Maths Mate Term 2 Sheet 8 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict this question is going to be about finding the value of letters and perhaps items.

Read: Each letter represents a different digit from 0 – 9. If E = 5, what number does speed stand for?

S P E E D                                                                                                                                     +S P E E D                                                                                                                                        K  I L L S

Clarifications: None

BIG question: What does the word speed equal?

Solution: This question is just a matter of trial and error.

NOTE: Keep in mind the key bits of information in the problem. The key elements of a problem are crucial.

 

Maths Mate Term 2 Sheet 6 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about determining the value of certain elements or items.

Read: Each letter represents a different digit from 1 to 9. If R = 8, what number does FOUR stand for?

T W O                                                                                                                                                + T W O                                                                                                                                              F  O  U  R

Clarifications: None

BIG Question: What number does FOUR stand for?

Solution: This is just a matter of trial and error. The answer will eventually work out. The main trick in this question is just to read the key elements. R must equal 8. Different letters can’t have the same value and letters stick to their one specific worth.

Maths Mate Term 2 Sheet 5 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict this question is going to be about finding speed and distance.

Read: Bobby’s car uses 9 litres of fuel per 100 km. How many litres of fuel are required to travel from Kogan to Tingura?

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Clarifications: None

BIG question: How many litres of fuel are required to travel from Kogan to Tingura?

Solution: It is stated Bobby needs to travel from Kogan to Tingura.

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Now we need to find the distance between the towns to figure out how much fuel is required. So we add 64, 122, 154 and 60. This equals 400. Since Bobby’s car uses 9 L of fuel per 100 m, we need to divide 400 by 100 and times that by 9. The answer that we get  from that is how much fuel is required to get from Kogan to Tingura. Therefore, the answer obtained is 36 L.

 

Maths Mate Term Two Sheet Four Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about determining the cost of something using other data and statistics.

Read: Five ballpoint pens cost as much as two fountain pens. How much are six fountain pens if one ballpoint pen costs one dollar?

Clarifications: None

BIG question: How much are six fountain pens?

Solution: I one ballpoint pen costs one dollar, five cost five dollars. So two fountain pens cost five dollars. Then six would cost five times three. So the answer is fifteen dollars.

Maths Mate Term 2 Sheet 3 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about finding the quantity or amount of something.

Question: Four erasers cost as much as two pairs of scissors. How much is one pair of scissors if one eraser is $1.50?

Clarify: Nothing to be clarified.

BIG question: How much is one pair of scissors?

Solution: If one eraser is $1.50, then four would be $1.50 x 4 ($6). Four erasers cost as much as two pairs of scissors. So two pairs of scissors cost $6. To find one pair of scissors, you would divide six by two to obtain your answer, $6.

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 8 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about using trial and error to find a pattern.

Read: Enter numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the sum of the numbers at each end.

MATHS MATE !

 

Clarifications: None

BIG question: What numbers go in the circles?

Solution: This is just a matter of trial and error.

Your answer should end up as :

MATHS MATE !!

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 7 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about finding a pattern.

Read: Draw the missing figure.

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Clarifications: None

Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox:

  • Have I seen a similar problem before?
  • Look for a pattern or rule
  • Draw a diagram

Big question: What is the missing figure?

Solution: In every row, one body is square, one body is a triangle and the other is round. In every row, one figures hands goes up, one figures hand s go down and one figure’s hands go straight.Therefore, this is your answer.

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Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 6 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about adding numbers to get certain numbers.

Read: Enter numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the sum of numbers at each end.

 

Math Mate

Clarifications: None

Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox:

  • Trial and Error
  • Guess Check and Improve
  • Write a sum or number sentence
  • Draw a Diagram

BIG question: What numbers go in the spaces?

Solution: Do trial and error. It eventually works.

Math Mate continued

 

Problem Pictures

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about finding certain amounts of compartments and jelly beans.

Read: Jelly Beans

Clarifications: None

Mathematicians Strategy Toolbox:

  • Write a sum or number sentence
  • Break problem into manageable parts

BIG questions:

  • How many different flavors are there in the box?
  • How many beans are there altogether?
  • Is this possible?

Solution:

There are 36 compartments as you can count. 36 times 12 will give you the amount of jelly beans. There are 36 flavors because there is a different flavor in each compartment. It is possible because you can do 4 by 10.