Problem of the Week Feb 16 - 20

Feb 16, 2020 | Killarney

Solve the Problem of the Week for your grade level!

Get a Problem of the Week ballot and submit your entry before closing time on Thursday. All correct solutions will receive 5 extra punches on their Reward card at the start of their next session in the math learning centre.

Grades 3-4: Did you know that goldfish memories last for 180 days and that they can recognize faces? If Mrs. Olson sends her 1st grade class’s goldfish to live with one of her students for the summer, will it recognize her 3 months later when the student brings it back to school?

Grades 5-6: Terry has a goldfish that is 8¼ centimetres long. Margot has a goldfish that is 8.3 centimetres long. Who has the bigger goldfish? 

Grades 7-8An aquarium is 64 centimetres long, 32 centimetres wide, and 46 centimetres tall. What is the volume of the aquarium? 

Grades 9 and upSebastian wins a 1.5 centimetre long goldfish at a county fair. Every two years, the goldfish’s length increases by 25%. The goldfish lives for 21 years. Write an equation for the length of the fish x in terms of the number of years t that have passed since the county fair.