Problem of the Week for April 7th to April 11th

Apr 6, 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: Bethany collected 19 seashells today. Yesterday, she collected twice as many as she did today. She plans to collect twice as many seashells tomorrow as she did yesterday. How many seashells does Bethany plan to collect tomorrow?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6:A three-act play has a scene change between Act One and Act Two and a 15-minute intermission between Act Two and Act Three. Each act is exactly 27 minutes long. If the play runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes from start to finish, then how long does the scene change take?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: A candy company buys a machine that wraps candies at a rate of 1 candy per second. They start using the machine on a Monday. If the machine runs for 10 hours each day, then on which day will the machine wrap the 100 000th candy?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: Jake wants to guess the number of jelly beans in a cylindrical jar. Every 3 jelly beans take up 10 cubic centimetres of space. If the jar is 25 centimetres in diameter and 46 centimetres tall, how many jelly beans should Jake guess are in the jar? (Round and use "π" to 3.14 in your calculations.)


Grades 3 and 4: A great week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level! Anaya solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Anaya, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Aaliya, Molly, Brianna, Mary, Robert, Luciano, Sloan and Callum also read the question carefully and provided the correct solution to the problem and they will each receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. 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. Thomas W. was the only correct ballot to be submitted and he wins a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of his choice. Wll done Thomas! Everyone be sure to devote time this week to solving the problem!! Become a Mathnasium Mathlete!

Grades 7 and 8: A struggle this week to find a correct solution submitted to the problem posed. Only Jacob managed to solve the problem. Fantastic work Jacob, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Everyone try again this week. Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout!

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