Posts Tagged ‘Numeracy’

Chance Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. A new family is moving into the house next door to you. You’ve been told that the family has five children but you do not know if they are boys or girls. What might the gender of the children in the family be?
  2. A toy manufacturer wants to design dice where the chance of throwing a ‘red’ is 1/2. What might the dice look like?
  3. Your sibling is always complaining that it always rains on their birthday. When might their birthday be? Give reasons for your response.
  4. I chose five balls from a bag of balls without looking. I noticed that there were three red and two blue. What might the colour of the balls in the bag be and how many balls might there be?
  5. CHALLENGE: I have 30 socks in my drawer and the are different colours. They are 12 black, 10 blue, 2 brown and 6 grey socks. If I close my eyes and pull socks out at random, how many socks must I pull out before I can be certain to have a matching pair?

Financial Maths – Money Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. I want to take $100 out of the bank. What are the different ways that I can ask for this amount of notes?
  2. You are spending 5 nights away on holiday. You have $500 for your accommodation. Where could you stay? (see below)

TOP CLASS HOTEL: $300 per night

4 STAR HOTEL: $225 per night

3 STAR HOTEL: $100 per night

2 STAR HOTEL: $60 per night

BACKPACKERS HOSTEL: $25

For this question you need to show 3 different ways to organise your accommodation.

3. Work out all of the different ways I can make $1 using coins.

4. Watch the linked BtN story – http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4526332.htm

Once you’ve viewed the story you need need to answer the following questions.

  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use to a coin, which one would you choose? Why?
  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use (not the $5 note) to a new design, what would it look like? Why did you choose this note and what new features would you add?

Financial Maths – Budgeting

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/catalogue

https://www.coles.com.au/catalogues-and-specials/view-all-available-catalogues

Using the two online catelogues above, you need to create your own shopping list. Your shopping list budget is $100.

To create your list you need to take screen captures of each item that you are going to purchase. Each image should then be put into a pages or keynote document.

To include:

  • The number of each item you are purchasing (eg: two cartons of milk)
  • The price you are paying for each item
  • Total price you have spent
  • How much change will you receive when you pay for your shopping
  • Follow what we learned yesterday in Life Ed. – no alcohol, no energy drinks, only small numbers of soft drinks, coffee etc.

We’re off to…Sea World!!!

http://seaworld.com.au/

All the grade 5’s are off to Sea World!!!!!!!!!! Well… on our iPad’s anyway ;)

This week we will be learning about location and how to write directions. Your task is to imagine that the grade 5 team have taken you on a trip to Sea World for the day. You have to choose a starting point on your map where you will begin. Then you need to choose 10 different rides/attractions at Sea World to visit. They need to be in a logical order, you can’t be running around from one side of Sea World to the other. Once you have chosen your 10 attractions you need to write directions as to how to get to each spot. Make sure you use road names, landmarks, co-ordinates and other locational words to help you.

Download the Sea World map here:

Sea World Park Map

Challenge: Are you up for the challenge?

Your day begins at 10am and finishes at 5pm. The average time to wait for a ride at Sea World is 15 minutes. The average time you will spend at each ride is 5 minutes. The average time you will spend at each attraction is 20 minutes. The average time it takes to walk to each attraction is 3 minutes. You will need to stop for lunch for 1 hour. This can be any time during the day. You will need to write this in your directions as to where to go for lunch.

Work out your day at Sea World by choosing an attraction/ride to start with. Then when writing directions you will also need to write down the time spent, and how long it is going to take you to get around. How many rides/attractions can you fit into one day?

Co-ordinates

Click on the link below.

http://www.melway.com.au/online-maps/

Using the Melway Online you need to locate these Melbourne landmarks on the map at write the grid references.

  1. Melbourne Cricket Ground
  2. Parliament House
  3. Etihad Stadium
  4. The Old Melbourne Gaol
  5. Melbourne Museum
  6. Queen Victoria Market
  7. Melbourne Star
  8. Flinders Street Station

Write each of the locations and their grid references into your maths book.

Maths – Length – The First Fleet

Over the previous weeks we have learned about the harrowing journey taken by the ships of the First Fleet. We know that conditions were harsh and cramped, but just how big or small were these boats? In pairs you will be allocated one of the selection of ships. Read through the information provided about your ship to find the measurements. Note, most measurements are given in feet, therefore you will need to convert these measurements to metres. Your challenge is the measure and mark out the size of your boat using tape measures, trundle wheels, witches hats etc. You and your team will need to work together out on the oval. Once you have ‘constructed’ your ship, take a photo of you and your team on-board using your Ipad. Good-luck sailors!

 

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