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activities for students aged 8 to 10 years.

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Written by Greg Mitchell. Illustrated by Terry Allen. © Ready-Ed Publications - 2001

Published by Ready-Ed Publications P.O. Box 276 Greenwood WA 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for noncommercial educational purposes. However this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution. ISBN 1 87526 883 9


Teachers` Notes Mad Maths 2 Background

Mad Maths is a problem solving based set of maths activities for primary students. The basic aim of the series is to cloak the cognitive processes involved in problem solving in an attractive, enjoyable exterior. The activities are often fun ... mad even, but the basic underlying principles are sound.

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Ordering these activities according to difficulty is extremely hard to do because student readiness for problem solving relies greatly upon their previous experiences and how the material is presented in the classroom. Similarly, it is hard to classify these books according to year level. Basically, Book 1 is framed for junior primary, Book 2 for middle primary and Book 3 for upper primary. These levels are not prescriptive, thus materials should be selected to suit the student, group or class. The aim of Mad Maths is to develop problem solving skills rather than other, more mechanical number skills. Any aid which assists in getting the problem solved is to be encouraged as the process is much more worthwhile than the answer in this case. Calculators, blocks, counters, squared paper, pieces of paper to draw on and indeed anything that helps the process of problem solving should be encouraged and made available.

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Each Mad Maths page has three parts to it: 1. The P roblem Problem Read through the problem with the student, group or class you are using it with. Whilst reading for meaning is a very important skill, major emphasis here is problem solving skills, not reading. So, ensure that all students understand and are fully aware of the problem presented. Discuss the problem before progressing to the questions, perhaps developing your own questions before moving on.

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2. The Questions Ensure that all the students understand the question and its context before they tackle the answer. The benefits flow from the process not the answer. In fact many students will have difficulty in framing a form of attacking the problem. Discussing the questions helps overcome this. Independence will develop with experience.

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3. Madness ... The Extension The final task adds a further fun dimension to those on the page. These activities may not be totally maths orientated but they lend an enjoyable end to a maths session. The ‘Madness’ boxes are intended to be optional.

Assessment

In assessing these activities it is essential to consider more than just the answers. “Did the student understand the problem?” is probably the most important question to be asked and evaluated. Questions about computational accuracy are of secondary importance ... but important nevertheless. Do not forget to evaluate your own presentation of the material ... using materials such as this as ‘busy work’ may indeed cause more work than was intended. The curriculum references and outcome statements on page 3 are linked to the document: “Mathematics - a curriculum profile for Australian schools”. Published by Curriculum Corporation (© 1994) 141 Rathdowne St. Carlton, Vic, 3053 Page 2

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4 5 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving situations involving money. 6 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving situations involving money. 7 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving situations involving money. 8 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving word problems. 9 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Calculates word problems involving money and time. 10 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Solves word problems involving whole numbers and money. 11 Number: Count and Order 3.11: Calculates and orders amounts using whole numbers and money. 12 Number: Applying Nos 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving situations involving money. 13 Measurement: Time 3.21: Interprets information in simple tables involving schedules and units of time. 14 Number: Number Patterns 3.12: Identifies number patterns and codes using a grid. 15 Space: 3.8: Uses directional language to locate given points on a grid. 16 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving word problems using whole numbers. 17 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving word problems using whole numbers. 18 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Selects appropriate methods of division and multiplication to solve word problems. 19 Measurement: Time 3.21: Solves word problems involving estimating and measuring time. 20 Measurement: Measuring 3.19: Uses numerical units to compare and calculate the height of a set of objects. 21 Measurement: Measuring 3.18: Compares and calculates area of 2D shapes using standard units. 22 Space (3.10) and Number: Number Patterns 3.12: Identifies patterns and order using shapes and whole numbers. 23 Working Mathematically 3.3: Uses a range of problem solving strategies incl. using diagrams and exploring patterns. 24 Working Mathematically 3.3: Extracts information from a story to solve a word problem. 25 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving word problems using whole numbers. 26 Chance and Data: Interpreting Data 3.27: Interprets data represented as a bar graph. 27 Chance and Data: Organising Data 3.25: Interprets and represents data using Venn diagrams. 28 Number: Applying Numbers 3.14: Calculates word problems involving whole numbers and time. 29 Measurement: Measuring 3.19: Uses standard units to compare and calculate the weight and volume of objects. 30 Chance and Data: Collecting Data 3.24: Gathers data from a story and use a simple graph to record information. 31 Number: Mental Computation 3.15: Estimates and rounds whole numbers and decimals. 32 Number: Applying Nos 3.14: Makes appropriate choice of operation for solving word problems using whole numbers. 33 Space: 3.8: Explores paths and directions using a simple network. 34 Number: Written Computation 3.16: Solves word problems using multiplication and division of whole numbers. 35 Number: Written Computation 3.16: Solves word problems using multiplication and division of whole numbers. 36 Space: 3.9: Visualises and represents spatial features and the order of a set of objects. 37 Chance and Data: Collecting Data 3.24: Gathers data from a story and uses a simple graph to record information. 38 Chance and Data: Interpreting Data 3.27: Reads and compares data from a table. 39 Chance and Data: Interpreting Data 3.27: Reads and compares data from a table. 40 Chance and Data: Interpreting Data 3.27: Reads and compares data from a table. 41 Measurement: Time 3.21: Measures time and duration using a calendar. 42 Number: Mental Computation 3.15: Calculates simple addition and multiplication word problems. 43 Number: Equations 3.13: Uses specified numbers to satisfy numerical constraints.

