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Grade 7-8 Problem: Painted cube
Math Challenge 2016
A cube is made up of 27 smaller cubes. Suppose that all of the faces of the larger cube are painted red, and then it is taken apart. How many of the small cubes would have no faces painted red? One face painted red? Two faces painted red? Three faces painted red?
Goodbye MC2016… looking forward to MC2017!
On Saturday, March 12, over 70 Grade 7-10 students from schools around the province arrived bright and early to the University of Saskatchewan to participate in this year’s installment of the Saskatchewan Math Challenge, a provincial math challenge co-sponsored by the Saskatchewan Math Teachers’ Society and the University of Saskatchewan. This year, the Math Challenge was also assisted by generous support from the University of Saskatchewan Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
It’s that time of year again!
The Saskatchewan Math Challenge, a provincial math competition co-sponsored by the Saskatchewan Math Teachers’ Society and the University of Saskatchewan, will be held this year on March 12th, 2016 in the Arts Building of the University of Saskatchewan. Students from grades 7 to 10 will compete as teams of 3 to 5 in solving problems in one of two levels: Grade 7-8 and 9-10. We are anticipating another high-energy day filled with interesting mathematics!
The SMTS is very excited to announce our confirmed conference lineup for SUM v2.0, happening in November of this year. We hope that the shift in dates helps teachers access funding, as well as provide support to teachers earlier in the year.
The Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society presents…
There is a new math camp starting in Saskatoon:
Extreme Math Camp 2014 will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 26 and June 27 at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon. The camp is designed to mathematically challenge able students in grades 7 to 10 who have an interest in mathematical problem solving. We will have presenters from the University of Waterloo, University of Saskatchewan and elsewhere leading four sessions each day with students split into a junior group (typically grades 7 and 8) and a senior group (typically grades 9 and 10).
Congratulations to Diana Sproat for winning an SMTS Service Award. Our thanks go out to Diana for her many years of furthering math education in our province!
Congratulations to our newly elected Executive!
President: Kathleen Sumners
Vice president: Michelle Naidu
Treasurer: Ryan Rau
Secretary: Jacquie Johnson
- Nathan Banting
- Terry Johanson
- Christina Schmidt
- Sandi Neufeld
- Claire McTavish
- Allison McQueen
U of S Student Representative: Matthew Schmidt
U of R Student Representative: open
- Jen Brokofsky
- Kaylyn Wallin
- Roxanne Mah
Past president/U of R Rep: Gale Russell
Journal and U of S Rep: Egan Chernoff
STF Liason: Mark Eggleston