# Problem of the Week for June 2nd to June 6th

Jun 1, 2024 | SW Calgary

Mathnasium of SW Calgary - Problem of the Week!

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: Each soccer team has the following players: 1 goalie, 4 defenders, 4 midfielders, and 2 forwards. How many players are on 10 soccer teams?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: Kara and Spencer are practicing their golf swings. They bring 18 golf balls to the course. Kara hits all 18 first, then retrieves all but one. Then it’s Spencer’s turn to hit all the remaining golf balls and retrieve them, but he also loses one. If this pattern continues, who will take the 10th turn, and how many golf balls will he or she hit?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: Hank and Benjamin play on the same baseball team. Last year, they both had a batting average of .240. Benjamin’s batting average increased by the same amount that Hank’s batting average decreased. If Benjamin has a batting average of .270 this season, then what fractional part of Benjamin’s new batting average is Hank’s new batting average? Give your answer as a fraction.

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: Kayla and Margot are both running toward a soccer ball. Kayla is 28 metres away and Margot is 33 metres away. If Kayla can run 21/2 metres per second and Margot can run 23/4 metres per second, then who reaches the ball first and how much sooner does the player who reaches the ball first get there?

LAST WEEK WINNERS OF PROBLEM OF THE WEEK:

Grades 3 and 4: An unbelievably good week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level and with so many correct answers we awarded "2" WINNERS! Aaliya and Gabby both solved the problem and were the first two correct ballots to be drawn. Well done Aaliya and Gabby, now each of you come and choose a Fabulous \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Wynn, Amy, Lilac, Robert, Anaya, Kiki, Anthony, Liam and Helena 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 had no problem solving the problem posed this past week. Jayden R. correctly solved the problem and was the first correct solution to be drawn and he wins a Wonderful \$10 Gift Card of his choice. Well done Jayden! Also solving the problem was Noura, Andy, Beba, Thomas and Liam 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 terrific set of results this past week with the submission of correct solutions to the problem posed. Drezden managed to solve the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Fantastic work Drezden, now come and choose a Terrific \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Thomas, William, Shayaan, Evey, Beau, Inaya and Japnoor who will each 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: WOW a Winner again this past week!! Alexandra M. solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Alexandra, now come and choose an Awesome \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Fantastic effort by everyone. Show what you can do as a Mathlete!