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of the curriculum, with activities to reinforce each problem solving method.

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Illustrated by Terry Allen. © Ready-Ed Publications - 2002. Published by Ready-Ed Publications (2002) P.O. Box 276 Greenwood W.A. 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for non-commercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution. ISBN 1 86397 463 6

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Working Mathematically (WM) 3.3: Uses Guess and Check as a problem solving strategy. WM 3.3, Meas. 3.18: Measures area, perimeter and capacity by counting uniform units and reads whole number scales. WM 3.3, Space 3.7a & b: Visualises shapes and placement in order to solve spatial problems. WM 3.3, Chance & Data (C&D): Interprets given data and makes numerical statements and estimations based on the frequency of likely outcomes. WM 3.3: Uses diagrams to organise known data in order to proble-solve. WM 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Uses diagrams to visualise spatial problems. Explores and applies the concepts of perimeter, area and length. WM 3.3, Space 3.9: Represents problems diagrammatically. Arranges 2D shapes according to geometric criteria. WM 3.3, C&D 3.23: Uses diagrams to visualise problems and organise data; test predictions, justifying their choices. WM 3.3: Makes tables of data to help solve a problem. Decides what information needs to be represented in a table. Number 3.12: Identifies number patterns in word problems; follows a rule to generate number sequences. WM 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Tabulates numerical measurements of objects to solve problems. Explores the patterns and relationships between area, length and perimeters of 3D shapes. WM 3.3, Space 3.8: Visualises and organises spatial data. Interprets data in order to problem-solve. WM 3.3, C&D: 3.26: Displays and summarises data using frequencies and measurements. WM 3.3: Makes lists of data collected in order to solve a problem. Number 3.12: Identifies and continues number patterns; selects appropriate operation to solve a number problem. WM 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Directly compares measurements of a set of 2D objects (length, area and perimeter). WM 3.3, Space 3.7a: Identifies the features of 2D and 3D objects and looks for patterns. Explores networks and paths in order to find the shortest route. WM 3.3, C&D 3.26: Displays data in a list to summarise frequencies and many-to-one correspondence. WM 3.2, WM 3.3, Number 3.12: Makes and tests conjectures based on identified number patterns. WM 3.2, WM 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Explores and applies the concepts of perimeter, area and length of 2D shapes. WM 3.2, WM 3.3, Space 3.8: Visualises, arranges and explores patterns using 2D shapes. WM 3.2, WM 3.3, Space 3.8, C&D 3.24: Collects data about 2D shapes and looks for patterns in order to solve a spatial problem. WM 3.3, Number 3.11: Works backwards, using counting and order to solve number problems. WM 3.3, Meas 3.19: Uses area, length and time measurement concepts to solve a problem. WM 3.3, Space 3.9: Visualises and arranges 2D shapes so as to meet given geometric criteria; represents 3D objects in a meaningful way so as to solve surface area problems. WM 3.3, C&D 3.27: Organises known data into a table and interprets data by working backwards to solve a problem. WM 3.2, 3.3: Uses logical reasoning as a problem solving strategy, making conjectures based on given data. WM 3.2, 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Uses prior knowledge of the concepts of time, mass and area to logically solve problems. WM 3.2, 3.3, Space 3.10: Analyses and arranges 2D shapes, using logical reasoning to solve spatial problems concerning surface area and position. WM 3.2, 3.3, C&D 3.25: Organises data to solve a particular problem. Uses logical reasoning to formulate answers. WM 3.3, Number 3.14: Applies the concept of number to a range of simple problems; finds a pattern and then applies it to more complex situations. WM 3.3, Meas. 3.19: Applies measurement concepts to a range of simple problems; finds a pattern and then applies it to more complex situations. WM 3.3, Space 3.9: Analyses spatial arrangements; applies patterns to more complex spatial arrangements. WM 3.3, C&D 3.23: Understands and measures frequencies of events based on given data. Applies knowledge to a more complex situation.

