Here is a list of all the Problems of the Week that were posted from
March 1998 until May 2006.
You may view any of the past problems by clicking on the name.
 	         

Spring 1998

Date Name of Problem of the Week 03/16/98 Change a $50 bill 03/23/98 Man lived in Egypt 03/30/98 Mr. P with wife -- Annoying Road Signs 04/06/98 Chicken McNuggets -- 6, 9, or 20 04/20/98 Sequences -- (1,3), (2,3), (3,5), (4,4), (5,4) ... 04/27/98 YES or NO Logic Problem -- guess number from 1 to 50 05/04/98 Doublet -- MOOD to BARN 05/11/98 HANDLEY 75th Anniversary Football Problem 05/18/98 Handley Sandwich Problem 05/25/98 Roman Numeral Problem -- greatest number of them?


Fall 1998

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/24/98 Powerball Problem 08/31/98 The A B C D Problem (4 inequalities) 09/07/98 Restaurant Riddle (7 Guests) 09/14/98 Football Pairings 09/21/98 Money Matters ($1.62 -- how many ways?) 09/28/98 Soccer Stumper 10/05/98 Unit Fraction Problem (7 unit fractions = 1) 10/12/98 The 100 Meter Race Problem 10/19/98 The Bee Problem (2 trains -- 100 miles apart) 10/26/98 Feasting in the Afternoon (logic -- 4 couples) 11/02/98 A Walk in Winchester (walk north and east) 11/09/98 The Winchester Census Problem (product = 72) 11/16/98 Strange Days (11/9/99 -- multiplication days) 11/23/98 The Math Teacher's Fish 11/30/98 A Walk Around the Earth (head travels more than feet?) 12/07/98 Santa's Pack Held Thirty Toys 12/14/98 HO! HO! HO!


Spring 1999

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/04/99 A Trying Triangle Problem (Isosceles triangle) 01/11/99 Ordered Pairs Problem 01/18/99 Candy Problem (25 pieces of candy -- 3 people) 01/25/99 Circle Problem (8 chords divide a circle) 02/01/99 Reciprocal Riddle (sum = 2, product = 3) 02/08/99 Magic Square (given 9, 13, 21, 37) 02/15/99 Spelling Challenge (find the letter a -- 1,000) 02/22/99 Bridge-Crossing Puzzle (U2 concert in 17 minutes) 03/08/99 The Sherandomen and the Handleymen 03/15/99 The Simultaneous Equations Problem (find x, y in a) 03/22/99 College Student Letter Home Problem (send more money) 03/29/99 The Banana Problem 04/05/99 Apple Cider Problem (3, 5, and 8 liter pails) 04/12/99 City-County Track Meet (30 medals) 04/19/99 The A.H.S.M.E. (99 points) 04/26/99 Tricky Sequence (20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 33, 40, 44, ...) 05/03/99 Going to Work Problem (1 minute early / late) 05/10/99 Tricky Triangle (angles in ratio of 3:4:5) 05/17/99 Letter Puzzles (symmetry / chemical elements) 05/24/99 When the Workers Relax (when is their day off?) 05/31/99 The Tower of Hanoi 06/07/99 Together Forever (BRIDE + GROOM = BLISS)


Fall 1999

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/23/99 The Handley Sports Problem (41 on FB team, ...) 08/30/99 The Two Number Problem (2 unequal numbers) 09/06/99 Class Conscience (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders) 09/13/99 Judge Handley's Phone Number 09/20/99 The Three Thieves (Bag of 600 gold coins) 09/27/99 A Little Average Problem (basketball points) 10/04/99 Spelling Challenge (find letter c -- 1 octillion) 10/11/99 Twenty Dollar Puzzle (can't change a $20 bill?) 10/18/99 The Three Jealous Men and Their Wives 10/25/99 The Winchester Airport Problem (moving walkways) 11/01/99 Mr. P's Party Problem (handshakes -- 22 students) 11/08/99 The Chess Problem (16 pieces -- no 3 in a row) 11/15/99 The Cooking Problem (4 minute, 7 minute timer) 11/22/99 Setting The Table Problem (SET + SET + ... = ATE) 11/29/99 The Winchester Zoo Problem (45 heads, 150 feet) 12/06/99 The Candy Factory Problem (1000 pieces -- 10 bags) 12/13/99 Oh Deer! (a logic problem)


