December's "Problem of the Month"


Student's Name:  __________________________________________

Date Due:  (as a Christmas present...)  Wednesday January 3, 2018
Remember: You must submit your solution on THIS printed page.

Math Coloring Book

Okay, it's not exactly a coloring book, but I thought the title was catchy.
Using the grid below (4 by 4), color it with 4 blue squares, 3 red squares, 3 green squares, 3 yellow squares and 3 brown squares... under the following guidelines: NO TWO SQUARES of the same color must be in a line, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

Hint: Please take note the example given below...It would NOT satisfy the rules above for various reasons.

Why this is wrong...

1. Red in same vertical line.
2. Brown in same horizontal line.
3. Green in same diagonal line. Also Blue in same diagonal line.
4. Other problems may also be found.