## Math Problem of the Week - Week 17

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a brand new restaurant called Chez Moi. Running a restaurant requires organization, creativity, and math skills.

Do some brilliant thinking and submit your answer(s).

If you get the problem right, your first name and city will be posted to the "Menu of Excellence" (look for your name at the bottom of that week's problem).

We will also track your points from week to week. Problem-solvers with the highest totals will be included (and much admired) in the Problem Solving Hall of Fame. Are you ready? Good luck!

Do some brilliant thinking and submit your answer(s).

If you get the problem right, your first name and city will be posted to the "Menu of Excellence" (look for your name at the bottom of that week's problem).

We will also track your points from week to week. Problem-solvers with the highest totals will be included (and much admired) in the Problem Solving Hall of Fame. Are you ready? Good luck!

## Math Problem of the Week 17
The National Tic Tac Toe Association asks you to create cakes for their convention. You design a square cake, and decorate the top like a Tic Tac Toe board, with two evenly spaced vertical lines intersected by two evenly spaced horizontal lines, forming nine smaller equal squares.
If the length of one side of the cake is 12 inches, what is the area of one of the Tic Tac Toe squares on the top of the cake? |

Common Core Standards for this Problem: 4.MD.3

Congratulations to the following students, who solved this problem correctly:

Gabe, Wichita, KS
Lexie, Wichita, KS Lili, Wichita, KS Vivian, Wichita, KS Jacob, Wichita, KS Ian, Wichita, KS Allison, Wichita, KS |