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In the chuck-the-ball game you have to try and score exactly 34 by knocking off the hats of the mad monsters.

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When they were asked why they wore these silly hats on their heads the monsters said that when they put them on their feet they kept falling over.

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1. What is the least number of throws with which you can score 34? __________ 2. What is the most number of throws with which you can score 34? _________

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4. With which numbers can you score exactly 34? (Under 10.) ______________ 5.

What would be the most? _______________

6. Would the game work if you doubled the scores on the hats but kept the score at 34? _______________

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When the seeds of the zib zub tree fall on, or are thrown at Hairy Mountain Monster they stick to his hair. Little Mountain Monster likes to see how high he can score by throwing the zib zub seeds at his big brother.

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He can’t figure out what the highest score could be if he could throw four seeds at Hairy Mountain and land only two seeds on any one number. The only trouble is getting the seeds off afterwards. They pull out most of Hairy Mountain’s hair and people start calling him Bald Mountain.

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6. What is the lowest score that could be made with six seeds? ______________ What is the difference between highest and lowest? _______________

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Nancy Neon made three really bright, fancy lights in numbers before she ran out of light globes. She decided to sell them so that she could buy some more globes and make some more.

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“I’ll be delighted if I can sell them all at once,” she said.

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6. If each light cost $12 to make how much would Nancy have to sell the three numbers for so she could make ten new numbers? _______________

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Worksheet 4 Mr Grouch has sixteen people working for him in his fancy T-shirt factory.

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Sometimes Mr Grouch can’t hear the sewing machines for the sound of gulping.

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Every morning he buys them four dozen cupcakes for morning tea and every morning all the cupcakes are eaten.

“I wish they wouldn’t eat their cups with the cakes as well,” he sighs.

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6. It cost Mr Grouch $4.90 to make each T-shirt but he adds the cost of one cupcake to each T-shirt.

How much does he charge per T-shirt? _______________

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Flowerpetal was 9 years old and she got lots of presents from lots of people. Some people gave her money. She received $6 from Aunty Roseyface, $5 from Uncle Thornapple, $8 from Cousin Stinkweed and $5 from Petunia, the girl next door.

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She loves tiny teddy bears and found an advert for Cecil’s Tiny Teddies offering one free bear with every four bought for $6 each.

She thinks she will spend all her money on bears. She just can’t bear to be without them.

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4. How many bears can Flowerpetal buy? _______________ 5. 6.

What was the difference? _______________ What was the average? _______________

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Make a list of what you’d like for your birthday. Be greedy! Page 8

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The Rotten Rats School fundraising stall has lots of great things to make you fat and put holes in your teeth.

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Rabbit had a $1 coin and wanted to spend it all. Squirrel had $1.50 and wanted to spend all of hers too.

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Possum on the other hand, had a piece of cake and some cordial and spent only half of her money. Koala had three toffees and stuck her teeth together for six hours.

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6. How much change would Rabbit get from three jam doughnuts?

