• Aug242012

POSTED AT 12:41 PM

This challenge is for Granville Elementary students only and is geared to students  at or above the 2nd/3rd grade level.  Each monthly winner will be invited to ice cream at Whit's with Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Flere at the end of the year!  Student responses are chosen randomly as if chosen from a hat but only correct responses are considered. Please don't expect your answer to be posted right away.  I will post it at the close of the competition. Are you ready for a challenge?
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May222012

POSTED AT 08:25 AM

Congratulations to Dylan G. from Mrs. Gawell's room for correctly answering the April challenge.  Have a wonderful summer and be sure to check out my site this summer!
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Apr092012

POSTED AT 09:20 AM

Congratulations to Kyle N. from Mrs. Wilson's class for correctly answering the monthly challenge question.

The last challenge for the year:
Please remember to include your first name, last initial and teacher's name along with an explanation of how you came up with the answer.
Meg tried to see the number on the softball player's shirt. "Can you see who got to first base?" Meg called over to Sam.  "Sure," Sam shouted back. "It's a player whose number is.... a factor of 72, a multiple of 6, divisible by 8, less than the number of small squares on a checkerboard (A checkerboard has 8 rows of 8 squares)."

Feb292012

POSTED AT 07:26 AM

Congratulations to Nate M. from Mrs. Danford's class for correctly answering the challenge this month! Please see the February post for the solution.  Remember to explain your answers and leave your first name and last initial.

Colin can't believe he was picked to go first in the gymnastics competition.  So he's writing "I am first" over and over again.
If he keeps on writing in this way, how many times will "I" appear in the first 100 letters?  Hint: Use multiplication/division.

IAMFIRSTIAMFIRSTIAMFIRSTIAMFIRSTIAMFIRST...

Jan302012

POSTED AT 09:29 AM

Congratulations to Colin V. from Mrs. Jude's class for correctly answering the January challenge.  Great explanation by the way!  The February challenge involves a graph so click below to view it.
math-link2.pdf
How many people live in each kids' house?  Kristen____ Ben_____ Lisa____ Mike____ Make sure you explain HOW you go the answer- a trip to Whit's for the winning est class is on the line!

Jan032012

POSTED AT 10:25 AM

Congratulations to Sarah L. in Mrs. K's class for winning the challenge two months in a row! Please see the December post for Sarah's solution. Remember to include your first name, last initial, teacher's name with your answer and explanation.

January Challenge:
Andrew, Betty, Kenesha, and Dan are best friends.  Two are 8 years old, one is 9 and one is 10.  They each have a favorite sport-soccer, basketball, swimming, and baseball.

Use these clues to find whose favorite sport is basketball.
Andrew and Kenesha are twins.
The oldest of the friends plays baseball every morning.
Dan goes to the pool every morning in the summer.
Kenesha is a great goalie.

Nov302011

POSTED AT 10:40 AM

Congratulations to Sarah L. from Mrs. K's class for correctly answering the challenge last month.  Check the post from lat month to see the solution.  Making a table to show possibilities was a great way to solve this problem.

December Challenge:

Six digits belong on a license plate ____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____
a         b      c      d            e         f
Use the clues to help you find them.

The digits are all different
d+e=d
b,c, and f are the only odd numbers
cXb=C
c<5
f<7
c-a=b
d-f=c
Remember to include your first name, Last initial and your teacher's name.  PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW YOU FOUND YOUR ANSWER!

Oct282011

POSTED AT 10:39 AM

Congratulations to Michael D. from Mrs. Ehrmin's class for correctly answering the October challenge!  It was a tricky one!  The solution is to put the 3-gram, 5-gram, and 8-gram weights together to equal 16 grams on one side of the balance.  On the other he can put the necklace with the 1-gram weight.  If the scales balance the necklace must be 15 grams.

The November Challenge: Kerry ordered a pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives.  When the pizza arrived, Kerry counted:

• 27 pieces of toppings.
• twice as many mushrooms as pieces of pepperoni.
• 3 fewer olives than mushrooms.

How many pieces of each kind of topping were there?
___________pepperoni _________mushrooms____________olives

Remember to include your first name, last initial, teacher's name and an explanation with your answer.

Oct032011

POSTED AT 09:15 AM

Congratulations to Megan M. of Mrs. Moran's class for correctly answering the challenge of the month!  She used a number model to show her thinking. The answer was zoo and bear. Please remember to type your first name and last initial along with your teacher's name.

October Question:

Real or Fake?
Mr. Gem is a jeweler.  He needs to find out how much real gold is in a "gold" necklace.  If the necklace is real gold it will weigh 15 grams.

He has a balance along with a 1 gram weight, a three gram weight, a 5 gram weight and an 8 gram weight.
You can't cut apart the weights! How can Mr. Gem use the weights to find out if the necklace weighs 15 grams? Please explain your answer in words.

Sep092011

POSTED AT 02:27 PM

Remember to include your first name, last initial and teacher's name.  You must also explain how you came to your solution with words or a number model.
Use letters as numbers! Let A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on.

Find a three-letter word with a value of 56 that names a place.

________ ________ __________=56

Find a four-letter word with a value of 26 that names an animal.

_______ _________ _________ __________=26

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