Problem of the Week for April 21st to April 25th

Apr 20, 2024 | SW Calgary

Mathnasium of SW Calgary - Problem of the Week!

Solve the problem of the week below for your grade level. During your @HOME session, be sure to tell your instructor or email the Math Centre your answer so your ballot can be deposited into your grade level entry box before closing time on Thursday. Students attending "in-Centre" sessions can deposit their ballots in their grade level entry box any time they are in the Math Centre during the week. On Thursday evening (8:00pm), a ballot will be drawn from each Problem of the Week Entry Box and the first “correct” solution drawn from each box will win a Fabulous $10 Gift Card. All other “correct” Mathlete solutions entered will receive “2” extra punches on their Reward Card at the start of their next session in the Math Learning Centre.

Give your brain a workout!!

Be sure to enter at the start of your next session at the Math Learning Centre.

Problem of the Week for Grades 3 and 4:A starship begins its mission with 100 fuel units. It uses 25 fuel units on the first leg of its mission, 50 fuel units on the second leg of its mission, and 5 units on the last leg of its mission. How many fuel units does the starship have now?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: A fairy has a wingspan of 17 centimetres. That’s the length of both wings completely outstretched. If 5 fairies line up wingtip-to-wingtip, how long would the line of fairies be?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: When it isn’t windy outside, a superhero can fly at 100 kilometres per hour. Today, the superhero is flying against the wind, which slows him down by 15 kilometres per hour. How far can the superhero fly in 45 minutes?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: The average speed of an object in motion can be calculated by dividing the distance traveled by the time it takes to get there. A dragon located 39 kilometres North and 52 kilometres West of a castle takes flight, flies for 40 minutes, and lands 27 kilometres South and 36 kilometres East of the castle. What was the dragon’s average speed in kilometres per hour?


Grades 3 and 4: A reasonable week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level! Anthony solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Anthony, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Brianna M. and Sydney also read the question carefully and provided the correct solution to the problem and they will each receive "extra punches" on their Reward Card. Well done everyone!! Everyone try again this week! Come on, give your brain a workout!

Grades 5 and 6: Our Mathletes at this grade level struggled to solve the problem posed this past week. Layth correctly solved the problem and was the only correct solution to be drawn and he wins a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of his choice. Wll done Layth! Everyone be sure to devote time this week to solving the problem!! Become a Mathnasium Mathlete!

Grades 7 and 8: A good week of participation again this week to find a correct solution to the problem posed. Nava managed to solve the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Fantastic work Nava, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Thomas W., Japnoor, Maria Villa, Davina, Ananya, Meher and Evey who will each receive "extra punches" on the Reward Cards. Excellent effort all you hardworking Mathletes!! Everyone try again this week. Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout!

Grades 9 and above: No Winner AGAIN this past week at this grade level. Everyone work on the problem again this week!! Show what you can do Mathlete!