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

Jan 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: Would you rather have one half of a chocolate bar that weighs 280 grams or one half of a chocolate bar that weighs 460 grams? Draw a picture of the candy bars to show why.

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: You can find the approximate temperature in Celsius by subtracting 32 from the temperature in Fahrenheit, then dividing that number by 2. A recipe for pecan brittle needs to be heated to 300°F, but your candy thermometer only measures in Celsius. Find the temperature in Celsius to which you should heat the candy.

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: Polly is selling candy bars for a fund raiser. She sells caramel chocolate bars for $3 and peanut butter chocolate bars for $4. If she sells twice as many peanut butter chocolate bars as caramel chocolate bars and gets $44 in total, how many of each kind of candy bar did she sell?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: A cylindrical chocolate peppermint cookie has a layer of dark chocolate cookie, a layer of peppermint creme on top, and layer of dark chocolate all over the whole thing. The cookie layer is 2mm thick, the peppermint creme layer is 3mm thick, and the chocolate layer is 1mm thick on all sides. If the whole cookie is 52mm across, then what is the volume of the chocolate peppermint cookie?


Grades 3 and 4: A great week of participation again for the problem presented at this grade level! Molly solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Molly, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Amy, Sydney, Zayd and Noura 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:A difficult problem this past week for our Mathletes at this grade level saw Jayden submitting the correct solution and being the only correct ballot to be submitted. Great work Jayden, now come and collect a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of your choice. 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 attempting to solve the problem saw Noura producing the only correct solution submitted. Fantastic work Noura, 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: 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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