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The activities in this book refer to material from: Mathematics - a curriculum profile for Australian schools (1994) ISBN: 1 86366 213 8 This document is published by: Curriculum Corporation, St Nicholas Place, 141 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC, 3053 www .cur riculum.edu.au/catalogue/ www.cur Page 2

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Rationale Mathematical problem solving is the ability to use a variety of mathematical thinking processes and skills to interpret familiar and unfamiliar situations. Students completing mathematical problems will draw upon, and further consolidate a range of strategies, skills, known mathematical concepts and positive attitudes in order to solve the given problem. Strategies students can use include: y Guess and Check y Use a Table y Find a Pattern y Logical Reasoning

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Students indicate their understanding of the problem by choosing one or more of the above strategies and devising a plan. Appropriate skills and attitudes must be identified and used by the student to carry out the plan successfully. These skills and attitudes are important for students to develop, not only to solve the mathematical problem, but also to apply to other life situations. Appropriate skills and attitudes include:

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Students of age 10 and 11 enjoy working with their peers. When working collaboratively, students will need to verbally communicate clearly to explain their ideas and solutions to their peers. They will also develop their skills to express and listen to different ideas and views. Students will also know that working independently will give them the chance to firmly grasp the features of the problem.

Importantly, through the process of solving mathematical problems, students will need to apply and further develop their understanding of a range of mathematical concepts. The activities in this book will address the following concepts based on Student Outcome Statements: y Number y Space

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The purpose of this book is to provide 10 to 11 year old students with a range of mathematical problems, together with solutions.

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Structure The mathematical problems in this book are divided into sections according to the strategy that is required to be used to help solve the problem. At the beginning of each section there is an explanation and example of the strategy. Within each section there is at least one problem to solve from each of the curriculum strands. Concrete Materials Students at 10 and 11 years of age should be encouraged to have access to, and use, concrete materials to aid their problem solving.

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Solutions Solutions are given for each problem. There may be other solutions that are correct.

Ideas with Activities The activities in this book have been produced so that they can be used in a variety of ways. The problems are presented as worksheets, for class use, use as homework exercises or even as questions on tests. Alternatively, the activities can be photocopied onto card and completed by individual students or by groups of students at convenient times. Problems can be tackled and discussed as a whole class, although students should be given opportunities to solve problems individually as well as part of a small group. Suggestions The following suggestions may assist with the teaching of problem solving skills: 1. Have a go at completing each problem solving activity in this book yourself. You will get to know what is involved in a problem and how you may help students to find a solution. 2. Ensure opportunities for success. Success in problem solving will ensure increased student enthusiasm. 3. Give students adequate time to think about, and if necessary, discuss each problem. 4. Encourage students to clearly set out their working and clearly write and/or verbalise their conclusions. 5. The main emphasis shouldn’t be placed on the final correct solution. Instead the student’s efforts at working out the problem should be recognized and praised even if the final answer is incorrect. Page 4

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Problem Solving Strategies Students should be encouraged to follow a general problem solving procedure: 1. Read the problem carefully to understand what you are asked to find out and what information you have been given. 2. Choose a strategy and make a plan. 3. Carry out the plan and solve the problem. 4. Check the working out and make sure that your solution is actually answering the question.

Create a Diagram

Creating a diagram can help students to picture the problem and find the solution. To Create a Diagram, students must read the problem carefully and draw the information that has been given to them in the question. They can then work out the solution from the diagram they have drawn.

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The Guess and Check strategy can be helpful for many types of problems. When students use this strategy they will make a reasonable guess, based on the information that they have been given and then check to see if their guess is correct. Their guesses should get closer and closer to the answer, until the correct answer is found. Using a table is a good way to sort out and organize the information that has been given in the question. The information that has been set out in the table will hopefully lead students to the correct solution

Logical Reasoning

This strategy requires students to use the information they have been given in the question to eliminate possible solutions to finally discover the correct solution.

Make a List

Making a List is a strategy that will help students sort out the information that has been given in the problem. Once the students can see all of the possibilities for the solution, they can then attempt to solve the problem more easily.

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When students use this strategy they look for a pattern from the information that has been given. Once the pattern has been identified the students can predict what will happen next and then continue the pattern to find the correct solution.

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Guess and Check The Guess and Check strategy can be helpful for many types of problems. When you use this strategy you will need to make a reasonable guess, based on the information that you have been given, check your guess and check again if necessary. When you check, your guesses should get closer and closer to the answer, until you reach the correct answer itself.

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Example: Paul is 12 years old and his mum is three times as old. How many years must pass before his mum is twice as old?

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1. What do you know already? You know that Paul is 12 and his mum is 3 times as old as Paul, which must mean that Paul’s mum is 36 years old (3 x 12 = 36).

3. Check your guess. In 4 years time Paul will be 16 and Paul’s mum will be 40. Your guess is not correct because 40 is not twice or double 16. 4.

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5. Check your guess. In 10 years time Paul will be 22 and Paul’s mum will be 46. Your guess is not correct because 46 is not twice 22 (but getting closer).

