Problems of the Week May 3 - 7, 2020

May 4, 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. If you are using our online math tutoring platform, you can also submit your entry during your next online math learning session.

Grades 2-4: The world record for the greatest number of hula hoops spun at the same time is held by Marawa Ibrahim from Australia. She can spin 200 hula hoops at once. If Aria can spin 150 hula hoops right now, how many more does she need to spin to break the world record?

Grades 5-6: The record for the largest pizza was broken when a restaurant called NIPfood made a pizza that was 1260 square metres in area. If that pizza were cut in half, then each piece were cut in half, then each piece were cut in half again, over and over, until the pieces had been halved 10 times, how many pieces would there be? 

Grades 7-8: There are 2700 residents of Casey, Illinois, home of the world’s largest mailbox. The mailbox is so big that a group of people can stand inside it. If there are 135 people standing inside the mailbox, what percentage of the population of Casey is in the mailbox? 

Grades 9 and up: Sweet Pea the dog holds the world record for the fastest 100 metres walked with a can balanced on her head. (Seriously.) She traveled the 100 metres in 2 minutes and 55 seconds. What was Sweet Pea’s average speed measured in metres per second?