7. What could Squirrel spend the rest of her money on (to come out to $1.50) if she bought a jam doughnut and a cordial? __________________ _______________________________________________________________

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Name: Blossom Sweety got a job in the Sugarysweet Doughnut factory squirting the jam into jam doughnuts.

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She likes her job which is just as well because she doesn’t get paid much.

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She gets $5 for each weekday she works and $7 for each weekend plus all the doughnuts she can eat.

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Blossom’s boss, Mr Sugarysweet, says that if she keeps working the way she is she will be getting a promotion to eating the holes out of the plain doughnuts.

1. How much would Blossom earn in a normal seven day week if she worked

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5. If Blossom jammed 10 doughnuts on Monday, 20 on Tuesday, 40 on Wednesday, how many could she jam on a Sunday at this rate?

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Worksheet 8 Prices

ENTR Y ENTRY Family Adult Child

$15 $ 6 $ 4

SHOWBAGS False Teeth Bag $ 2 Snail/Worm Bag $ 2.50 Yuk Bag $ 2

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RIDES Scare Ya Ride $ 3 Ferrets Wheel $ 3.50 Smashem Cars $ 3

Janey Painy Monster went to the Mad Royal Show with her three little brothers. They had their own money for rides and showbags and Janey bought them all scareyfloss and a hotdog for lunch. The dog ran away though.

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6. If you went on every ride and bought every showbag how much would you spend? _______________

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Worksheet 9 MAD MA THS MENU FOR MONSTERS MATHS

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Snail ............... $2.20 Worm.............. $2.00

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I scream ............... $2.00 Chocolate Mouse .. $2.00 Apple pie & tomato sauce ................... $2.50

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Coughee .............. $1.50

MAIN COURSE

Worm spaghetti and snails ... $5.00 Fish and Slips ...................... $4.50 Mixed stuff with noodles ....... $4.70 Grilled snake and chips ........ $5.20 Pizza (your choice) ............... $4.20 Yuk Burger........................... $3.90

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5. What would a meal of burnt squid, pizza, chocolate mouse and coughee 6.

7. Which group of meal parts is on average the cheapest? __________________ Which is the most expensive? __________________ (i.e. Main Courses, Desserts, etc.)

8. Which meal part has the greatest range of prices in it? __________________

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Stinky Monster likes to advertise once a week in his local paper. It costs $9.50 a week to advertise on weekdays and twice as much in the weekend paper.

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“I like to advertise,” said Stinky. “It makes me famous. Last year I was on the TV but I fell off and hurt my head.”

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3. How much have the cow’s wool jumpers been reduced by? ______________ 4. 5.

6. How much would it cost for Stinky to advertise for the month of February if he advertised once a week on weekdays?_______________

7. How much would it cost to advertise on Saturday? _______________

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Worksheet 11

THE MAD SCHOOL’S CONCERT PROGRAMME 7.00 7.25 7.45 8.05

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Welcome the principal Mr Justcrazy. Year 1 Item - Nursery rhymes - Sing-a-Song of $1.45; Ring a Ring a Ratbag. Year 2 Item - Dance - The Cockroach Stomp & The Durham Squeal. Year 3 & 4 Item - Songs From Long Ago - Rock Around The Sundial. Class Presentations - Merit Certificates. Year 5 & 6 Item - Modern Dance Jazz Routine - Dancin’ the Dinosaur. Year 7 Item - Very Serious - “When I become Prime Monster ...” Presentation to leaving year 7’s. Gifts to year 7’s explode. Pie fight and close.

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At the end of the school year the Mad School always has a concert. Everyone has a great time especially the teachers who know they’ll never have to teach the same class again.

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4. What is the longest item in the concert? _____________________________ 5. 6.

7. Which items added together would take up exactly an hour? ___________ _______________________________________________________________

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On the floor of the spooky old house amongst the cockroaches and spiders there was a strange shape. The explorers needed to shine the torches on it to get an idea of what it was. They could only just make out a grid reference chart and a coded message written in dust on the floor.

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They seemed to hear the sound of ragged breathing. “How do you make a monster’s eyes light up?” came a voice from under the grid. “Shine a torch in her eyes,” came the answer.

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Draw it on the back of this sheet.

7. Write ‘Please help me’ using the grid. _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________

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Haunted House

Maddy Monster left this message for her friends to tell them where she had gone.

