Problem of the Week for December 3rd to December 7th

Dec 2, 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: Martin rolls a fair, standard, six-sided die. Match each outcome with its likelihood. • Martin rolls an even number. • Impossible • Martin rolls an 8. • Unlikely • Martin rolls a number less than 10. • As likely as not • Martin rolls a 1. • Very likely • Martin doesn’t roll a 6. • Certain.

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: Tara gets to draw one bill at random from either of two buckets. One bucket has 30 $5 bills and 2 $100 bills. Another bucket has 80 $5 bills and 4 $100 bills. Which bucket should Tara choose for the best chance of winning $100? Why?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: The ratio of apples to oranges in a box is 7:18. What is the percent chance that a fruit drawn at random from the box will be an orange?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above:There are 100 marbles in a bag. They’re numbered 0, 1, 2, all the way through 99. What is the probability that if you draw three marbles out of the bag at random without replacing them, the number on the first marble will be 0, the number on the second will be 1, and the number on the third will be 2?

LAST WEEK WINNERS OF PROBLEM OF THE WEEK:

Grades 3 and 4: A modest week of participation again this past week attempting to solve the problem posed. Jalal solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Jalal, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Only Mary and Callum also solved the problem and they will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Card. Great work you hard working Mathletes!! Everyone try again this week!! Come on, give your brain a workout

Grades 5 and 6: A good effort by everyone this past week saw Thea submitting the correct solution and being the first correct ballot to be drawn. Great work Thea, now come and collect a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of your choice. Ethan and Andy also solved the problem and each will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Everyone be sure to devote time this week to solving the problem!! Become a Mathnasium Mathlete

Grades 7 and 8: Well another tough problem saw two correct solutions submitted and Lily was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Fantastic work Lily, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Evey also solved the problem and she will receive "extra punches" on her Reward Card. Everyone try again this week. Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout

Grades 9 and above: A difficult problem this past week and no correct solutions were submitted. Everyone try again this week!!Show what you can do Mathlete!

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