SGC Maths Quest Easter Special 2018

St George’s College, Weybridge invites children from Years 5 and 6 at all local schools to take part in the special Easter 2018 instalment of the SGC Maths Quest challenge.

Each Half Term, St George’s College provides a Maths problem for children from Years 5 and 6 to solve - this time there will be TWO MATHS QUESTS TO SOLVE. All correct entries will be displayed on the St George’s Weybridge website at www.stgeorgesweybridge.com

SGC Maths Quest Easter Special 2018 Problems (Please note there are 2 problems to solve):

Download Maths Quest Easter Special 1 here.

Maths Quest Easter Special 1

Below are some fractions. Choose as many, or as few, as you want and add them up. You can only choose a fraction once.

1. Can you get to 1?

2. If not, what is the closest to 1 you can get?

Maths Quest Easter Special 2

Download Maths Quest Easter Special 2 here.

This is a game for two players.

The first player chooses a positive even number that is less than 50, and crosses it out on the grid.

The second player chooses a number to cross out. The number must be a factor or multiple of the first number.

Players continue to take it in turns to cross out numbers, at each stage choosing a number that is a factor or multiple of the number just crossed out by the other player.

Is there a strategy for winning? If so, can you explain?

Download Maths Quest Easter Special 2 here.

Budding mathematicians should aim to get their solutions back to ajhudson@stgeorgesweybridge.com by Friday 20 April and then the correct answers and solutions will be shown on the St George's Weybridge website. Please remember to include your name and your school when giving your answers.

Good luck!

21 March 2018

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