Problems of the Week Aug 23 - 27, 2020

Aug 23, 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 2-3: A gold coin is worth the same amount as 17 silver coins or 493 copper coins. Put the following in order from least valuable to most valuable: a book that costs 7 silver coins, a magical wand that costs 7 gold coins, and a chocolate frog that costs 7 copper coins.

Grades 4-6: A train leaves London for a small town in Scotland at 11:00 am. The train takes an 870-kilometre route and reaches its destination at 5:00 pm. What was the train’s average speed during its journey to Scotland?

Grades 7-8: A feather is floating 76.2 centimetres off the ground. How many feet off the ground is the feather?

Grades 9 and up: Four teams have just finished a year-long competition. The Serpents scored 32 points more than 1.25 times the number of points scored by the Badgers. The Badgers scored 3 less than 5/6 the number of points scored by the Eagles. The Serpents, Eagles, and Badgers scored a total of 1250 points between the three of them. The Lions won the competition by 10 points. How many points did the Lions score?