Spring 2000

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/03/00 The New Year's Eve Problem (21 bottles -- 3 guests) 01/10/00 Diophantus' Age Problem 01/17/00 The Five Equation Problem (A + B = Z, ...) 01/24/00 The Winchester Sports Problem (TIDDLE, WADE, ...) 01/31/00 The Sled Problem (George Washington -- calendar) 02/07/00 The Urn Problem (10 red, 10 white marbles) 02/14/00 The Book Problem (852 digits to number a book) 02/21/00 The Toy Store Problem (own pricing system) 02/28/00 The Store Problem (give as much money -- spend $10) 03/06/00 MATHEMATICS Problem (Pyramid -- Pascal's triangle) 03/13/00 The Face Card Problem (2 aces, kings, queens, jacks) 03/20/00 The Number Sequence Problem (2 sequences) 03/27/00 The Triangle Problem (Share 5 congruent parts) 04/03/00 The Six Integer Problem (ABC = DEF) 04/10/00 The Number Sequence Problem (Squares of Digits) 04/24/00 The AHSME Problem (112 points) 05/01/00 The Eight Digit Problem (11223344) 05/08/00 A Stately Addition 05/15/00 The Wolf, The Goat, and The Head of Cabbage 05/22/00 The Corners of a Square 05/29/00 Mr. P's Shopping Trip


Fall 2000

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/28/00 De Morgan’s Age Problem 09/04/00 Hawaiian Palm Tree Problem 09/11/00 The Spiraling Bug Problem 09/18/00 The I-81 Problem (Winchester to Harrisonburg) 09/25/00 The Test Problem (Handley Grades) 10/02/00 The Series Problem (x-a)(x-b)… (x-z) 10/09/00 All in the Family (logic puzzle) 10/16/00 The Speeder’s Problem (Winchester to Berryville) 10/23/00 The Triangle Problem - Find Perimeter 10/30/00 Trick or Treat! 11/06/00 Who Dun It? - Handley, Clarke, Sherando, or Wood? 11/13/00 Who Teaches What? - 7 Handley Teachers 11/20/00 Hockey Problem 11/27/00 Cross Number Puzzle 12/04/00 Fiddling with Fours 12/11/00 The Twelve Days of Christmas


Spring 2001

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/01/01 The New Year Magic Square 01/08/01 The “Yes or No” Question (Telephone Number) 01/15/01 The Reciprocal Problem - The Golden Ratio 01/22/01 Multiplying Digits Problem (Probability of last digit) 01/29/01 Alien Math Class 02/05/01 The AHSME Problem (115 points -- top score at Handley) 02/12/01 The Water Tank Problem 02/19/01 The Gold Bags 02/26/01 Hands Of A Clock 03/05/01 The Early-Late Problem 03/12/01 The Forgotten Password (5 digits) 03/19/01 The Ping Pong Ball Problem (8, 15, or 20 in a box) 03/26/01 Two Professors Meet (ages of children) 04/02/01 Pascal's Triangle (Spell Pascal) 04/09/01 The 45678 Problem 04/16/01 Buy A Vowel Problem 04/23/01 Sequences A S D 43-41-37-31 04/30/01 The Apple Blossom Game 05/07/01 The Pet Problem 05/14/01 The Four Student Problem 05/21/01 Pool Problem (3 pipes) 05/28/01 The Weights Problem (1 to 17 pounds) 06/04/01 Super Arcade Champion 06/11/01 The Island Problem (Truth or Lies) 06/18/01 The Five Houses


