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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Center of Math YouTube Scavenger Hunt

May 15, 2014 - The winners of the first-ever Center of Math YouTube Scavenger Hunt have been drawn!

The first $50 Amazon Gift Card winner is Bailey G., who was the first to complete the challenge.

The two randomly drawn winners were David M. and Heather H.

92% of respondents correctly answered the final challenge problem.

Missed the hunt? The annotations have been removed so as not to disturb studying students. Here's a list of the clues and the final challenge problem.

  • To start the hunt, take the blue pill or the red pill. Then multiply them.
  • This rule is necessary to find the derivative of sin(x^2)
  • An integral that forgot its manners
  • How long was Noah’s Boat? 
  • I’ve had it with these #$%& vectors on this #$%& plane!
  • Please enter your password again to verify your identity
  • Snoitcnuf Girt
  • Before you continue, make sure your integration skills R squared away!
  • The Center tweeted a link to this video on April 11th
  • The angry piece of merchandise
  • At Least you’ve made it this far, probably
A student has 5 heavy textbooks to carry around. The masses of each textbook in grams are 966, 340, 955, 1722, and 662. What is the average mass of this student’s textbooks?

___ Mass Ave.

Answer: 929


May 1, 2014

The Worldwide Center of Mathematics is sending you on a scavenger hunt. You'll solve math-related clues to reach a final challenge problem. Submit the correct answer at for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!