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Her friends were not too smart but figured out it had something to do with directions.

“What’s up?” asked one of them. “The sky,” said another. “Well, if we go left it will be East,” said one. “Right,” said another. “No ... left!” “Look,” said another finally, “I leave the West up to you.”

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Gurgle, Guffaw, Snigger and Smirk like to play each other on the computer game ‘Cheat-A-Bit’.

Each Friday they have a competition where they all play one game against each other. They score 2 for a win and one for a loss.

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7. If Gurgle scored a total of 12,000 points and the other three scored only

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At the second hand foot shop they will swap you four new old shoes for five of your old shoes.

Sid Centipede had 35 old shoes and he thought he might get a kick out of swapping his shoes over except he could not figure out how many shoes he would get back. So he put his best foot forward (his eleventh) and went to see his stepsister. She put her best foot forward (her second) and figured out the ‘toe tal’ (total).

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6. If every fifth shoe of Sid’s was red how many red shoes would he have? _______________

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One Monday night Agapanthus Blackthumb was in her garden ripping out the flowers so the weeds could grow.

Smiley Chops Nextdoorneighbour was also out ripping out his flowers. They got talking about (and eating) flowers. Agapanthus, it seemed, ripped out flowers every five days but Smiley ripped his out every eight days.

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“Do you know that you have eyes like petals?” laughed Smiley as he gazed into Agapanthus’s eyes. “Bicycle petals (pedals).” Agapanthus blinked and said, “Yes, but your ears are like flowers - cauliflowers!”

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5. Agapanthus hired a gardener every five days to pull out the flowers. She paid him $5 each time.

How much would she have to pay out over five weeks? ________________

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Worksheet 18 Lady Poppysweet Kissyface is rescuing her knight, Sir Cecil the Stupid, from the castle where he has been imprisoned by Sir Wally the Wimp.

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“This could be the darkest knight I’ve ever met,” sighed Poppysweet Kissyface as she went back to the store pit for more blocks.

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Poppy has used six stone blocks to go up three steps. By counting the blocks Sir Cecil says she will need to build it up to 9 steps high.

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3. How many blocks will she need to make it seven high? _______________ 4. 5. 6.

_______________________________________________________________ What is the pattern that the blocks increase by? _______________

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Name: SQUARELY

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Cuboids are strange, square aliens from the asteriod Cubey House. They are flat and squarish. You can tell how old a cuboid is in years by its perimeter, but their importance is judged by their areas. The bigger the area the more important the cuboid. The cuboids that come in letter shapes are said to be the most intelligent. They often get to make up sentences. “OICURMT,” they will say to starving students.

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3. Who is the most important cuboid? _________________________________ 4. 5.

6. On the squared paper draw five shapes that are the same age. 7. Draw five shapes that are as important as each other.

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Anita Fashion Plate is no square. She likes to design her own lovely clothes. In her latest collection she has designed a lovely piece of material which is made up of triangles and rectangles only. There are 18 shapes altogether and they have 64 sides between them.

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Anita has a range of clothes which include tops, bloomers and hats. They come in pink, green or orange. They are so lovely that when she walks down the street dogs bark and cats run away.

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Worksheet 21 Mad Mitch the house painter went to paint Charlie Gurgle’s house. Charlie is colour blind and doesn’t care what colour his house is painted.

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Mad Mitch had the following colours to choose from. They were red, blue, yellow, orange, green and cream.

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“Just use any three colours you’ve got enough of,” said Charlie.

“Just make it bright,” said Charlie.

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1. What are the colours that Mad Mitch had to choose from? _____________ _______________________________________________________________

2. If Mad Mitch used two colours on Charlie’s house how many combinations

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4. If Mad Mitch used all the colours on the house and charged $150 a colour how much would it cost Charlie? _______________

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Worksheet 22

Fred Smith, Fang Smith and Fuddle Smith each live in the same block of flats.

When the new postwoman called to deliver the mail and asked Mr Sillybilly Smith who lives where, Sillybilly gave her three clues. One is a teacher, one is a clown and one is an onion peeler. Fred lives in the middle and when Fang goes away his canary is fed by the onion peeler. The clown knocks on Fuddle’s roof when he plays his bongo music too loud.

