MUCHIN MATH MADNESS FOURS GALORE Using exactly four 4s and no other digits, we can make 0: 0 = 44 − 44 0 = (4 − 4)(4! + .4) 0 = 4√4 − √4 4 Using exactly four 4s, can you make 1? 2? 3? 4? 5?...? Your goal is to make as many whole numbers as possible by using four 4s and whatever mathematical operations you choose. Your score will be how many whole numbers you found. For example, if you were able to make the numbers 0-83, your score would be 84. This will need a LOT of space, so additional paper may be required for your submission. When you think you’ve got it, write out your solution and turn it in by Friday, October 16th. For questions and to submit solutions, see any Muchin math teacher. The top 3 scores for each grade level will be added to the Leaderboard outside of Room 706. Hey Students! Throughout your math careers, you have probably wondered to yourself “Why do I need to learn this?” Although every teacher at Muchin would have a different answer, the one we all agree on is that it’s fun! You can have fun with math the same way you do with your hula hoops, Walkmans, Tamagotchis and whatever other newfangled toys the kids are playing with these days. So this is our challenge to you… Embrace the madness of math: Every two weeks, we will post a new problem to solve. These problems will require you to try, fail, and adjust many times before finding a solution. These problems don’t require higher level math, so all grade levels and even teachers can play. Once you have a solution, turn it in, and we will reward the best submissions. The “best” solution does not necessarily mean the right answer. The winner may have the most complete solution, the clearest explanation, or the cleverest strategy. Be creative, and you may come up with a solution no one in history has ever thought of! What are you waiting for? Embrace the madness of math!