Monthly Math Challenge

February 2018 Math Challenge

These problems are labeled in order of increasing difficulty. Choose ONE problem that you think fits your grade and math ability and solve the problem. Explain your answer using words, pictures or numbers. Mom and Dad can help you. All solutions are due to Mrs. Lewis by: Wednesday, February 28th.Bring your completed Math Challenge to the office and place it in the box marked: MATH CHALLENGE. Students who successfully complete the challenge with the correct answer and a logical explanation of their mathematical thinking will receive a small prize.Use the back of this page to solve your problem.Happy Problem Solving!!!

Problem A Heart

How much does your heart weigh?Clue:Your brain weighs about 48 ounces, which is 39 more ounces than your heart weighs.

Problem BEqual Sums

Use numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8. Divide them into two groups so that they have equal sums.

Problem CDreams

How many dreams does the average person have in a leap year?Clue:The average person has 4 dreams per night.

Problem DCalifornia Cousins

Carol lives in Los Angeles and her cousin David lives in San Francisco. The two cities are 381 miles apart. They want to meet somewhere in between the two cities. They start at 8:00 am in the morning. Carol drives at 67 miles per hour, and David drives at 60 miles per hour. What time will they meet?

Problem EClean Your Room, Roland!

To see whether it was time to clean his room, Roland rolled a die.

üIf Roland rolled a 4, he would clean his room right away.

üIf Roland rolled a 5 or a 6, he would clean his room later on that day.

üIf Roland rolled a 3 or less, he would clean his room the next day.

When was Roland most likely to clean his room? Be sure to explain how you solved this problem.


First Name________________________ Last Name _______________________

Grade _____________Teacher _______________________

Circle the problem you are solving:ABCDE

Solve your problem in the space below, and be sure that you EXPLAIN your answer in numbers, words or pictures.

This Challenge is DUE in the office by February 28th.Have fun doing math!

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February 2018 Early Challenger

First Name________________________ Last Name _______________________

Grade _____________ Teacher _______________________

This Early Challenger is for Kindergarteners and First Graders ONLY. Mom and Dad can help you. All solutions are due to Mrs. Lewis by: Friday, February 27th.Bring your completed Math Challenge to the office and place it in the box marked: MATH CHALLENGE. Students who successfully complete the challenge with the correct answer and a logical explanation of their mathematical thinking will receive a certificate and small prize.

Solve your problem in the space below, and be sure that you EXPLAIN your answer in numbers, words or pictures. Happy Problem Solving!!!

Early ChallengerMy Birthday

Today is Monday.My birthday is in 8 more days.What day of the week is my birthday on?

Answer:

This Challenge is DUE in the office by February 28th.Have fun doing math!

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February 2018 Super Challenger

First Name________________________ Last Name _______________________

Grade _____________Teacher _______________________

Solve your problem in the space below, and be sure that you EXPLAIN your answer in numbers, words or pictures.

Super Challenge Pie Pieces

Mrs. Hopkins made four different pies for the fair. Each pie was the same size. At the fair, she cut the blueberry pie into 6 equal slices, the apple pie into 5 equal slices, the peach pie into 3 equal slices, and the chocolate pie into 4 equal slices.

Alyssa, Dalton, Rowan, and Shane each bought one slice of pie but ate only a portion of that slice. Each chose a different kind of pie.

Alyssa bought the largest slice available and ate /4 of it.

Dalton bought the smallest slice available and ate /4 of it.

The slice Rowan bought was bigger than the slice Shane bought. Rowan ate /2 of his slice.

Shane ate /3 of his slice.

What kind of pie did each person choose? What fraction of the total pie did each person eat? Simplify the fractions in the answer.

This Challenge is DUE in the office by February 28th.Have fun doing math!

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