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7. Check your guess. In 12 years time Paul will be 24 years old and Paul’s mum will be 48. Your answer is correct since 48 is twice 24. 8.

Does your solution answer the question? Yes. 12 years must pass before Paul’s mum is twice as old as Paul.

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Guess and Check: Number

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1. Sandy has exactly $6.00 in fifty and twenty cent coins. She has twice as many fifty cent coins as twenty cent coins. How many of each does she have? ................................................

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3. Mark washed cars on the weekend to raise money for a charity. For every two door car he washed he was paid $3 and for every four door car he received $5. $73 for the charity.

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4. There are two rectangles whose perimeters are the same as their area. Find both rectangles. Show them on the grid below.

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5. How can you arrange five squares, each with sides of 1 centimetre, to make a perimeter of 12 centimetres? Draw your answer below. (Include all solutions.)

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7. You have made four piles of cubes. The first pile has four more cubes than the second pile; the second pile has one cube less than the third pile; and the fourth pile has twice as many cubes as the second pile. If there are 20 blocks altogether, how many blocks are in each pile?

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Strategy: Guess and Check 8. Arrange 12 matches like this: (They make 5 squares - four small and 1 big.) How would you remove 4 matches to leave exactly two squares?

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10. Your friend has written you a number code to break. It looks like this = 11 = 63

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11. Jenny has two dice. She rolled the two dice and added the two numbers showing together. How many different combinations of 2 numbers could Jenny have rolled to get an answer of 6? Write them below:

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Create a Diagram Creating a diagram can help you to picture the problem and find the solution. To Create a Diagram, read the problem carefully and draw the information that has been given to you. Work out the answer from the diagram you have drawn.

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2. During lunchtime every student in Jamie’s class had at least one drink. There were 14 students that had a drink of water, while 6 students, including Jamie, had a drink of water and a drink of orange juice. There are 25 students in Jamie’s class. How many students had a drink of orange juice only?

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3. Grace decided to make a friendship bracelet for her best friend. By threading two purple and two green beads onto a length of string, how many different patterns of purple and green friendship bracelets can she make?

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4. The perimeter of the school’s rectangular playing field is 600 metres. If the length is twice the width, what is the length of the playing field?

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6. If you have ten 2 centimetre rods, four 5 centimetre rods and two 10 centimetre rods, how many different pairs of lines can you make, using the rods, if the lines in each pair must be equal in length?

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7. The shape below is made from 4 squares joined along their edges.

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9. A father and his two sons want to row to an island to go fishing. Their small row boat will only carry one adult or two children. What is the least number of boat trips needed to get everyone across?

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10. Jeremy wants to design a striped flag using only blue, red and green. How many different combinations can Jeremy make if each colour can be used once, twice or three times in each flag? Draw the patterns below.

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Use a Table

Making and using a table is a good way to sort out and organise the information that you have been given in the question. You can then clearly see the information which will help lead you to the correct solution.

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1. Mark is going on a school camp for three days. He packs an orange shirt, a green shirt, a black and a blue pair of shorts and a grey and a red jumper. Use the table to find how many different three-piece outfits he can wear while he is on camp. (Complete the table yourself.) Shorts

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9. There are three teams in a soccer competition: Red, Green and Yellow. Each team plays both the other teams twice. A team gets 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. Complete the table to show the results of the competition. Team

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Make a List

This strategy can be used to help you sort out the information you have been given in the problem. Once the information has been sorted then you can look at all of the possibilities for the solution and then attempt to solve the problem more easily.

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Katie and Donna began to deliver newspapers to earn some money. They worked a different number of days, but they still earned the same amount of money in the end. Make a List using the following information to find out how many days each girl worked: Katie earned $15 a day; Donna earned $10 a day; Donna worked five more days than Katie. ....................................................

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6. Gemma has two red balls, two blue balls, a green shoe box and a brown shoe box. She can place the balls in the boxes any way she likes. Make a list of all the different arrangements of balls in the boxes Gemma can make. ...................................................................... ......................................................................

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9. There are 3 girls and 3 boys in the school student council. The principal wants a group of 3 student councillors to represent the school at the community’s ANZAC ceremony. Of the possible groups that could be chosen, how many could contain at least one boy? Make a List below. ....................................................

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Find a Pattern

When you use this strategy you will have to look for a pattern in the information that you have been given. Once you have found the pattern you can predict what will come next and what will happen again and again. You can then continue the pattern to find the correct solution.

