Collins New Primary Maths

Age 4-11

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Cross-Curricular Word Problems Using scenarios and topics from other curriculum areas, these differentiated word problems will get children using and applying their maths skills in real-life, everyday situations. ●

Each resource has 40 activities to help children practise and consolidate their maths skills.

Differentiated to three levels – catering for differing abilities within your class to ensure all pupils gain experience with problem solving.

Problems involving measures

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Science: 5A. Keeping healthy

What types of food do we eat?

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I How much meat and vegetables altogether do people in the UK eat?

Problems involving numbers, money or measures History: 10. What can we find out about ancient Egypt from what has survived?

2 The people of which country eat the least amount of fruit and vegetables combined?

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3 How much more fruit than vegetables do Australians eat?

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4 The people of which country eat about I 0 times as much vegetables as meat?

Ancient Egypt I A person from which country eats I 2 kg more cereal than fruit?

2 A person from which country eats 34 kg less meat than a person from the USA? 3 Which country has the greatest difference between the amount of meat they eat and the amount of vegetables? 4 How much of the 5 types of food combined does the average person in the UK eat in a year? I The people of which country eat 50% more fruit than people from the UK?

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2 How many kilograms of vegetables does a family of 6 eat in Greece?

I The main passage inside the largest pyramid in Egypt is 97 metres high. How much less than I 00 metres is this?

3 A French person eats I 25 kg of vegetables each year. People from which country eat –5I more vegetables than this? 4 What is the ratio between the amount of vegetables eaten by a French person and an Italian?

2 Tuthmosis II was pharaoh for only 3 years. Tuthmosis III was pharaoh for 30 years longer. For how long was Tuthmosis III pharaoh? 3 The most famous pyramids in Egypt are the 3 pyramids at Giza. There are the remains of at least 77 other pyramids in Egypt. How many is this altogether?

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Sample from Cross-Curricular Word Problems 5

I Ramesses the Great ruled Egypt for 67 years. His wife Neferteri died in the 30th year of his reign. For how many years after his wife’s death did Ramesses continue to reign?

2 Most ancient Egyptians were farmers. Every I 2 months they had 3 seasons of the same length. How many months were in each season? 3 Queen Hatshepsut ruled Egypt for 22 years. Ramesses ruled Egypt for 67 years. For how many more years did Ramesses rule Egypt? 4 The sides of the Great pyramid of Kufu were originally 230 metres long. Stones have fallen off in the 4500 years since it was built, and they are now only 227 metres long. How many metres less are they now? I There are about 700 hieroglyphic symbols in ancient Egyptian writing. There are 26 letters in our alphabet. How many more Egyptian symbols are there than letters in our alphabet?

2 The Great pyramid of Kufu is I 37 metres high. When it was built it was 9 –2I metres taller. How tall was it when it was built? 3 Queen Cleopatra was the last queen of Egypt. She ruled for 2 I years. Her family had ruled for 28 I years before her. How long did she and her family reign for altogether? Collins New Primary Maths: Cross-Curricular Word Problems 3 © HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 2010

Sample from Cross-Curricular Word Problems 3

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