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3. Where does Fang live? _________________________ What does Fang do for a living? _________________

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Hairy High School play the Bald School at rugby. The Hairys beat the Baldies 21 to 16. In this rugby game you score: 3 points for a try,

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2 extra points for a converted try, 2 points for a drop goal,

3 points for a penalty goal.

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After the game the captain of Hairys said that winning had been a close shave but his team had won by a hair’s breadth.

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3. How many different ways could the Baldies score 16 points? (Write 5.) 4.

5. If the Baldies scored a try, a penalty and a drop goal, what would be their score? _______________

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Worksheet 24 Mr Muck’s monster class was asked to vote on their favourite animals.

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Some of the monsters wanted to include dinosaurs. “They’re extinct,” said Mr Muck.

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1. What was the most favoured animal? _______________________________ 2. 3. 4.

What is the difference? _______________

5. Organise a list of the favourite animals in your class.

Create a graph like Mr Muck’s on the back of this sheet.

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Name: Professor Gus R. Egghead ran a research programme on Joe Rotten’s Rotten Restaurant. He found that of thirty people who ate at the restaurant 13 people got flies in their soup whilst twelve got cockroaches. Some people even got both.

Worksheet 25 ROTTEN RESTAURANT Flies

Cockroaches

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“Waiter!” He said. “There is a cockroach in my soup!” “Shhh,” said the waiter. “Everyone in the restaurant will want at least one too!”

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5. If everyone in the restaurant had to pay 10 cents extra for a fly and 20 cents for a cockroach, how much extra would the restaurant be paid?

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Mad Max delivers 42 papers every weekday morning and 36 papers every night.

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He is paid 3 cents a paper. He gets a dollar a week bonus if he is on time. Max likes delivering papers except when dogs chase after him. Last week he bit five of them.

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2. How much would Max earn each morning? _______________ 3. 4. 5.

6. How much would Max earn in a year if he was on time every week, never missed a day but took two weeks holiday at Christmas? _______________

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Fergus Monster loves Monster Flakes for breakfast.

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He likes them so much that he has four equal serves with his flavoured milk every morning. Each serve weighs 35 grams so he goes through a box of breakfast cereal fairly quickly. Fergus likes to read the silly cereal jokes on his Monster Flakes - like this one: “What cereal do cats like?” Mice Bubbles!

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3. If the box of Monster Flakes contains 420 grams, how many days does it

. ttakes 40 ml of flavoured milk, how much milk does o If each bowl e Fergus c . ch e use on breakfast each day? _______________ r e o t r s r u How much milk would Ferguss use inp ae week? _______________ take Fergus to eat a box of cereal? _______________

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5. If each box of Monster Flakes costs $3, how long would it take Fergus to eat $12 worth of flakes? _______________

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Worksheet 28 Big Baz was BIG! He had big arms, big legs, big feet, big belly, big fingers and a big head.

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On the first week of his diet Baz lost 18 kgs and then 15 kgs during the next week. The week after that he lost 12 kgs.

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He went to see Dr Diet who put him on a diet. Big Baz only ate diet burgers and drank diet drinks.

“I think I’ll change my name to Baby Baz,” said Baz.

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1. How much weight did Baz lose in the first week? _______________

2. How much Baz lose in the second week? _______________ ©weight Redid ad yEdPubl i cat i ons

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How much less than the first week was this? _______________

3. If Baz continues at the same rate then how long will it take before he stops losing weight? _______________

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Name: Here is a list of ten monsters in Ms Muddy’s class. 1. Justout

63.5 kgs

2. Jasoff

39 kgs

3. Bait

67 kgs

4. Bigso

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6. Splodge

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7. Melblister

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9. Petalrose

55 kgs

10. Stinky

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When everyone asked why Bigso was so big he said it was his special seafood diet. “But seafood isn’t fattening,” said Ms Muddy. “Not seafood, see food,” said Bigso. “I see food and I eat it!”

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6. Which three monsters would weigh more than the rest? Put their names and totals here.

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© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons The recycling ratbags are trying to collect 10 000 aluminium cans. They go f o r ev ew pur posesonl y• to all • sorts ofr places toi get them.

