This file contains word problems dealing with a Ferris wheel. Students will use their knowledge of percents, circumference, surface area, volume and changing between standard and metric measurements.
* problems to be solved (2 pages)
* an answer blank with space provided so the students may work out the problems
* an answer key with the work shown and answers
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CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5b Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.4 Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
Keywords: Problem Solving, Surface Area, Circumference, Ferris Wheel, Amusements, Pre-Algebra, Pre Algebra