
Halloween
Math

Created for
use in 5th Grade
by rdcurry San Jose, CA

Dracula's Castle
1. Dracula’s castle is built on
a rectangular
plot of land. The length of the land is
100 feet and the width is 80
feet. Dracula
wants to dig a moat around his castle. Find out the perimeter of
his property to help Dracula figure out how much digging he will need
to
do.
[Remember that perimeter =
measurements of all
four sides]
Is the answer:
A 8,000 feet
B 180 feet
C 360 feet
2. Dracula needs to know the square feet of
his property. What
is the area? [Remember that area = length X width]
Is the Answer:
A 8,000 sq. feet
B 180 square feet
C 360 square feet

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3.
Unsafeway Supermarket
has trick or treat candy for sale. The price is 3 bags for
$5.99.
About how much is that for each bag? (rounded to the nearest whole
dollar)
Is the
answer:
A
$18.00 per bag
B
$2.00 per bag
C
$3.00 per bag




4. Franky Jr.,
Frankenstein’s son, went shopping
at the store.
He had $10. He bought the
following items:
Flashlight
$ 3.99
Batteries
$ 1.99
Jackolantern
$ 4.99
+________
Total_______________
a) Did he have enough
money? OR
b) How much change did he get
back or how short
of money will he be?


5. There were 10,564 bats hanging in Dracula’s cave,
18,432
spiders,
21,897 ghosts and 876 witches all in Transylvania.
About how many creepy Halloween critters were there total when
you
a) Estimate to the nearest thousand and add
b) Estimate to the nearest hundred and add
c) Add the actual numbers

Witches Brew
6. The witches brew calls for the
following ingredients:
Ingredient

Quantity

Rat puree 
3.54
liters 
Spider extract 
0.028
liters 
Gossamer Wings 
0.005
liters 
Vampire Sucked Blood 
41.900
liters 
Magic Mushroom Broth 
3.67
liters 
Total
Witches Brew 
+_______
_________ liters

7. Which
Witch's Hat is Which
Witch
Alyce’s hat is
22 inches in diameter.
Witch
Bertha’s hat
is 19.9989 inches in diameter.
Witch
Calista’s hat
is 27.056 inches in diameter
Witch
Dorothy’s hat
is 27.6 inches in diameter.
Witch
Editha’s hat
is 27.00989 inches in diameter
Put
the witches in
order from the smallest to the largest hats

After
5 kids named
Bozo, Princess, Broom Hilda, Lucifer, and Invisible went
trickortreating
through their neighborhood in Transylvania, they each weighed their
candy
to see who had the most. Use the chart below to answer questions
810.
Ghoulish kid

Actual Weight

Rounded Weight

Bozo 
6.52 pounds 
______ pounds 
Princess 
8.2
pounds 
______ pounds 
Broom Hilda 
6.055 pounds 
______ pounds 
Lucifer 
7.899 pounds 
______ pounds 
Invisible 
3.0986 pounds 
______ pounds 
TOTAL 
__ .___ pounds 
______ pounds 
8.
a)
Rounding off to
the nearest whole pound (ones place), how many total pounds did they
get
altogether? ______
b)
Adding up the actual
weight, how many pounds of candy did they collect? ______
Is
it close to the
rounded off estimate? yes no How far off the estimate
was it? _____
9.
What was the difference
between what Lucifer got and what Invisible got? ______
10.
Put the kids in
order from least to most candy collected.
_________<
_________ < _______ < _________, <________



