Solve it...!

Numeracy problems to solve for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 from our Numeracy Team.

 Key Stage 1     Solve it...!     The British Grand Prix Tournament

Formula 1 motor racing is very competitive! Recent results for the top eight drivers are shown in the table below. In the blank spares for each round, write in the points scored by the drivers.

The Grand Prix Day Out

1. The swift and sure coach company has a range of vehicles for hire. Work out the total number of vehicles the firm can provide.
 80 People 40 People 10 People

Target Travel are to hire all of swift and sure's vehicles.

How many people can travel to the British Grand Prix using swift and sure coaches?

Work out the amount of money that Target Travel Agents will receive for each type of vehicle.

An extra 80 people have booked seats but swift and sure can only get Taxis or people carriers.

 4 People 8 People

How many of each type of vehicle will they need? (Or could you use a combination of both!)

 Key Stage 2 and 3  Solve it...!  The Grand Prix Day Out

The Swift and Sure coach company has a range of vehicles for hire. Work out the total number of vehicles the firm can provide.

Target Travel are to hire swift and sure's vehicles to travel to the Grand Prix.

How many people can be taken to the Grand Prix in total?

A further 84 people have booked seats. Swift and sure can only obtain taxis and people carriers.

How many taxis, people carriers or a combination are required to carry the extra 84 people?

 4 People 7 People

Calculate the revenue obtained by Target Travel Agents. You should include that revenue generated by the taxi and people carrier combination which is most cost-efficient.

Testing times

To find out the starting positions for a Grand Prix, each driver is timed for three practice laps. The best time out of the three is then used to work out the drivers' positions on the starting positions on the starting grid.

1. Study the times for each driver in the table below. Draw a chart showing the starting order for the race. Include the best lap time for each driver.
 Driver Practice lap 1 (seconds) Practice lap 2 (seconds) Practice lap 3 (seconds) Webber 42.23 43.66 44.58 Schumacher 44.51 44.47 43.29 Button 43.61 43.83 43.11 Wilson 49.89 40.99 39.86 Coulthard 43.16 42.32 44.35 Montoya 42.35 41.35 40.04 Raikkonen 41.97 42.19 42.42 Barricello 44.66 42.33 42.00

As the drivers get used to the track their times become better in general.

Who has made the biggest improvement between practice lap 2 and 3?

Which driver has made the best improvement between laps 1 and 3?

An extra challenge

Would the starting order you found in (1) be the same if you calculated the mean (average) lap time? Explain, what is this starting order?

 Links on this page: Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3

 The answers are variable

These problems have been sourced by
North East Lincolnshire's Numeracy Team

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