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Foreword Problem Solving Through Investigation is a series of three books of enrichment activities for middle to upper primary. Book 1 caters for 910 year olds, Book 2 for 1011 year olds and Book 3 for 1112 year olds. Each book contains 25 separate activity sheets that reinforce concepts in number, measurement and space. These activities have been designed to stimulate interest in mathematics, and can be used in the class or for assignments. Many of the exercises are suitable for partner or group work, providing valuable interaction between students, a desirable feature of maths investigation activities.
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Activities in each book are both fundamental in concept and challenging in application. They address interesting and stimulating areas of mathematics that will assist with the development of positive attitudes.
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N umber Operations â€“ Calculator Work .......................................................................................... 1 Number Patterns (1) ......................................................................................................... 2 Number Patterns (2) ......................................................................................................... 3 Number Patterns (3) ......................................................................................................... 4 Number Systems ............................................................................................................... 5 Index Notation â€“ Calculator Work ................................................................................... 6 Codes and Sequences ........................................................................................................ 7 Codes & Ciphers ............................................................................................................... 8 Sports Probability.............................................................................................................. 9 Carroll Diagrams ............................................................................................................. 10 What Is My Number? ..................................................................................................... 11 How Many? ..................................................................................................................... 12 Maths Terms Crossword ................................................................................................. 13 M easurement
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Decades and Centuries ................................................................................................... 14 Polygons.......................................................................................................................... 15 Map Reading ................................................................................................................... 16 Graphs............................................................................................................................. 17 Hi, Pi! .............................................................................................................................. 18
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Operations – Calculator Work
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This exercise will give you practice on your calculator. Work out the sums, then turn the calculator upside down and read the word in the display window. If there is no word, do your calculation again! (Work out the brackets first).
191 x 11 x the product of 2 and 9
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Note: Never accept that the calculator answer is always correct. You may have pressed the wrong button! Always estimate the answer first and then compare your estimate with the calculator answer.
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Number Patterns (1)
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Number Patterns (2)
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Did you find out what Diophantus discovered more than 1500 years ago? PrimEd Publishing
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Number Patterns (3)
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Number patterns are found in all areas of maths (tables, calendars, square numbers and so on). Use the â€˜100â€™ squares below to find the next three numbers in each series. First of all, colour in the squares of the given numbers. Then follow the pattern to colour in the next three numbers in the series. Write these numbers in the answer boxes. Use different colours for each series. Example:
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Number Systems
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Index Notation – Calculator Work
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This exercise will give you practice on your calculator. Work out the sums, then turn the calculator upside down and read the word in the display window. If there is no word, do your calculation again. Work out the brackets first.
Calculation (5 x 102) + 141
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You’ll need to know your Roman numerals too! PrimEd Publishing
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Codes and Sequences
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Find out the three missing numbers in each sequence below. Then use the code wheel to find out which letter each number represents. If you have completed the sequence correctly your answer should spell a word. Good hunting! Example: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 (L, O, W)
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Codes & Ciphers
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Sports Probability
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Below is a Saturday sport fixture list. Complete the lines as shown in the first example.
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Carroll Diagrams
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How many males on camp? How many at the camp altogether?
How many people in the class? How many females play tennis?
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What Is My Number? 1.
Terms Used
My number has four digits. (a) My first digit is a square number. (b) My first digit + my fourth digit = 15 (c) My fourth digit is a triangular number. (d) My second digit is 1/2 of my third digit. (e) My third digit is a different square number from the first digit.
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How Many?
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Complete each stage of each problem below. You may use your calculator!
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Maths Terms Crossword 1
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Decades and Centuries
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1. How many decades are there between Australian Norman Brooks winning the Men’s Tennis Singles title at Wimbledon and John Newcombe’s first Wimbledon Singles title?
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2. How many centuries are there between the signing of the Magna Carta by King John of England and the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo?
3. How many decades are there from Orville Wright’s first powered flight in a plane to the first ascent of Mount Everest by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary?
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6. How many centuries are there between the Great Fire of London and the change to decimal currency in Australia?
You will need to use an encyclopaedia! PrimEd Publishing
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Polygons
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Map Reading
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Hi, Pi!
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Line Segments
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A line segment is a set of points with two end points.
With one point we can draw no line segments.
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End point A
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With two points we can draw one line segment.
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C With three points we can draw three line segments.
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With four points we can draw six line segments.
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Coordinates are used on maps and in our road directories to locate places by using ordered pairs of numbers as a reference.
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Sometimes grids are a combination of cardinal points (compass directions) and ordered pairs. For example, the location of the capital city on the map on the right is (4W, 1N).
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Rigid Shapes Card
S Make an equilateral triangle out of three equal strips of thick card. Push the triangle in the direction of the arrow. You will find it will not move because a triangle is a rigid (= strong) shape.
