**These NIE math activities are from the NIE Institute’s 100 Ways to Use the Newspaper.**

**1. Race through the newspaper!** You have five minutes. See how many numbers from 1-25 you can find. Circle each number as you find it.

2**. Circle the largest and smallest numbers on a page.** Subtract the two numbers you have found. Add the two numbers.

**3. Use recipes from the newspaper to practice using fractions.** Double the recipe; halve the recipe and triple the recipe.

**4. Cut words from the newspaper that relate to quantity.** For example: all, none, many, few, fewer, more, less, most etc.

**5. Write a word problem that uses an advertisement as its basis.** Let a friend try to solve the equation.

**6. Look at the movie ads.** Assuming a 15-minute break between shows, determine the duration of three movies.

**7. Choose any three-digit and any two-digit numbers from the newspaper.** Do the following:

• Find the product of the two numbers

• Find the sum of the two numbers

• Find the difference between the two numbers

• Find the quotient of the two numbers to the nearest hundredth

• Now, find the sum of all the answers above

**8. Read a page in the newspaper and underline words and phrases that refer to time such as:** annual, bicentennial, 90-day warranty, next week, etc.

**9. Refer to the entertainment ads and choose the kind of entertainment that you would enjoy most and the place you would most like to eat.** Determine the total cost of your outing for one person, for two and for your family.