Problem of the Week for March 10th to March 14th

Mar 9, 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: Lauren has $1.00 in coins. She has 1 quarter, 3 dimes, and the rest are nickels. How many nickels does Lauren have?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: A local scout troop is hosting a fundraising talent show. They sold child tickets for $5.00 each and adult tickets for $10.00 each. They made $400.00. If they sold 12 adult tickets, how many child tickets did they sell?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: Three kilograms of dog food is enough to feed 8 dogs for a day. Exactly how many kilograms of dog food are needed for 18 dogs?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: James can paint a fence in 2 hours. Jessie can paint a fence in 3 hours. How long will it take them to paint a fence together?


Grades 3 and 4: A good week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level but way too many people did not read the question carefully! Katherine solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Katherine, now come and choose a Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice. Aaliya and Sydney also read the question carefully and provided the correct solution to 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 worked hard at solving the problem posed this past week. Only Jason submitted the correct solution to this particular problem of the week. Great work Jason, 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: A very good week of participation attempting to solve the problem this past week saw Jayden producing the correct solution to the problem and being the first ballot drawn. Fantastic work Jayden, now come and choose a Terrific $10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Beau, Maya, William and Nava and each will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Everyone try again this week. Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout!

Grades 9 and above: This past week everyone found the problem too much of a challenge to solve and no correct solutions were submitted. Everyone work on the problem again this week!! Show what you can do Mathlete!