March

Math Plus Academy turns 5 years old this month! In honor of our 5 year anniversary the theme for challenges this month are the teacher’s, director’s and assistant’s favorite challenges of all time! We hope you love them as much as we do.  Good luck!

Techs:

How can you cut  a cake into 8 equal pieces with only 3 cuts?

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Operatives:

A local bicycle shop sells a lot of bicycles and tricycles.  A bicycle has 2 wheels and a tricycle has 3 wheels.  There are 17 wheels in the shop all together.  How many bicycles and tricycles are in the shop?

Analysts:

There is a jar of amoebas in a table.  The amount of amoebas doubles every minute.  If the jar is full at 12pm noon, what time is the jar half full?

 

 

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Agents:

There are 13 people in a room.  If everyone shakes hands with everyone else exactly once, how many handshakes occur?

 

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Special Ops:

How many squares are on a standard 8 x 8 chess board?

*Hint: the answer is not 64

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