Problem of the Week for February 11th to February 15th

Feb 10, 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 whale shark weighs 18 tonnes. A car weighs 2 tonnes. How many cars weigh the same as a whale shark?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: A baby green sea turtle weighs 125 grams. A fully grown green sea turtle weighs 160 kilograms. How many times heavier is the fully grown green sea turtle than the baby green sea turtle?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: A blue coral and a black coral are the same size. The blue coral grows at a rate of 3 millimetres per year. The black coral grows 8 centimetres per year. How much bigger will the black coral be than the blue coral in 100 years?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: Flying fish can jump out of the water and “fly” through the air to avoid predators. A flying fish’s distance from the water’s surface in decimetres can be calculated with the function f(t) = –5t2 + 15t, in which "t" is the number of seconds the fish is out of the water. How high above the water is the fish after 1½ seconds?

LAST WEEK WINNERS OF PROBLEM OF THE WEEK:

Grades 3 and 4: A great week again of participation for the problem presented at this grade level! Sydney solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Sydney, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Anthony, Mary, Zayd, Katherine and Emily also solved 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 did a great job working through the problem posed this past week. Ali submitted the correct solution and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Great work Ali, now come and collect a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Jayden, Japnoor and Isla who will all 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: A difficult problem for those attempting to solve the problem this past week saw Beau for the second week in a row producing the only correct solution to the problem being submitted. Fantastic work Beau, 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. Everyone work on the problem again this week!! Show what you can do Mathlete!

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