Welcome Back to the 2017-18 Puzzle Season!
Welcome back to the new School Year and the new Puzzle Season!
Here are the problems for our first "Welcome Back" contest, below. The deadline for submission is October 8. Looking forward to the solutions!
Puzzle Contest #1 (Grades K-5) >>
Puzzle Contest #1 (Grades 5 and Up) >>
Puzzle Contest #1 (Parents and Grandparents) >>
Rules of Contests
We offer 5-6 contests per year. Each contest is graded individually, and then at the end of the year the Year Winners are also selected as a result of their cumulative scores.
Winners are selected by grade level (i.e. there are separate winners from grade 2 and grade 3 even though they are offered the same contest).
It is important that contestants show their solutions. A correct answer without an explanation is awarded 50% of the possible points. Only a correct answer with correct explanation will lead to a 100% score. Partial explanations result in partial scores.
Note: only MWSM students and their relatives
are eligible for the prizes – although of course everyone
is welcome to send solutions.
About Our Own Puzzle Contests
help train out-of-the-box thinking, and
keep up interest in math. They frequently
tie together many unrelated things children
learn in the regular program, and most certainly they train
We also offer puzzles
to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of our
It adds a bit of a completion between the generations – and
we must say parents are trailing behind their kids as a rule!
Puzzle Contests are now in their 9th year and growing. Join us and enjoy!
See the 2016-17 Year Winners!
See the 2015-16 Year Winners!
Our puzzles come from a variety of sources – old books,
old memories, old and new friends – and many of our
We always welcome new additions – so
if you know of good ones – please send them our way