Friday, 28 March 2014

Weekend word problems

Mr Tai brings 24 strawberries to class in a box. A greedy student steals three quarters of them. How many strawberries does the student scoff?

At the speed chocolate eating contest, each contestant has to eat as much of a chocolate bar as they can in 15 seconds. Mr Spice eats three quarters of a chocolate bar and Mr Chittenden eats seven-eighths  – who wins the contest? Can you prove your answer in a number of different ways?

Riley Putt. and Braith Castle were on a 60km cycling trip. Near the end of the day they travelled 4/5 of the distance. How many kilometres had they travelled?

Mr Web needed to paint the ceiling of his bedroom that has an area of 11m2. He found a tin of paint that was 2/3 full. If a full tin covers 18m2, does Andrew have enough paint to paint his ceiling?


  1. Weekend word problem
    24 divided by 4 = 6
    6 x 3 = 18
    3\4 of 24= 18

    Mr Chittenden wins because 7/8 is bigger than 3/4.

    60 divided by 5= 12
    12x4= 48

    Yes because ...
    18 divided by 3= 6
    He would have enough and extra to paint his ceiling.
    By Lexi McQuaig

    1. That is how I worked it out Lexi exactly like that but I forgot to give it to Mr Spice on Monday. So I am going to give it to him on Tuesday. Hopefully he will let me. ;-)

      Georgia M Auroa school Taranaki.