Math problems about Wool and Sheep
A WebQuest for Grades 1 - 2,WebQuest Agricultural Series
 by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University 


1.  The little boy who lived down the lane had 6 sheep.  He sheared them.  One had 7 pounds of wool, one had 9 pounds of wool, two had 8 pounds of wool and two had ten pounds of wool.  He put all of the wool in one bag.  How many pounds of wool did he have?

 

 

2.  A good sheep shearer can shear all of the wool off of a sheep in about 3 minutes.  How long would it take to shear six sheep?

 

 

3.  If baa baa black sheep left one bag of wool for the master and it was a modern size wool bag.  How many pounds of wool were in it?

 

4.  Baa baa black sheep left one bag of wool for the master, the dame and the little boy who lived down the lane.  If they were modern size wool bags, how much wool was there total?

 

5.  The farmer has 6 ewes. Each ewe should be fed five pounds of hay today.  How many pounds of hay is that?

 

 

6.   The ram named Junior weighed 8 pounds when he was born.  His twin sister weighed 7 pounds.  How much did they weigh together?

 

 

7.  You know how much Junior, the spotted ram, weighed when he was different ages.  Complete this chart to compare Junior's growth to your own.  You might have to ask a parent to help you with your own weights.

 

  Weight at Birth Weight at 5 months of  age Weight at 6 years of age
Junior
 
     
You
 
     

 

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