Problem of the Week for December 17th to December 21st

Dec 15, 2023 | 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: Santa can write 30 names on each metre of his list. How many names can Santa fit onto a list that is 4 metres long?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: Santa has 9 reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. Dasher wears 11 jingle bells. Dancer wears 13 bells. Prancer wears 15 bells. If the pattern continues, how many bells do all 9 of Santa’s reindeer have in total?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: Rachel the Christmas elf can wrap 8 presents in 3 minutes. How long will it take Rachel to wrap 28 presents? (Give your answer in minutes and seconds)

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: A dreidel has 4 sides. If a player spins the dreidel and it lands with “nun” facing up, the player does nothing. If “gimel” faces up, the player gets all the tokens. If “hey” faces up, the player gets half the tokens. If “shin” faces up, then the player must add a token to the pot. What is the probability that four people playing a round of dreidel will each take tokens if the round starts with 8 tokens in the pot?

LAST WEEK WINNERS OF PROBLEM OF THE WEEK:

Grades 3 and 4:Another difficult problem to solve last week as only "two" correct solutions were submitted. Amy was one of the people to solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Amy, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Dale also solved the problem and he will receive "extra punches" on his Reward Card. Well done you two hardworking Mathletes. Everyone try again this week!! Come on, give your brain a workout

Grades 5 and 6: Very good participation by Mathletes at his grade leve this past week saw Andy submitting the correct solution and being the first correct ballot to be drawn. Great work Andy, now come and collect a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Noura, Koen, Mara, Paige and Jayden R who will each receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Great work everyone! Everyone be sure to devote time this week to solving the problem!! Become a Mathnasium Mathlete

Grades 7 and 8: Good work by everyone in solving the problem saw Vasisht's correct solution being drawn first from the ballot box. Fantastic work Vasisht, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Noura, Zita, Evey, Maria, Maya and Japnoor also solved the problem and each will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards!! Everyone try again this week. Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout

Grades 9 and above: Oh my, a difficult problem this past week and no one was able to come up with the correct solution. Everyone try again this week!! Show what you can do Mathlete!

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