Want to review problem-solving strategies with motivating and fun word problems? Here is a collection of 102 problems for middle school students based on actual published news stories. The problems require middle school students to practice their math analysis skills in ten mathematical strands and use nine different problem-solving strategies. A single problem makes a great bell ringer activity or a sponge. This collection appeals to middle school students' sense of fun and their innate curiosity about the oddities of life!