used each day by the teachers. This is what she discovered.

Monday |
150 sheets |

Tuesday |
300 sheets |

Wednesday |
450 sheets |

Thursday |
300 sheets |

Friday |
150 sheets |

**Problem:** Using this data, can you decide how much paper to order for the four weeks of school?

Extra Challenge: Paper costs $12/ream, which is 500 sheets. How much money will the school need to spend on paper for the month?

**Extra Challenge 2:** The machine uses a new toner cartridge every 1500 sheets it prints, how many toner cartridges will it need over the four weeks?