Saturday, 2 August 2014

Weekend word problem

Pack ‘n’ Save Hawera want to build a new car park that holds 5325 cars. If the planner decided that each level should hold 215 cars. How many levels should the car park be? Why?

 Mr Spice needs 1.6 metres of wool for each child’s repurposing project. There are 61 children going on the trip – how much wool does Mr Spice need to buy?

 During Matariki each student needs 3.25m pieces of flax each to use for weaving. There are 64 children – how much flax do we need?

 For a fundraiser, Room 3 has 968 packets of gingerbread cookies to sell. There are 27 children in the class. How many packets of cookies does each child need to sell?


  1. 1.=24.7 levels
    5325 dividiby 215=24.7

    1.6 times 61=97.6

    3.25 times 64=208

    968 dividiby 27= 35.8
    By Madaline

  2. Q1. The carpark should be 25 levels high because if you divide 5325 by 215 it comes to 24.7 so I just rounded it to the nearest whole number

    Q2. You would need 97.6 meters

    Q3. You would need 208 meters of flax

    Q4. Each child would need to sell 35.8 packets