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4. At what rate per week will they have to collect them? _______________ 5. If they get three cents a can how much have they earned already? _______________

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Name: George’s Messy Place

Fright School

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Spooky’s House Slop’s Puddle

Horrible’s Hamburgers

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Spooky Monster goes to Fright School. He could go home from school in lots of different ways but he can’t figure out how many different ways there are. At Horrible Hamburgers he likes to eat snailburger, slugburger or wormburger with either tomato sauce, mustard or custard but his favourite meal is spookghetti or fright rice.

Questions

1. How many different ways can Spooky come home from school? (Write 5.)

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2. What is the shortest way home? ___________________________________

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4. Which places are only one place away from George’s Messy Place?

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When they got back to Homesville Jimbo drove so that he crashed into a fence. “What did you do that for?” asked Mabel. “Because you said that roller blading was driving you up the wall.”

Questions

1. How far did they travel in two days? _______________

2. How far was the journey? _______________

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Jimbo and Mabel decide to go on a roller driving holiday to see their friends. On the first day they travelled 95 km to Smilesville to see their friend Happy Smith. On the next day they travelled 80 km to Sadsville to see their friend Sad Smith. Then they travelled home to Homesville which is 75 km away. With Mabel holding on to the car all the way Jimbo uses 1 litre of petrol every 5 kms.

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6. How many litres did Jimbo use over all? _______________ 7. 8.

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9. On the back of this sheet draw a map of their journey.

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Jenny Zipalong found a new jet engine to put on to her old plane. It makes her go four times as fast as she went before.

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5. How fast (per hour) does Jenny have to travel to get to Slimesville on time? _______________

6. What is Jenny’s average speed for the whole journey? _______________

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Name: Zap Zoom went to park her rocket in the Rocket Rack at the Zoomer Market. She was about to pull into the middle when a pushy alien from Saturn zoomed in front of her. So she had to find a place to park two spaces to the left.

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She counted ten rockets next to hers on the way into the Zoomer Market.

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“Knock, knock!” yelled the Zoomer Market comedian when Zap Zoom went in. “Who’s there?” “Nail!” “Nail who?” asked Zap Zoom. “Nailien took your Rocket Rack place!”

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1. How many places were there in the Rocket Rack? _______________

2. How many rockets would be on the other side of the Rocket Rack from

© ReadyEdPubl i cat i ons • f or r e vi e pos esonl y• In the space below draw aw plan p of u ther Rocket Rack. where Zap Zoom landed? _______________

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The Lunaloco travels to the moon from Earth. Along the way it stops off at space stations and asteroids picking up moon travellers. The Lunaloco carries 91 people when fully loaded.

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“Do you know how to put a baby alien to sleep?” asked Captain Loco one night to her alien co-pilot. “Sure,” said the co-pilot, “You rocket (it)!” Which is a joke that only an alien could laugh at.

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It picks up one person at its first stop, Zap Asteriod, two at its second stop, Do Drop In Space Station, three at its third stop, Emoh Ruo Space Station and so on until it is full.

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Worksheet 36 FREDA

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FRED 7.25 m

y Egg Throw

y Hop, Step, Flop 6.53 m y Squashing Snails 22.48 sec y Throwing Your Friend 7.9 m y 100 m Crawl 100.63 sec y Quickest to Fall Asleep 1.34 sec y 100 m Dash 55 sec

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Fred and Freda competed against each other at the Mad Sports Day. Fred won the hop, step and flop when a bee stung him on the end of his nose and Freda won the 100 metre dash in world record time when she saw a snake on the ground near the start line.

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The following table shows the number of pies that the famous monster, Fang Belch, ate on his overseas tours. Year

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Fang Belch’s career ended in 1953 after a valiant attempt to beat his own world record. He started at 12.00 and ate on through the afternoon. He failed by one pie at 7.00 when he passed out. “That’s strange,” said his trainer. “He beat the record easily at training this morning.”

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The following list shows the dates of early performers in Monster Music’s Greatest Hits. Date 1926 1940 1944

Song Rip Shirt Rag Top Hat, White Tie & Thongs I Dream of A White Fishnet Stomp That Boogie Johnny B. Bad Clock Around the Rock

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Barry Bliste Kylie Bingoe U Can Spell 2

You Ain’t Nothing But A Round Dog Wock and Wol Loexplosion Splodge

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Crazy Calendars

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Miss Mad is teaching her class about Monster Time. The only trouble is she’s forgotten what day it is herself!

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Miss Mad’s class was going on a picnic to the swamp. So they all walked down to the Monster Market to buy all the things they needed.