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Example: Mandy had finally saved enough money to buy a worm farm. The worm farm could hold a total of 1000 worms. When Mandy bought the worm farm, there were 15 worms in the farm. If the number of worms in the farm was 30 in the second week Mandy had the farm and 60 the week after that, in how many weeks time will the farm be full? 1. What do you already know? You know that Mandy started with 15 worms. In the second week she had 30 worms in her worm farm, and then she had 60 worms in the third week. 2. Look for a pattern. Week: 1 2 No. Worms: 15 30

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4. Correct solution. Does your solution answer the question? Yes. Mandy’s worm farm will be full in 8 weeks.

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1. Use a calculator to find the product of the following numbers: 7 x 9, 77 x 99, 777 x 999 Observe the pattern in the answers and, without a calculator, try to predict what two numbers give the product of 77 762 223.

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4. Ben made up a rule to use whenever someone in his class borrowed one of his pens. If his classmate borrowed his pen for 1 day, it would cost 1 cent; for 2 days it is 2 cents; for 3 days it is 4 cents; for 4 days it is 8 cents, and so on. If Ben’s friend Peter owed him $1.28, for how many days must Peter have borrowed Ben’s pen? Complete the table to find the pattern. Day

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6. Boxes of various shapes and with different patterns on them have been moved to a different position either by turning them end-over-end or pushing them along. Observe the boxes below, and the patterns, to work out how the boxes have been moved (either turned or pushed). Describe the pattern. a)

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9. Without actually drawing or making the pattern, but instead finding the patterns in the table, work out the number of steps in the largest stair pattern that can be made if you have 100 matches. No. Steps 1

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Work Backwards Working backwards is an excellent strategy to use when the final outcome of the problem has already been given. All you need to do is work out what occurred previously to produce the given result.

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Example: Your mum went into the city to go shopping. When she got home she looked in her purse and found that all she had left were two one dollar coins, a twenty dollar note, a five dollar note, one fifty cent coin, two twenty cent coins and a ten cent coin. She remembered that she had only spent money twice that day. She spent $15.05 on petrol and some money on food. When she counted the money left in her purse, your mum realised that it was exactly half of the amount of money she left home with in the morning. How much money did she spend on food during her shopping trip in the city?

1. What do you already know? You know that your mum was left with two one dollar coins, a twenty dollar and five dollar note, one fifty cent, two twenty cent and one ten cent coins. She had spent $15.05 on petrol and some money on food. The amount she had left was half of the amount she had at the beginning of the day.

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1. Joe emptied his wallet at the end of his busy day. He had gone out with his friends and had spent some of the money he had been given for his birthday. When he emptied his wallet he found that all he had left were 2 five cent coins, 1 fifty cent coin, 1 twenty cent coin, 2 ten cent coins, 2 two dollar coins and 2 ten dollar notes. When he added up the money he realised that he had spent half of the amount of money he had started with that morning. Joe had only spent money twice that day - $14.35 to get into the movies and some on lunch.

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5. Sarah and Catherine arrived home after school at 4.45 pm. They didn’t walk straight home from school, but stopped at a few places on the way. It took Sarah and Catherine 5 minutes to walk from school to the ice cream shop. They took 10 minutes to choose and eat an ice cream at the shop. They then walked 7 minutes to their friend Emma’s house. Together the 3 girls walked 3 minutes to the park and played together there for 30 minutes. They walked back to Emma’s house and listened to some music for 20 minutes. It then took Sarah and Catherine 12 minutes to walk home. At what time did the two girls leave school?

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9. Travis has been able to save $60 to buy Christmas presents for his friends and family. To save this money Travis put $4 into his money box each week. Work backwards and complete the data in the table to find out how much Travis had saved 6 weeks ago. Weeks

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Logical Reasoning This strategy will help you to use the information you have been given in the question to eliminate possible solutions to finally discover the correct solution. Example: What is the largest two digit number that 3 will divide into (divisible by 3) whose digits differ by 2?

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1. In the middle of a round pond lies a water-lily. The water-lily doubles in size every day. After exactly 20 days the pond will be completely covered by the water-lily. After how many days will half of the pond be covered by the water-lily?

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9. You and your sister have to catch the 8 o’clock bus to get to school in time. Your watch is 10 minutes slow, but you think it is 10 minutes fast. Your sister’s watch is 10 minutes slow, but she actually thinks it is 5 minutes slow. If you and your sister believe your watches and leave to catch the bus, who misses the bus and by how many minutes? Explain your answer.

