CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

#### Volume II Number 3November 3, 1995

Tom Murray, the coordinator of the The Math Puzzle, has been kind enough to give CM permission to run the weekly Little Math Puzzle Contest (inspired by The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge.)

### About the Little Math Puzzle:

Royal West Academy (a high school) in Montreal, Quebec is sponsoring a little math puzzle contest.

This contest is open to all participants but is designed for students in grades five through ten. English will be the language used for all problems and if their solutions relate to a language, the language will be English.

Each week a new puzzle will be presented and the answers and winners from two weeks earlier will be posted. Answers are to be received by 8:00 a.m. eastern time the following Friday.

The answers will then be judged, and a correct answer along with the winners' names, will be posted with the puzzle two weeks later.

Both individual students and entire classes are welcome to participate.

#### Puzzle #6

This is left over from three weeks ago, because there just weren't enough right answers the first time.

What are the next two numbers?....

##### 3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, __, ___ ? ?
These numbers are from pi = 3.141592654
so the correct next two numbers are 2 and 6.

#### Second Try Winners

• Jessica Sanders
St. Peter Canisius School Watford, Ontario
• Mrs. Cantalini 7/8 class Gregory A. Hogan School, Sarnia, Ont
• Mrs. MacKellar's Grade 8 Math
Cunard Junior High School Halifax, Nova Scotia
• Kara Ciccarelli, Brianne Kennedy, Vincent Spano
Gregory Hogan School Sarnia, Ontario
• William White
Cunard Junior High School Halifax, Nova Scotia
• Yorkhill Elementary School,
Thornhill, Ontario
• Mary Belanger a teaching assistant
Gregory Hogan School Sarnia,Ont.
(Chris also solved the next puzzle, #7)

Question #7 from two weeks ago was the following:

What is the next letter in the pattern?

##### R, E, B, M, U, ___
These letters are from the word "numbers" spelled backwards, so the correct next letter is N.
(L also works ...and maybe more )

#### Winners Who Correctly Solved #7

• Mr. Van Lieshout's Grade 7 Class
St.Peter Canisius School
• Mr. Farwell and Mr. denOuden's grade 5 class
Horse Lake Elementary School RR#1, 100 Mile House, BC
Ray Truant
• Gerry Noonan's Gr. 8 Class
General Vanier School Winnipeg, MB
• Bryan Wood, Danielle Rodych, Megan Clear
• Jessica Sanders
St. Peter Canisius School, Watford, ON
• Patsy Dohey
St.Bride's, NF
• Dave Newbold, Shantelle Rivard, Sara Harrington, Tina Goncalves
grade 4 & 5, Hastings School, St. Vital, MB
• St. Patrick's H.S., Sarnia, ON
Junior mathematics club
• Hedges School
Winnipeg, MB
• Dana Falsetti, Matt Hoekstra, Jesse Lamb
St. Margarets School, Sarnia, ON
• Dory Stucker, Elisha Chesler; Mrs. Boltuc's grade 5 class.
Da Woon Chung, 8a Mrs Eisenstat's class, Yorkhill Elementary School,
Thornhill, ON
• Dalhousie Regional High
Dalhousie, NB
• Sacred Heart Elementary School
Sarnia, ON
Shaun Siklosi
Amanda Gardiner
Chris Laycock
Gabrielle Kern
Sara Lavoratore
• Tiffiny Busk, Fraser Moore, Stephnie Moroney,Russel Beswick
John MacNeil School
Dartmouth, NS
Gregory A. Hogan Sarnia, ON
• D. Sare, Sussex Junior High
Sussex, NB
• Jenna Nicolai, Kelly Maheu, Amy Hatfield
St. Margaret's. Sarnia, ON
• Kelli Cowley Tania DiCocco
teacher: Ms. Beth Cross
Gregory A Hogan School, Sarnia ON
• Erin Doyle, Jaclyn Doyle, and Matthew Doyle
St. Helen's School, Sarnia ON
St. Andrew School, Windsor, ON
• Alex Ferriera
Grade 4/5 class, St. Margaret's School, Sarnia, ON
• Brian Yates, Chris Jeffery
St.Margarets School, Sarnia, ON
• Gr. 6 Class
Rm 48 (Mrs. G)
SunValley School, Winnipeg, MB
• Tracy Constable
General Byng School, Winnipeg, MB
Gregory Hogan School Sarnia, ON

### Puzzle #9

This week's Question #9 is the following:

What are the next two integers?

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, __ , __

Please remember to send your response by 8:00 a.m. Friday, November 10 to:

Andrea Pollock and Alex Nazarov
math_puzzle@rwa.psbgm.qc.ca
Royal West Academy, Montreal West, Quebec.

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