Before they went they found out the price of all the items.

They found a nice swamp to picnic in and were just eating their apples when Scarey Rotten Monster called out.

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Activity 1 P age 4 Page 1. 6 shots (9,9,6,6,2,2); 2. 17; 3. No; 4. 1,2; 5. 7 (9,9,9,9,6,6,2), 25; 6. yes Activity 2 P age 5 Page 1. 38; 2. 12; 3. 4,4,6,2; 4. 5,5,10,8 / 8,8,2,10 / 9,9, 2,8 / 4,4,10,10 / 7,8,5,8,9,7,6,6 / 10,10,2,6,6,4,10, 8, etc. 5. 54 (10,10,9,9,8,8); 6. 22 (2,2,4,4,5,5), 32 Activity 3 P age 6 Page 1. 5,3,7; 2. $75; 3. $30; 4. $13; 5. 6, 357,375, 753, 735, 537, 573; 6. $120 or $40 each Activity 4 P age 7 Page 1. 16; 2. 4 dozen or 48 cakes; 3. 3; 4. 128; 5. $16.80, $84.00; 6. $5.25 Activity 5 P age 8 Page 1. $24.00; 2. $6 each; 3. buy 4; 4. 4 + a free one; 5. 16 + 4 free ones; 6. $8, $5, $3, $6 ave. Activity 6 P age 9 Page 1. 10; 2. 10; 3. $1; 4. 30c; 5. 2 hours; 6. 10c, 60c; 7. 85c - 7 toffees + 1 cake, 4 toffees + 3 cakes, 1 toffee + 5 cakes Activity 7 P age 10 Page 1. $39; 2. $25; 3. 20 days, 19 days ($103); 4. $6, $42, yes; 5. 640 Activity 8 P age 11 Page 1. Family; 2. $3, $12; 3. Scare Ya & Smashem cars 4. Snail/Worm bag; 5. 50c; 6. $16 Activity 9 P age 12 Page 1. grilled snake & chips; 2. squash & lemon mash; 3. $4.20; 4. $1.30 range; 5. $9.70; 6. $14; 7. drinks; main; 8. entrees ($2.20) age 13 Activity 10 P Page 1. $598; 2. $5, $10; 3. $20.50 to $6; 4. $234; 5. $392; 6. $38; 7. $19 Activity 11 P age 14 Page 1. 2 hrs 20 min; 2. year 7 item; 3. pie fight + close 4. Principal’s welcome; 5. class presentations; 6. class items; 7. any 3 class items or 1 class item + Principal’s welcome + class presentation + presentations + gifts explode Activity 12 P age 15 Page 1. Please get this grid off me; 2. b; 3. 25; 4. q; 5. 36 (or 49); 6. 2 x 13 or 1 x 26; 7. (C,6) (A,1) (E,2) (A,6) (A,3) (E,2) (E,5) (E,2) (A,1) (C,6) (C,1) (E,2) Activity 13 P age 16 Page 1. the pool; 2. south; 3. west; 4. east; 5. north east; 6. EEEEEEENNNNNNN; 7. WWWNNNNNNNEEEEEEE Activity 14 P age 17 Page 1. 4; 2. 3; 3. 6; 4. $1.20; 5. 6 pts; 6. 4 pts; 7. 2000 pts Activity 15 P age 18 Page 1. 35; 2. 4 for 5; 3. 28 shoes 14 pairs; 4. 7 shoes; 5. $26.25; 6. 7 Activity 16 P age 19 Page 1. 2; 2. 2; 3. 6; 4. 90c, $2.70; 5. 16, $7.20; 6. & 7. Answers will vary. Activity 17 P age 20 Page 1. every five days; 2. every 8 days; 3. 6 times; 4. in 40 more days; 5. $35 Activity 18 P age 21 Page 1. 6; 2. 15; 3. 28; 4. 45; 5. $450; 6. 1,3,6,10,15, 21, 28,36,45,55,66, goes up by counting numbers Activity 19 P age 22 Page 1. Eff-18, Ell-15, CC-20, Lennie-8, Squ-12; 2. Eff-12, Ell-12, CC-12, Lennie-3, Squ-9; 3. Effie, Ellie, CC; 4. Lennie; 5. 12; 6. & 7. Teacher to check.

