Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

How Many Employees?

Give this problem to your class. It is an algebra problem, but can also be solved by trial and error, depending on the experience of your students.

Half of the employees in a company went to lunch at noon. Since then 25 have returned and 7 others have gone out. At this point, there are twice as many people working as there are people out to lunch. How many people are employed at the company? (Answer: 108)


More Bell Work Ideas

South America
Explorer Timelines
Max Temp
Fraction of a Day
What’s In a Name?
Yugoslavia
Description Addition
Describe Your Kitchen
Objects in the Room
Using A Compass
History of Halloween
Our Favorite Books
The Magic Square
Words in Summer Olympics
Color the Heart
Thanksgiving Dinner
Social Security Numbers
I’ve Learned That...
Admirable Athlete
How Many Employees?
Boggle
Leaf Rubbings
Turn Everyone Off
Learn About Explorers
Learning from Trash
Candy Corn Count
Common Word Length
The Chicken or the Egg?
Candy Hearts
What is Thanksgiving?
Alphabet Circle
Kernels of Corn
A to Z States
Geoboard Shapes
Tangram Square
Fresh vs Hardboiled Eggs
US vs. Yugoslavia
Nine to Five
Context Clues 1
Grocery Shopping
Non-E Paragraph
Tongue Twisters
Spaghetti Sculpture
Matching Halloween Pictures
Things That Come in Groups
Sun Full of Earths
Verb Hunt
Twenty-Seven Cents
Jobs in the Community
Birthday Math