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Polygon Patterns
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A polygon is a twodimensional shape made up of three or more straight line segments. Select and mark a point P on a vertex (corner) on each polygon shown. Then draw each polygonâ€™s diagonals from P. Some of the polygons are regular shapes (all sides and angles are congruent) and some are irregular. Now fill in the table. Remember! One of the vertices (corners) will be point P. Some have been done for you.
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Tessellations
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Shapes which tessellate are shapes which fit together in a pattern without gaps between. Some floor tiles tessellate. The word comes from tesserae (singular: tessera), the name given to small tiling blocks used by the Romans.
Colour in the shapes on the right which you think will tessellate. You may have to test
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Shapes are cut out of a basic tessellating shape and stuck on the opposite side from where they are cut.
The new shape is then used as a template on different coloured paper and then the cutout shapes are fitted together.
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A prism with six congruent square faces.
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A 2dimensional shape with seven sides and seven angles.
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A type of triangle with two congruent sides.
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A simple closed curve similar to an oval shape.
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A 2dimensional shape with four sides.
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A type of triangle with no congruent sides or angles.
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Answers P1. Operations – Calculator Work 1. lob 2. gill 3. 4. sleigh 5. log 6. 7. loss 8. shoe 9. 10. bill 11. hobble 12. 13. lobe 14. lie 15.
9. 8, 14, 9 (how) 10. 6, 5, 4 (bed)
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P8. Codes and Ciphers First message: I am good at deciphering any code you give me.
P2. Number Patterns (1) Answers will vary.
Second message: Sixty tanks will attack from the north at noon.
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P6. Index Notation – Calculator Work 1. his 2. hole 3. beg 4. bee 5. shell 6. ebb 7. bliss 8. soil 9. hoe 10. gloss 11. oil 12. boil 13. ogle 14. bile 15. hobbies
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In an adult class:
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P11. What is my Number? 1. 9246 2. 5462 3. 8342 4. 3019
P7. Codes and Sequences 1. 12, 2, 15 (pat) 2. 6, 5, 5 (bee) 3. 11, 16, 22 (sly) 4. 16, 20, 24 (low) 5. 15, 10, 12 (top) 6. 8, 7, 4 (hid) 7. 12, 10, 15 (pot) 8. 9, 5, 6 (web) PrimEd Publishing
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Customers Shop Assistants
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Babylonians 1. 72 2. 30 Mayan 1. 17
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P9. Sports Probability 1. Probability of forecasting 5 correct wins = –12 x –12 x –12 x –12 x –12 = 32 –1 2. Probability of forecasting 8 correct wins 1 =— 256 No, because it’s a chance process.
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P3. Number Patterns (2) 289, 361, 441, 529, 625, 729, 841. The boxed numbers are square numbers.
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(continued) P18. Hi, Pi! The circumference is approximately 3 times the diameter. This means the diameter is approximately –13 of the circumference.
P12. How Many? 1. 37 m x 100 = 3 700 cm x 10 = 37 000 mm 2. 6 yrs x 365 = 2 190 days x 24 = 52 560 hours 3. 190 km x 1 000 = 190 000 m x 100 = 19 000 000 cm 4. 1 kL x 1 000 = 1 000 L x 1 000 = 1 000 000 mL 5. 52 yrs x 52 = 2 704 weeks x 7 = 18 928 days
P19. Area 1. 64 cm2 2. 81 m2 3. 180 cm2 4. 42 cm2 5. 112 m2 6. 200 m2 7. 66 cm2
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P20. Line Segments Missing parts of the table are: 10 pentagon 15 hexagon 21 heptagon 28 octagon 36 45 55 66
P13. Maths Terms Crossword 2
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P25. Shapes & Solids Sleuth 1. cube 2. 3. isosceles 4. 5. quadrilateral 6. 7. tetrahedron 8. 9. equilateral 10. 11. scalene 12. 13. sphere 14. 15. prism
P17. Graphs 1. Shadows grow shorter up to noon and longer after noon. 2. The sun’s position in the sky affects the lengths of shadows. Discussion point Average length of shadows would be longer in winter as sun has a lower trajectory across the sky. PrimEd Publishing
P22. Rigid Shapes The strut in the rectangle makes it rigid because it divides the rectangle into two strong triangles. The numbers in columns 3 and 4 follow consecutively. P23. Polygon Patterns Columns 2, 3, 4 increase consecutively. Column 5 goes up in 3’s. Children work out the last three shapes in the table by following the number patterns down the columns.
P15. Polygons No answers required. P16. Map Reading 1. B 2. 3. H & Z 4. 5. 200 k 6. 7. B 8. 9. 2000 km 10.
3. 7E, 5N 4. 5W, 3S 7. 6E, 1S 8. 3W, 6N
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