Activity 20 P age 23 Page 1. 8 triangles, 10 rectangles; 2. 27 possible combinations 3. 10 triangles, 10 rectangles; 4. red square, blue triangle, red circle, blue circle, red triangle; 5. $64.50 Activity 21 P age 24 Page 1. red, blue, yellow, orange, green and cream; 2.15, rb,by,yo,og,gc,ry,bo,yg,oc,ro,bg,yc,rg,bc, rc; 3. $1000; 4. $900 Activity 22 P age 25 Page 1. Fred; 2. ground floor, Fred; 3. top floor, teacher; 4. Fuddle; 5. Fuddle; 6. Fa,Fr,Fu/Fa,Fu,Fr/Fr,Fa,Fu/ Fr,Fu,Fa/Fu,Fa,Fr/Fu,Fr,Fa; 7. $45 Activity 23 P age 26 Page 1. Hairys by 5; 2. & 3. Teacher to check; 4. 3 drop goals/2 penalties/2 trys/1 try + 1 penalty; 5. 8 points Activity 24 P age 27 Page 1. teddy bears; 2. worms; 3. pupils; 4. crocodiles, 4 Activity 25 P age 28 Page 1. 30; 2. 18; 3. 17; 4. 5; 5. $5.20; 6. Teacher to check Activity 26 P age 29 Page 1. 390 papers; 2. $1.26; 3. $1.08; 4. $7.02; 5. $11.70 + $1; 6. $635 Activity 27 P age 30 Page 1. 35g; 2. 4 serves, 140g; 3. 3 days; 4. 160ml, 1120ml; 5. 12 days Activity 28 P age 31 Page 1. 18kgs; 2. 15kg, 3kg; 3. 7 weeks; 4. 63kg; 5. 9,6,3, 0,54,60,63,63; 6. 137kg Activity 29 P age 32 Page 1. Teacher to check; 2. Bigso; 3. Skinny Minny; 4. 70kg; 5a. 170kg; b. 150kg; c. 210kg - last; 6. Bigso 92kg; Burb 79kg; Stinky or Bait 67kg Activity 30 P age 33 Page 1. 792; 2. 3 246; 3. 3 600; 4. 1 200; 5. $192 Activity 31 P age 34 Page 1. Teacher to check; 2. through Slop’s Puddle; 3. from Fright School, to Slop’s; to Haunted House, to Pete’s, to Horrible’s to home; 4. Spooks, school, Slop’s; 5a. 2km; b. 3km; c. 3km Activity 32 P age 35 Page 1. 175km; 2. 250km; 3. first day; 4. 1L; 5a. 19L; b. 16L; c. 15L; 6. 50L; 7. 16; 8. 5 hours; 9. Teacher to check. Activity 33 P age 36 Page 1. 3196km; 2. 1716km; 3. 1480km; 4. 16 hours; 5. 740kph; 6. 799kph Activity 34 P age 37 Page 1. 24; 2. 14; 3. Teacher to check; 4. $9, $54 Activity 35 P age 38 Page 1. 1; 2. 2,3; 3. 3,6; 4. 13; 5. 10,15,21,28,36,45,55, 66,78,91; 6. $13 650 Activity 36 P age 39 Page 1. Fred 1.7m; 2. Freda 40 sec; 3. Freda 2.06 sec; 4. Fred 1.7m; 5. Fred 1.09; 6. 84.3 sec; 7. Fred Activity 37 P age 40 Page 1. 983, 1930, Bellyland; 2. 423; 3. Bellyland; 4. 2549; 5. 25 years; 6. Answers vary; 7. 824 Activity 38 P age 41 Page 1. Rip Shirt Rag; 2. Splodge; 3. U Can Spell 2 2001; 4. 58 years; 5. Johnny Be Bad/Clock around the Rock; 6. 27 years; 7. 10; 8. Wombats/U Can Spell 2; 9. Show teacher Activity 39 P age 42 Page 1. 33; 2. 36; 3. 5 days; 4. Monsterday; 5. Tchewsday; 6. 7; 7. Febjantober, Marmajune; 8. 394 days; 9. Teacher to check Activity 40 P age 43 Page 1. $1.60; 2. $2.40; 3. $3.80; 4. $30; 5. $4; 6. $7.50; 7. $12.95; 8. sausages; 9. $62.25

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