Fall 2001

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/20/01 The SUV Gas Problem 08/27/01 Trivia Magic Square 09/03/01 Pike's Peak Problem 09/10/01 Compound Interest Problem 09/17/01 Ft. Collins Problem 09/24/01 The Handley Golf Problem 10/01/01 Cross Country Problem 10/08/01 Budget Truck Problem 10/15/01 World Series Problem 10/22/01 The Baby Gate Problem 10/29/01 The Number Table Problem 11/05/01 The Synodic Period Problem 11/12/01 The Vocations Logic Puzzle 11/19/01 Fishing Pole Problem 11/26/01 Combination Lock Problem 12/03/01 The Factorial Problem 12/10/01 The Weight Problem 12/17/01 Christmas Tree Puzzle 12/31/01 The Palindromic Year Problem


Spring 2002

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/07/02 The Elvis Problem 01/14/02 Toys R Us Problem 01/21/02 The Portland Head Light Problem 01/28/02 Check Mates 02/04/02 Numbers in Boxes 02/11/02 Math Team Problem (The Josephus Problem) 02/18/02 Functional Notation Problem 02/25/02 Desk Calendar Problem 03/04/02 Wedded Bliss Problem 03/11/02 A Digital Problem 03/18/02 The Train and Bee Problem 03/25/02 Circular Reasoning 04/01/02 The Bellman Problem 04/08/02 The Coin Problem 04/15/02 The Jogging Problem 04/22/02 The Bookworm Problem 04/29/02 The Peculiar Sum Problem 05/06/02 Cross Number Puzzle 05/13/02 The Track Problem 05/20/02 Hard-Boiled 05/27/02 The Number Sequence Problem 06/03/02 False Positive Problem


Fall 2002

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/19/02 How Many Trains in the Depot? 08/26/02 Fines At Redskin Camp 09/02/02 Don't Fence Me In! 09/09/02 Algebra Test Problem 09/16/02 Wendy's 09/23/02 Road Trip To Pennsylvania 09/30/02 The Spider and The Fly 10/07/02 Harry Potter Problem 10/14/02 Perfect Square Problem 10/21/02 Change for a Dollar 10/28/02 Merry-Go-Round Problem 11/04/02 Match Boxes 11/11/02 Table Problem 11/18/02 Pentagram Problem 11/25/02 The Painting Problem 12/02/02 The Banana Problem 12/09/02 Bing Crosby Problem 12/16/02 Holiday Greeting Problem


Spring 2003

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/06/03 Sum Fun With Elvis 01/13/03 The Crew Problem 01/20/03 Jelly Bean Probability 01/27/03 Powerball Fever II 02/03/03 Tour of the World 02/10/03 Cy Young Winner 02/17/03 The Stamp Problem 02/24/03 Arithmetrivia 03/03/03 The Las Vegas Interest Problem 03/10/03 The Snow Problem 03/17/03 The Rectangle Square Problem 03/24/03 The High / Low Game 03/31/03 Swensons Milkshake Problem 04/07/03 The Stagecoach Problem 04/14/03 The Gear Problem 04/21/03 The Boat Problem 04/28/03 The Hymnal Problem 05/05/03 Tricky Track Problem (Martin Gardner) 05/12/03 Equations Analysis Test 05/19/03 One Hundred Bucks of Pets 05/26/03 Five Daughters 06/02/03 Magic Square


Fall 2003

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/18/03 Rita's Ice Problem 08/25/03 Sum Choice 09/01/03 Train Problem 09/08/03 Equations Analysis Test II 09/15/03 Fractions and Marriage Problem 09/22/03 Old Faithful Problem 09/29/03 Digital Divide Problem 10/06/03 Missing Cal Problem 10/13/03 Winchester Transit Problem 10/20/03 What Do We Have In Common? 10/27/03 Scary Stuff Problem 11/03/03 The Stacked Rack Problem 11/10/03 Wackie Wordies 11/17/03 Lines and Angles Problem 11/24/03 Computer vs. Human Problem (1 to 8) 12/01/03 Arithmetricks 12/08/03 Holiday Greeting Problem 12/15/03 Holiday Greeting Problem


