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Maths Challenge – Pie Charts

We spent most of last week looking at pie charts. Can you answer the questions shown on this pie chart about pizza types?

240 children were asked what their favourite pizza topping was?

Here are their results:

  1. How many children liked pepperoni?
  2. How many children chose peppers?
  3. How many children preferred mushrooms?
  4. How many chose tomato?

Remember to convert the percentage into a fraction and then used DDTN. Please submit your answers in the comments – answers will be revealed at the end of the week.

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Maths Challenge – It’s Back!

There have been several requests for a new ‘maths challenge’. So, due to popular demand, it’s back!

Can you tell me the value of the square, circle and the triangle? Post your answer in the comments and remember to try to explain how you found your answers.

Answers will only be revealed once the challenge is over. 

Your answer needs to be like this:

Circle =                Triangle =          Square =

I know this because ________

Maths Challenge of the Week – Santa’s Deliveries

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Santa’s Deliveries

For a success card, find the solution but remember to explain how you found the answer and any working out that you used. Good luck!

Father Christmas has a problem! He has found that each year he is delivering more and more Christmas presents. He has been keeping a record of this for the past few years  and is worried about how many presents he will be delivering after the 15th year. Unfortunately, he has lost some of the results and only has the first few years.

Here is what he has left:

Year 1 – 1 Present delivered

Year 2 – 4 Presents delivered

Year 3 – 9 Presents delivered

Year 4 – 16 Presents delivered

Year 5 – 25 Presents delivered

Year 6 …. The rest is missing

Santa wants to know how many presents would be delivered in the 15th year? Can you find a link between the year and the number of the presents delivered? Maybe that will help you find the answer?

For a success card, find the solution but remember to explain how you found the answer and any working out that you used. Good luck!

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Maths Challenge of the Week!

Below are 3 maths challenges. If you are working at level 5/6 In Big Maths it may be something you want to have a go at (Earn a success card stamp).

Remember to find a percentage of an amount, we need to change the percentage into a fraction first. Then use DDTN.

Clicking on the image will make it bigger (therefore easier to see)

Please include an explanation of how you found your answer including the calculations you used.

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