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Problem of the Week for August 19th to August 23rd!

Aug 18, 2019

Mathnasium of SW Calgary - Problem of the Week!

Solve the problem of the week below for your grade level. Get a Problem of the Week Ballot from Michael or Cathy and deposit your solution into your grade level entry box before closing time on Thursday. On Friday, 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 red-eyed tree frog has 4 toes on each front foot and 5 toes on each back foot. How many toes does a red-eyed tree frog have? 

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6:  Luke says he saw a piranha that was 11¾ centimetres long. Howard says he saw a piranha that was 11.7 centimetres long. Who saw the bigger piranha?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8:  A kapok tree is 60 metres tall. A vine growing up the trunk of the tree scales 10% of the tree’s remaining height each week. How high does the vine reach after 3 weeks?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above:  A biologist is monitoring a flock of toucans. The biologist determines that the number of toucans in the flock can be estimated using the function f(n) = 22 + 3n, wherein 'n' is the number of toucan nests that the biologist counts in the flock’s territory. If the biologist counts 5 nests, what is the estimated number of toucans?

LAST WEEK WINNERS of Problem of the Week:

Grades 3 and 4:  Linnea solved the problem and her ballot was the first to be drawn!  Fantastic work Linnea, well done now come and collect your Fabulous $10 Gift Card of your choice!  Sophia W., Lucas C., Layal and Alana also solved the problem and each will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards.  Great work everyone!  Come on, give your brain a workout

Grades 5 and 6:  No Winner Last Week!  Everyone try again this week!  Become a Mathnasium Mathlete

Grades 7 and 8:  No Winner Last Week!  Everyone try again this week!  Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout

Grades 9 and above:  No Winner Last Week!  Everyone try again this week! Show what you can do Mathlete