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

 Key Stage 1     Solve it...!     Can I go roller blading?

Your friend has invited you to go roller balding for two hours on Saturday. Your mum says you can go if you can fit it in, as your family will be very busy on Saturday. You are wondering if there is enough time to go roller blading.

 The list for Saturday: Activity Time or Duration Wake up Breakfast Get washed/ dressed Swimming lesson Lunch Clean bedroom Granny's house Bed-time 8.00am (30 minutes) (30 minutes) 10.00am (1 Hour) (30 minutes) (1 hour 30 minutes - It must be a mess!) 5.00pm (3 hours) 8.30 pm

Make a time plan of your day to find out whether you can go roller blading with your friend and when you can go.

There is some spare time on Saturday. Plan what else you might do. Think about when and how long these extra activities would take.

 Key Stage 2 & 3    Solve it...!  Choices, Choices (different questions for each Key Stage)

The school canteen serves many children. So as not to bore them with the same menu all of the time, the cook devised a plan which would ensure that no two meals should repeat themselves often. She saw each meal as consisting of 4 parts: potatoes or equivalent, meat or fish, a vegetable,and a pudding. She makes her choices from the following lists:

 Potatoes or equivalent: Meat/fish: Vegetables: Pudding: chips mashed potatoes rice chicken fish beef burgers sausages peas carrots sweet corn baked beans spaghetti ice cream treacle sponge yogurt

Key Stage 2 Questions
What could be the meal for each day in the first week? Remember the menu cannot be the same.

Devise a menu for week 2 and week 3, again where no previous menus are repeated.

Key Stage 3 Questions
If on day one the meal served is chips, chicken, peas and ice cream, then on day two the menu will be the next item on each list. What will be the menu on the 6th day and the 7th day?

How many days is it until an identical meal is served?

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

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