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

 Key Stage 1     Solve it...!     Sweet Sales

Goodies' sweet shop sells eight types of sweets. The amount they sell varies throughout the year.

Given are two sets of monthly sales figures.

 Product June Sept Milk Chocolate Bars 12 8 Plain Chocolate 4 2 Cavity Creator Bars 4 6 Molar Destroyer Sweets 7 4 Winter Humbugs 9 2 Summer Sherbets 2 10 Tooth Loosener Gum 5 5 Decay Drops 2 3

Produce two bar charts from these figures.

In which month do 'Goodies' sell most sweets?

9 is the answer. What could the question be?

How many boxes of Sherbets were sold in September than June?

How many boxes of chocolate are sold altogether?

In December, Goodies sell 47 boxes in total. They sell at least 1 of every type. Chocolates and Humbugs sell the most. Construct a bar chart showing the possible sales figures.

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Goodies' sweet shop sells eight types of sweets. The amount they sell varies throughout the year.

Given are two sets of monthly sales figures

 Product June Sept Milk Chocolate Bars 12 8 Plain Chocolate 4 2 Cavity Creator Bars 4 6 Molar Destroyer Sweets 7 4 Winter Humbugs 9 2 Summer Sherbets 2 10 Tooth Loosener Gum 5 5 Decay Drops 2 3

Produce two bar charts from these figures.

In which month do 'Goodies' sell most sweets?

9 is the answer. What could the question be?

How many boxes of Sherbets were sold in September than June?

How many boxes of chocolate are sold altogether?

In December, Goodies sell 47 boxes in total. They sell at least 1 of every type. Chocolates and Humbugs sell the most. Construct a table showing possible sales figures. Make up some questions about your table to ask a friend.

An extra Challenge

Represent the June and September data as pie charts.

The bar chart shows that the same amount of gum was purchased in June is in September. Does the pipe chart reflect this statement? Why/why not?

Which sweets represent 1/4 of the sales in September?

In June 1/5 of the total sweets sales was of which type of confectionery?

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

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