Spring 2004

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/05/04 The Skating Elvises Problem 01/12/04 The Elvis Street Number Problem 01/19/04 The Calendar Problem (Cubes) 01/26/04 U.S. Population Problem 02/02/04 The Locksmith Problem 02/09/04 Chicken Soup for the Math Teacher’s Soul 02/16/04 Mental Blocks 02/23/04 The Inscribed Cube Problem 03/01/04 Chickens and Eggs Problem 03/08/04 The Handley Biker Problem 03/15/04 The Lottery Problem 03/22/04 An Engaging Age Problem 03/29/04 Shortest Distance Problem 04/05/04 Movie Math Problem 04/12/04 Not Sold at 7-11 04/19/04 Turk-o-nacci Sequence! 04/26/04 Algebra Class 05/03/04 Gambling Problem 05/10/04 House Painting Problem 05/17/04 Lucky Canceling 05/24/04 Milk Problem 05/31/04 7-11 Problem


Fall 2004

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/23/04 Cubes Problem 08/30/04 The Kate and Jackson Problem 09/06/04 The Barber Problem 09/13/04 The Lawnmower Problem 09/20/04 The Coconut Cake Problem 09/27/04 The Grandchildren Problem 10/04/04 The Greeley Colorado Problem 10/11/04 The Subway Problem 10/18/04 Circle and Squares 10/25/04 The Treasure Hunt 11/01/04 The Six-Digit Number Problem 11/08/04 Tom Swifties 11/15/04 The Boeing Plant Problem 11/22/04 Chocolate Squares 11/29/04 The Pleacher Family Travel Problem 12/06/04 The Consecutive Integer Problem 12/13/04 12 Days of Christmas Problem


Spring 2005

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/03/05 Elvis Passwords Problem 01/10/05 The Two Circles Problem 01/17/05 The Nine Students Problem 01/24/05 The Age-Old Problem 01/31/05 The Dominoes Problem 02/07/05 Eight Integers and Eight Clues 02/14/05 Valentines for Everyone! 02/21/05 The Bigger Burger Problem 02/28/05 Handley Smokestack Problem 03/07/05 The Balancing Act 03/14/05 Three Tangent Circles 03/21/05 The Confused Bank Teller 03/28/05 The Isosceles Triangle Problem 04/04/05 The Rice Krispies Box Problem 04/11/05 The Farmer's Problem 04/18/05 The Cat Count 04/25/05 Another Barber Problem 05/02/05 Trip Around the U.S. 05/09/05 Candorville Comic 05/16/05 The Monkey and the Coconuts 05/23/05 Nine Digits Problem


Fall 2005

Date Name of Problem of the Week 08/29/05 The Football Field Problem 09/05/05 The Cross Country Meet 09/12/05 Mathematical Wackie Wordies 09/19/05 Aging Problem 09/26/05 The Barbie Problem 10/03/05 Vanity Plates 10/10/05 Baseball Lineup 10/17/05 Buddhist Lent Puzzle 10/24/05 Rice Problem 10/31/05 A Divisibility Problem 11/07/05 What Day of the Week is it? 11/14/05 SUDOKU 11/21/05 Movie Magic Square 11/28/05 The Square Problem 12/05/05 The Telephone Problem 12/12/05 The Temperature Problem 12/19/05 Holiday Algebra


Spring 2006

Date Name of Problem of the Week 01/02/06 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 01/09/06 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere 01/16/06 Numerical Word Search 01/23/06 Pentagon Island 01/30/06 Dulles to Denver 02/06/06 The Crossing Problem 02/13/06 Sibling Rivalry 02/20/06 The Pill Problem 02/27/06 The Judge Problem 03/06/06 March Madness 03/13/06 Fourteen Questions 03/20/06 Bob Marley Problem 03/27/06 The Dart Problem 04/03/06 World Population Problem 04/10/06 Prime Problem 04/17/06 Brothers and Sisters 04/24/06 SUDOKU 05/01/06 The 3 x 3 x 3 Problem 05/08/06 The Missing 20 Digits 05/15/06 Final Exam Problem (FOXTROT) 05/22/06 Virginia LOTTO South