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Solve an Easier Version Sometimes a problem is too difficult to solve in one step. When this happens you may be able to make the problem simpler by dividing the problem into smaller, easier steps, by rewording the problem or by using smaller numbers.

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Example: A crowd of people watching the Christmas Pageant fills the footpaths on both sides of the street for a distance of 2 kilometres. The footpaths are 3 metres wide and an average person needs 1 square metre to stand on. What would be a good estimate of the crowd?

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4. James ran in the 200 metre race at his school sports carnival. If James ran the 200 metre race in 63 seconds, how long would it take James to run 2 kilometres if he was able to run at the same speed?

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10. There are five teams in a hockey competition. Each team plays each other team at their home ground. How many hockey games are played in a season? ...................................... Write the fixtures for the season.

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Answers Guess and Check 1. Sandy has ten 50 cent coins and five 20 cent coins. 2. I am the number 30. 3. Two door cars: 6; Four door cars: 11. 4. 2 possibilities: 4 x 4 unit square Area and perimeter = 16

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Use a T able Table 1. Mark could wear 8 different three-piece outfits. 2. All possibilities include: 4 and 24; 6 and 16; 8 and 12. 3. Caleb has 24 rocks and Jordan has 16 rocks. 4. 5 c 10 c Total coins Total amount 2 1 3 20 c 3 6 9 75 c 6 1 7 40 c 3 5 8 65 c 8 1 9 50 c 5.a) Side (cm) Perimeter (cm) Area (sq. cm) 1 4 1 2 8 4 3 12 9 4 16 16 5 20 25 b) 6cm: P = 24 A = 36 7cm: P = 28 A = 79 10cm: P = 40 A = 100 6. 90 deg. Angle $50 3.00am $50 9.00am $50 3.00pm $50 9.00pm $50 Total = $200 7. Length Width Area 1 cm 120 cm 120 cm2 2 cm 60 cm 120 cm2 3 cm 40 cm 120 cm 2 4 cm 30 cm 120 cm2 5 cm 24 cm 120 cm2 6 cm 20 cm 120 cm2 8 cm 15 cm 120 cm2 10 cm 12 cm 120 cm2 Pile 2 Pile 3 8. Pile 1 2 4 18 2 6 16 2 8 14 2 10 12 4 4 16 4 6 14 4 8 12 4 10 10 6 6 12 6 8 10 8 8 8 There are 12 different arrangements of lollies. 9. Team Games Games Games Games Points for Points for Total played won drawn lost wins draws points Red 4 3 1 0 6 1 7 Green 4 2 1 1 4 1 5 Yellow 4 0 3 1 0 3 3 10. 1 2 3 4 5 9 12 18 3 5 7 9 11 19 25 37 Relationship: In the first column the number has been increased by 2, in the third column the number is increased by 3, the fourth column by 4 and so on. 11. Jessica will finish reading 62 pages on Thursday. Louise would have read 42 pages by the end of the same Thursday. Make a List 1. Katie worked for 10 days and Donna worked for 15 days. They each earned $150 each. 2. There are 7 sets of numbers that when added together make 15. 3 of those sets contain the number 5: 9,1,5 8,1, 6 7,2,6 9,2,4 8,2,5 7,3,5 8,3,4 3. There are 12 ways to make 50 cents. 4. e) has the smallest perimeter. (Perimeter = 8cm.) 5. The shortest way to get to the movies is: home - supermarket - ice cream shop - movies. Total distance = 5 km. 6. Gemma can make 8 arrangements. 7. Cameron can choose 7 different ways to get to school. 8. The pentagonal prism has the most corners.

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Answers cont. Make a List cont. 9. 19 possible groups of student councillors could be chosen. 10. 24 three-digit numbers can be made. 11. 13 different combinations of ‘four of a kind’ can be made. Find a P attern Pattern 1. a) 63, 7623, 776223 b) 7 777 x 9 999 c) 7 777 622 223 2. a) 47, 76, 123 b) 142 c) 132, 138, 141, 147, 150 3. 3, 8. The rule: Halve the first number and then add 5. 4. Peter had borrowed Ben’s pen for 8 days. 5. Perimeter = 27 units. Area = 81 triangular units. 6. a) Turn, turn, turn. b) Turn, push, turn. c) Push, turn, turn. 7. There would be 100 small triangles altogether. 8. a) 4 b) 9 c) 16 d) 49 9. The largest stair pattern you could make if you had 100 matches would be an 8 step pattern (a 9 step pattern uses 108 matches). 10. The area of the sixth square = 1cm2.

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