Category Archives: Maths

Maths task – week of 23/06/20

This week we will focus on decimals and solving problems involving number up to three decimal places.

Watch the video and stop at the appropriate place to try the questions below.

Length: 7 minutes

Question 1

Work out the additions.
Use the number lines to help you.
a) 0.3 + 0.2 = _____

b) 0.2 + 0.1 + 0.2 =

Question 2

Complete the additions.
Use the place value charts to help you.

Question 3

a) Work out 7 hundredths + 34 hundredths.
b) 7 hundredths + 34 hundredths = ______________

Give your answer as a decimal.

Question 4

Eva drinks a quarter of a litre of water.
Mo drinks 0.3 litres of water.
Whitney drinks a tenth of a litre more water than Mo.

How much water do Eva, Mo and Whitney drink altogether?

This video focuses on decimals and compliments to 1.

Length: 8 minutes

Question 5

Each hundred square represents one whole.
Use the hundred squares to help you complete the additions.

Question 6

Complete the bar models.

Question 7

Match the pairs of decimals that add together to make 1 whole.

Question 8

Mo has completed these calculations.

He has got them all incorrect.
What mistake has Mo made?

Correct Mo’s calculations.
a) 0.22 + ____ = 1

b) 0.39 + ____ = 1

c) 0.677 + ____ = 1

Maths task – week of 16/06/20

This week’s maths tasks are based on converting between different units of time (e.g, seconds, minutes, hours, days).

Remember to show your working out and write down the question number!

Question 5 requires a detailed response.

Question 1

Complete the conversions

a) 1 year =  _____ months           b) _____ years = 24 months

c) _____ years = 60 months d) 2.5 years =  _____ months

e) 3 years 2 months =  _____ months f) _____ years _____ months = 75 month

Challenge: Make up your own conversions for others to solve.

Question 2

Lucy’s birthday is in March. Jason’s birthday is in April.
Lucy is 96 hours older than Jason.

What dates could Lucy’s and Jason’s birthdays be?

Question 3

Three children are running a race.

• Tim finishes the race in 3 minutes 5 seconds.
• Lila finishes the race in 192 seconds.
• Pip finishes the race in 2 minutes and 82 seconds.

Who finishes the race first?

Question 4

Three trains travel from Halifax to Leeds on the same morning.

*The Express leaves Halifax 10 minutes after the All Stations train, but arrives at Leeds 10 minutes before it.

*The All Stations train takes 50 minutes to reach Leeds and arrives at 10:30.

*The Goods train leaves 20 minutes before the All Stations train and arrives at Leeds 20 minutes after the Express.

What time does each train leave Halifax and what time does each train arrive at Leeds Station?

Use this structure to support your answer:

All Stations train leaves Halifax at _____ and arrives in _____ at _____ .

Express train leaves Halifax at _____ and arrives in _____ at _____ . 

Goods train leaves Halifax at _____ and arrives in _____ at _____ . 

Question 5

Make a timetable of your school day.

Calculate how many hours each week you spend on each subject.
Can you convert this into minutes?
Can you convert this into seconds?

If this is an average week, how many hours a year do you spend on each subject?

Can you convert the time into days?

Maths task – week of 09/06/20

This week’s maths tasks are based on converting between different units of metric measure (e.g, km and m; cm and m; cm and mm; g and kg; l and ml).

Remember to show your working out and write down the question number!
Question 5 requires a detailed response.

Question 1

Question 2

Kim says:

Is Kim correct? explain your answer.

Question 3

A 10 pence coin is 2 mm thick.

Daniel makes a pile of 10 pence coins worth £1.30

What is the height of the pile of coins in:

a) centimetres?
b) millimetres?
c) metres?

Question 4

Cola is sold in bottles and cans.

a) Yasmin buys 5 cans and 3 bottles. She sells the cola in 100 ml glasses. She sells all the cola. How many glasses does she sell?

b) Yasmin charges 50p per glass. How much profit does she make?

Question 5

Raj has two water containers.  Neither has a scale but they do show the total volume.

Raj also has access to a tap.
Explain how you could measure different quantities of water (in litres up to 10L) using the containers.

Are there any values you cannot make?

Maths task – Number differences (Solution)

Many of you found examples where the numbers were placed consecutively (in order).

Ahsan

Here are some possible solutions:

5    4    7

6    9    2

1    8    3

or

9    8    7

4    3    6

1    2    5

or

7    6    1

4    3    2

5    8    9

What general statements can you make about odd and even numbers and how they were placed?