Friday, 7 August 2015

Family Maths Week Challenge

Family Maths Week Challengehttp://www.mathsweek.org.nz/images/header_logo.png
As a family, can you solve these problems?


Problem 1
Oh no, you are trapped inside a dungeon! A guard has offered to free you if you can solve this puzzle. The guard draws a Roman numeral for 9 on the wall with some chalk and challenges you to draw one continuous line and turn this into a 6. If you can solve the puzzle you will be freed!  https://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/puzzle1a.jpg?w=300&h=237






Problem 24 rows of matchsticks : 1st row - 1 stick; 2nd row - 4 sticks making a square; 3rd row - 7 sticks making two joined squares; 4th row - 10 sticks making 3 joined squares
Make the following pattern using matchsticks or any other materials. (pegs, pencils, felts etc.)
How many more are needed to make a square?
How many more need adding to make yet another square alongside it?
Carry on adding more squares ... a matchstick.
How many matches have you added?
How many matches are there when you have made 10 squares in the row?  20 squares? 50 squares?


Once you have your answers take a photo and send an email to Miss Green jgreen@owairaka.school.nz  with “Family Maths Week” as the subject.
Please make sure your name and class is clearly written in the email.
You can also draw/write your answer on a piece of paper and deliver it to Room 21.

All entries which are received by Friday will go into our Maths Week prize draw.

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