POTW #1: THE CHECKERBOARD PROBLEM
DETERMINE HOW MANY SQUARES THERE ARE IN TOTAL ON A CHECKERBOARD.
How many ways can you make 50 cents?
Create an organized list as there are several ways. Use pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and a fifty cent piece.
POTW #3: PETERSON'S PIZZA PARLOUR PROBLEM
Mr. Peterson needs your help! He has just opened a Pizza Parlour but he does not know how many combinations he can advertise that he makes. If he
decides to use 4 different toppings how many different pizza combinations could he offer? What if he had 5 different toppings?
POTW #4: The Handshake Problem - How many handshakes are needed for 4 people, 5 people, 10 people, 25 people?
POTW #5: GET U2 TO THEIR CONCERT ON TIME!
U2 says "It's a Beautiful
Day" for Math!!
U2 has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and the band must all cross
a bridge to get there. All four band members begin on the same side of the
bridge. You must help them to cross to the other side.
night. There is only one flashlight. A maximum of 2 people can cross
at any time. Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people must have the
flashlight with them. The flashlight must be walked back and forth.
It cannot be tossed, thrown, etc...
Each band member walks at a different
speed. A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man's
Bono: 1 minute (to cross bridge)
Edge: 2 minutes
Adam: 5 minutes
Larry: 10 minutes
For example, if Larry and Bono walked
across first, 10 minutes would have elapsed when they got to the other
side. If Larry then returned with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes
will have passed and you have failed the mission. There is no trick to
this: no swimming, carrying another, etc...
Problem of the Week #6 Due Date: week of Nov. 22
1) What is the smallest number that is divisible by all of the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5?
2) What is the smallest number that is divisible by all of the numbers from 1 to 10?
Problem of the Week #7
Do you want to earn $1 000 000 000 (one billion dollars)?
All you need to do is count it?
Do you still want the job?
How long will it take you if you work 8 hours per day, and you count one loonie every second?
**Be sure to show all of your work**
demonstrate as many strategies as possible for calculating
65% of $79.00
POTW #10,11, 12
POTW #9 Number Line Problem
POTW #8: Draw a rectangle that is divided into equal sized tiles so that 1/4 are
red, 3/5 are blue, 1/10 are green, and 1 tile is black. Be sure to explain your work!!
The four Jones children were given a gift of money from their grandmother. The
oldest child got 4/9 of the money. The second oldest got 1/3. The
third oldest got 1/6 of the money. The youngest got the rest which was $15.
a)How much money did grandmother Jones give to the children?
b) How much did each child receive?
**BE SURE TO SHOW AND EXPLAIN YOUR WORK!!!
POTW #7: PUT THE FOLLOWING FRACTIONS IN ORDER FROM SMALLEST TO LARGEST ON A NUMBER LINE AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU KNEW WHERE TO PLACE EACH ONE. ( 1/2, 1/8, 2/4, 1/6, 3/12, 2/5, 3/8, 0, 11/12, 3/4, 3/5, 1/3, 1/10, 4/5, 9/10, 1/4, 5/6, 1, 10/10 )