Problem of the Week for June 23rd to June 27th

Jun 22, 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 clown makes 10 balloon giraffes, 16 balloon poodles, 5 balloon monkeys, and a balloon octopus. How many balloon animals does the clown make?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: A spinning prize wheel has four different varieties of prizes. 20% of the prizes are items from a prize case. 30% of the prizes are tickets to local events and museums. 40% of the prizes are cash. The other 2 prizes are all-expense-paid trips. How many different prizes are on the wheel?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: A dunk tank is 4/5 full. After Tom gets dunked, 1/4 of the water splashes out. After that, there are 1650 litres of water left. How many litres of water does the dunk tank hold when it’s full?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: The paper cone of a snowcone is 12 centimetres deep and 7 centimetres wide at its opening. If the cone is filled to the top with snow and then a perfect hemisphere of snow is placed on top, what is the volume of the snow in cubic centimetres?


Grades 3 and 4: Another great week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level! Charlie solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Charlie, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Amy, Anthony, Lilac, Aaliya and Eliza also read the question carefully and provided the correct solution to the problem and they will each receive "extra punches" on their Reward Card. 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 worked hard to solve the problem posed this past week. Thomas McC. correctly solved the problem and he wins a Wonderful $10 Gift Card of his choice. Well done Thomas! Also solving the problem was Amy, Omar K., Andy, Jenna, Aaliya, Ethan Z., Lucy and Beba who will each 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 good effort this past week with trying to submit the correct solution to the problem posed. Vasisht managed to solve the problem. Fantastic work Vasisht, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Japnoor and Beau also solved the problem and each will recieve "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Everyone work on the problem again this week!! Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout!

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