This assignment is a teacher tested 3-5th grade assignment for HW.
It is great to get parent involved in this scavenger hunt to determine how old things are. The memorable question and silly question is how old it a toilet in their house. They look at the date on the date (or approximate with parent help) and then subtract the number from the current year. The assignment gives students practice both with practical word problems and borrowing / regrouping.
Created by Jody Weissler for the Teachtopia Education Network.