Problems of the Week May 17 - 21, 2020

May 17, 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: In Mrs. Olson’s first grade class, math lessons start at 1:05 pm and end 65 minutes later. At what time are Mrs. Olson’s math lessons over?

Grades 5-6: Matthew learns in history class that British Columbia had a provincial election in 1996, the next election happened in 2001, and the rest happened every 4 years since then. How many provincial elections will happen in British Columbia from 1996 to 2225?

Grades 7-8: Jack’s science homework is to measure the temperature outside at 7 pm each day for a week. On Monday, his thermometer reads 77°F, but his homework asks for the temperature in Celsius. Since the temperature in Celsius is equal to five-ninths of the quantity 32 less than the temperature in Fahrenheit, what should Jack write down on his homework? 

Grades 9 and up: One half of Hailey’s overall English grade comes from test scores. One fifth of her grade comes from quizzes. Another fifth comes from homework. The rest comes from classroom participation. If Hailey has an average test score of 92%, an average quiz score of 80%, an average homework score of 75%, and a classroom participation score of 100%, what is her overall grade as a percentage?