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Maths mate

Predict: I think this question will be about the 4 operations.

Read:  Think of a number, divide it by 2 and then add 12. If the result is 20, then what was the original number?

Clarify: Nothing to clarify.

My tool: Test all possibilities.

My answer: 36

Maths mate term 3 sheet 3 :)

Predict: I predict this will be about addition.

Read: Each bead has a value according to its color. The values or the first three strings of beads are given. What is the value of the last string?

Clarify: Nothing to clarify.

My tool: Test all possibilities.

Answer: 23

 

Math mate sheet 5

Predict: I predict this will be about ‘code cracking.’

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

Clarify: Nothing to clarify

My Tool: Trial and error

Solve: First I thought what plus what equals 8? I figured out that was 4. Then I thought that it might equal 6. And it did. Then this one had to have a carry and a 4 had to be put down the bottom so I made it 14.

Answer: 1468maths

Maths Mate problem solving term 2 sheet 1 :)

Predict: I predict this sum will be about addition.

Read: 3?
+?8
=65

Clarify: Nothing to clarify.

Mathematicians tool box: Test all possibilities.

Solve: I figured out that 8+7 equals 15. So I put the 5 down and carried the 1. Then I added 1 and 3 which gave me 4. Then I knew that if you added 2 to 4 you would get 6.

Answer: 37
+28
=65

Math Mate 6-1

Predict: I predict this will be about the 4 operation.

Read: Jo spent $53 on tulips and orchids. The tulips cost $6 each and the orchids cost $7 each. If she bought 8 flowers in all how many tulips will she buy?

Clarify: nothing to clarify.

My tool: Trial and error

Big question: how many tulips did she buy?

Answer: 2

Summary: This took a lit while and I think this answer is possibly wrong. 🙁

Box of jelly beans

Predict- I predict it will be about multiplication and division.

Read-   http://www.problempictures.co.uk/examples/op10.htm

Clarify-  Nothing to clarify.

Big questions- How many flavors are in the box?, How many beans are it the box?,  How would you make your own box design.

Mathematicians tool box- Trial and error , guess check and improve, test all possibilities.

Answer- 1. 36 flavors. 2. 126 beans. 3.

                   
                   
                   
                   

Summery- This took Erica and i a while but we got there! 🙂

We got the amount of beans wrong. 🙁

math mate sheet 5

Predict- I predict this will be about addition.

Read- Enter numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the numbers at each end.

Clarify- Nothing to clarify.

Big question-    Make it so each line equal the numbers at each end.

My tool- guess check and improve.

Answer- 6, 9,11

Summary- It took me a while but practice makes perfect!

 

Maths mate :)

math weights

Predict: I predict this will be about weight.

Read: which to weights need to be swapped to balance the scale?

Big question: Which to weights need to swap?

My tool: test all possibility’s, guess check and improve.

Answer: 9 and 5.

Summary: it took me a long time because of all the addition I did; but I got my answer in the end.

Math mate sheet 3

Predict-I predict it will be about weight.

Read- using the diagrams to calculate the weight of one black sphere.

Big question- find out the weight of one black sphere.

My tool- guess check and improve.

Answer- 2

Solve- split 16 in half and then split that into 4 different groups.

Summary.- this was easy for me but others may think differently.

Math mate sheet 2 term 1

Predict: I predict this will be about addition

Read:  1 7

+ 48

=

9

My tool: guess check and improve

The big question : what are the missing numbers?

Solve: 7 + ? = 9 = 2

? + 8 =  ?= 5,3

1 + 1 + 4  =?= 6

Summary: This takes some practice but practice makes perfect!