CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest
CM February 9, 1996. Vol II, Number 17

 The Little Math Puzzle Contest

The Little Math Puzzle Contest

Man seeks order and a pattern in all things.

Puzzle #21

This week's Puzzle #21 is below:

What is the next number in this pattern?

1, 2, 4, 7, 11, ____

Send your response by 8:00 a.m., Friday, February 16 to:

Puzzle #19 was the following:

What is the next number in this pattern?

8, 27, 64, 125, ______ ?

The answer to Puzzle #19 is below:

These numbers are the cubes of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, ...6

so the answer is 6 x 6 x 6 = 216

The Winners -- Solvers of Puzzle #19

  1. James Fothergill-Brown grade 6 St. Michael's School - Low, Quebec
  2. Shawn Andrews Grade 6 Gregory A. Hogan - Sarnia, Ontario
  3. Jason Rasmussen 6th grade Paul Elementary - Paul, ID
  4. Joseph Parizeau, Laura Marshall Ms. Laudonio's grade 5 Gregory A. Hogan - Sarnia, Ontario
  5. Kala Belding Grade 6P SaintJohn The Baptist King Edward School - Saint John N.B.
  6. Ashley Parise, Kristen O'Donnell Mrs.Hamiltons grade 7-1 class Florenceville Middle School Floreneville - New Brunswick.
  7. Norman Nahas Grade 9T Cunard Junior High School - Halifax, N.S.
  8. Grade 6 McAdam Ave. Elementary School - Fredericton, N.B.
  9. Katherine E. Hosford Fifth grade Forest View Elementary School - Durham NC USA
  10. Jenna Nicolai, Kelly Maheu, Amy Hatfield Mrs. Harris Grade 5 class St. Margaret's school - Sarnia ,Ontario
  11. Alex Ferreira, Kurtis Kraemer and Robbie Doucette Mrs.Harris grade 4/5 class Sarnia Ont St. Margaret's School.
  12. Megan Ridley, Pieter Moddejonge Grade 5 Mrs Harris & Mrs Tinteri's class St Margarets school - Sarnia, Ontario.
  13. Greg West Electrical Engineering Lakehead University
  14. Evan Powell, Shannon Leung, Kiran Helferty, Andrew Bain, Brijesh Patel Ms. Laudonio's grade 5 Gregory A. Hoggan - Sarnia Ont.
  15. Dana Falsetti, Matt Hoekstra Mrs. Harris gr.5 St,Margaret's school - sarnia Ont.
  16. Edmond McRae gr. 4 Mrs. Harris class St. Margaret's - Sarnia Ont.
  17. Chris Jeffery Mrs. Harris 4/5 class St.Margaret's School - Sarnia,Ontario,Canada
  18. Adam Raine in Mrs Lanes class Buttonville p.s.
  19. Jennifer Brewer, Courtney Roden grade 8 Keswick Valley Memorial School - Burtt's Corner N.B.
  20. Laura Charlton, Joe Green, Sally Mackereth Mrs. Rector's Grade five class
  21. Jamin Fryer Grade: 8 North Island Distence Educational School - Lund, B.C.
  22. John Cormier, Grade 5 Claude D Taylor School - Riverview, N.B.
  23. Adam Ross Grade 5 Glen Falls School - Saint John, N.B.Canada
  24. Ryan Shim, grade 5 Buttonville P.S.
  25. Myles Nicholson, Nicky Wallace, Ryan Robinson, Rebecca Neave Grade 3A Archie Stouffer Elementary School - Minden, Omtario Helen Newton - Teacher
  26. John Gillis's class 7-D Park Junior High - Sydney, Nova Scotia
  27. Kristine Arseneault Gr.4 Royal Road Elementary School - Fredericton, NB
  28. Melissa Colwell, Tiffany Gallery, Leah Straight Grade 5M St. John the Baptist - King Edward School - Saint John, New Brunswick
  29. Vincent Spano, Jason Houck, Ricky Ashar, David Orr, Nicolas Schmidt Ms. Laudonio's Grade 5 Gregory A. Hogan - Sarnia, Ont.
  30. Miranda Swinamer, Gina Coffill, Allison Eisenhauer, Chelsea Jenson and Josh Burbidge Grade 5 Brooklyn District School - Newport, N.S.
  31. Paul Murray 6th Grade Mr. J. Cowley Sacred Heart Elementary School - Sarnia, Ontario
  32. Kristen Swain in Mr. Hiscock's Grade 9 Math class Bethel Academy - Victoria, NF.
  33. T. Burnie's 7/8 class St Ann School - Toronto, Ontario
  34. Mr. Robin McGrath and his grade five class Fatima Academy
  35. Mrs. Jones' grade 6/7 class KESWICK VALLEY MEMORIAL SCHOOL - Burtts Corner - N.B.
  36. Kevin Tice(Mrs Catherine Wallis' room) Carrollton Elementary School - Carrollton, GA USA

    and the vaguely identified:-

  37. Danny Mednick

Andrea Pollock and Alex Nazarov
Royal West Academy, Montreal West, Quebec.

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