Solve it...!

Numeracy problems to solve for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3

 Key Stage 1     Solve it...!     Small Ads

Adverts in 'The Herald' can be charged for using either of two methods

Method A: £2 for every line + £1.50 booking fee
OR
Method B: 50p for every word + £2 booking fee.

An advert is to be placed, the details are:

 4 Beyblades and arena for sale Still in boxes Normal Cost £30 OFFERS AROUND £20 Tel 332299

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Which payment method would you choose? Why? How much profit would you make if you sold the Beyblades for £20?

Could you redesign the advert so that it would be cheaper? You still need to include important information.

An extra challenge

Think of an item that you might want to sell. Design an advertisement for the Herald. What information should you include? What will it cost? Is this the cheapest way?

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 Key Stage 2   Solve it...!  Small Ads

People who advertise in 'The Herald' newspaper can pay by either of the following methods:

Method A:   £2.40 per line plus £ 1.60 flat fee

Method B:   £40p per word plus £3.60 flat fee.

Which is the cheapest way of paying for the advertisement shown below?

 Mountain bike in excellent condition. Little used and a bargain at only £85. Phone 556647

How much profit would be made?

Could you have re-designed the ad to make it cheaper? How?

Method A:   Lines x 2.40 + 1.60 = cost

Method B:   Words x 0.40 + 3.60 = cost

The newspaper's telephone operators use the above formula to help them calculate prices for advertisers.

Workout the cheapest cost for these 3 adverts below.

 Man's leather jacket. Very big. Bit scruffy. Black biker type with studs. Beautiful picture of Harley Davidson on back. Call after dark only at 141 Crown Road and ask for big Ginger. £40 no offers (or else). Pony. 13 hands. Bay mare. Good to ride. All tack and box. Easy ride for children. Good home only. 453271

 IBM Colossus PC. 1GB hard disk. 8MB RAM. Laser printer. Lots of software inc Quark and Paintbox. VGC £800 Phone 801936

Workout the correct prices for these scenarios below.

(You can write in the boxes!!)

An extra challenge

One advertiser wants to sell a video recorder. It is twin speed with lots of special features, but no remote control. It is in good condition. He wants £50 for it. He has £13.6 to spend on an advertisement.

Write an advertisement giving as much information as possible which costs less than £13.60. Which method did you use to work out the cost?

 Key Stage 3  Solve it...!  Small Ads

People who advertise in 'The Herald' newspaper can pay by either of the following methods:

Method A:   £2.40 per line plus £ 1.60 flat fee

Method B:   £40p per word plus £3.60 flat fee.

Which is the cheapest way of paying for the advertisement shown below?

 Mountain bike in excellent condition. Little used and a bargain at only £85. Phone 556647

How much profit would be made?

Could you have re-designed the ad to make it cheaper? How?

Method A:   Lines x 2.40 + 1.60 = cost

Method B:   Words x 0.40 + 3.60 = cost

The newspaper's telephone operators use the above formula to help them calculate prices for advertisers.

Workout the cheapest cost for these 3 adverts below.

 Man's leather jacket. Very big. Bit scruffy. Black biker type with studs. Beautiful picture of Harley Davidson on back. Call after dark only at 141 Crown Road and ask for big Ginger. £40 no offers (or else). Pony. 13 hands. Bay mare. Good to ride. All tack and box. Easy ride for children. Good home only. 453271

 IBM Colossus PC. 1GB hard disk. 8MB RAM. Laser printer. Lots of software inc Quark and Paintbox. VGC £800 Phone 801936

Workout the correct prices for these scenarios below.

(You can write in the boxes!!)

An extra challenge

I purchase an ad which is 4 lines long. What is the cost? If i use method B the cost is still the same. How many words must it contain?

These problems were sourced by
North East Lincolnshire's Numeracy Team

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