CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

## The Little Math Puzzle Contest

Man seeks order and pattern in all things

### Puzzle #35

What is the next number following this pattern?

235, 2225, 255, 2235, 257, 22225, ________

Correction: This pattern was posted but is WRONG!!!!!!
235, 2225, 255, 22225, 2235, 257, ________

Send your response by 8:00 a.m., Friday, May 24 to:

math_puzzle@rwa.psbgm.qc.ca

(Any suggestions for puzzles will be happily received!)

The puzzles will stop at the end of May with puzzle #36.

A toughie:
-- find the logic and the next set of digits.

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, __________

Here is an Extra Puzzle #37....A toughie :-
Find the logic and the next set of digits.

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, __________

Passed on thanks to Alex Nazarov...good luck with your exams Alex!

### Puzzle #33 results

What is the next number following this pattern?

1, 1, 1, 3, 5, 9, 17, 31, 57, ______

Each new number after the 3rd is the sum of the three previous numbers.

### Winners - Solvers of Puzzle #33

1. Micheal milner - grade 9 caledonia regional high school - hillsborough New Brunswick
2. Mrs. G's Sensational Sixes Sun Valley School - Winnipeg, Manitoba
3. Vanessa, Meghan, Mathieu, Ryan, Nathan 4LAV Justin Hogue 5R Marilyn Ouimet
4. Sheila, Melissa and Brendan - T. Burnie's Grade 7/8 class St Ann School - Toronto, Ontario
5. Mukiesh Ablack Grade 6 Lincoln Centennial School - St.Catharines,Ont.
6. Amy Hatfield - Grade 5 St.Margaret's School. - Sarnia Ontario.
7. Edmond McRae and Kurtis Kraemer - Gr. 4/5 st. Margarets School - Sarnia, Ont.
8. Grade 8 Math Class Hedges School - Winnipeg, Manitoba
9. Dana Falsetti and Matt Hoekstra - Gr.5 Mrs. Harris St.Margaret's school - Sarnia Ont.
10. Adam Wood, Kate Stirling - Grade 8 Father Gerald LaBelle School - Corunna, Ontatio
11. Robbie Doucette - Mrs. Harris's 4/5 class St. Margaret's school - Sarnia Ontario
12. Dap Duong - Grade 6 Lincoln Centennial School - St. Catharines, ONT
13. Deep Creek Middle School - Virginia, USA
14. Bryan Harn, Julie Bjorndal, Nicholas Gould, Sean Good, Mike Aube, Kevin Nicol, Kevin Dejardins and Chasity LaBillois - Miss Smollett's Grade 5 class L.E.Reinsborough School - Dalhousie, New Brunswick.
15. Lori Trussell 5th grader West Texas Elementary School - Stinnett, TX US
16. Andrew Law, Ian Macdonald & Mrs.Shirley Duguay`s class C.M.S. - Campbellton,N.B.
17. Klara Malkova and Stephanie Koyanagi Sheridan School
18. Chris Janz General Vanier School - Winnipeg, MB
19. Susan, Kennis, Tamara - grade 7 Montclair school - Oakville Ontario
20. Madame Scaplen's Grade 6 French Immersion Class Sacred Heart Elementary - Marystown, Newfoundland
21. David Belanger, age 10 St. Michael's School - Belleville, ON
22. Dory Stricker grade 5 Tara Parker, Adam Rudolph, and Natalie Friedman grade 6 Yorkhill Elementary School - Onward to Excellence Thornhill, Ontario http://www.interlog.com/~yorkhill/home.html
23. Alice Dawn Brison, Shelley Stirling, Tiffany Elliot, Rosalie Evans, Meaghan Dooley and Jeff Sanford - Mrs. Warner's grade 6 class Brooklyn District School - Newport, N.S.
24. Chris Alward, Donald McTavish, Chris Hovey, Allain Barrieau Jason Taylor Grade 8 students Nelson Rural School - Miramichi, N.B.
25. Cecile Koop Grade 6A - Joan Macdonald Teacher-librarian Bonnycastle Elementary School - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
26. Jenna Rotz, Erika Seelenbinder, Brittany Hilker, Mark Zito, Sheryl Saliba, Markus Mitchell, Joshua Davenport Fourth graders - Mrs. Seltzer's class Indian Lakes Elementary School - Virginia Beach, VA USA
27. P.J.Mahoney and Eugene Manning in grade 7 - Patsy Dohey Fatima Academy - St. Bride's , Newfoundland. Fatima Academy Homepage http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/Schools/WARCSB/Fatima/
28. Sara Gourlie Cameron St. Public School - Collingwood Ontario Canada.
29. Mrs Caplin's Class Grade 6A L.E.R.School Dalhousie,N.B.
30. Mr. S. Russell's grade 5 class Brooklyn District School - Newport, N.S.
31. Michael Hawkes Gr.5 Stanley Elem - Stanley,N.B.
32. Darren Spitzig, Brent Hempstreet St. Benedict's School - Ontario
33. Stephen Henry St. Helen's School - Sarnia, Ontario
34. Jessica Buss, Keith Lyon, Shannon Trainor, Nicole Grimmond, Robby Cook, Tara Myny, Melissa kelly, Stephanie Kuhnt, James Timmington 6th grade - Mr. J. Cowley Sacred Heart Elementary School - Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
35. class 5M and 4DH - Sophia Munro Bonnycastle School - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
36. St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School Whitby, Ontario, Canada
37. Students of Glen Falls dodgelij@nbed.nb.ca
38. Sara Heinrichs, Ryan Gaunce, GeneviEve Peters, Terra Lisson, Justin Flowers, Edward Keith, Josh Cameron - JOHN MUSCROFT muscrjo@nbed.nb.ca
39. CRYSTAL HENDERSON CHENDERS@middle.psp.isd.tenet.edu
40. linda dodge dodgelij@nbed.nb.ca
41. Tim Conard web2126@charweb.org
43. CLAYTONL@arborg.evergreen.freenet.mb.ca
44. Laura Kearns Chatham, On.
45. John R. Mackie jmackie@netbistro.com
46. H. Kowalski kowalski@ecu.campus.mci.net

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

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