Home Learning 04-11-2011

03 Nov

This week I’ve got a bit of a maths problem for you to have a go at.  Have a go and comment your ideas on the post, or write them down and bring them in your folder to school.

Dan bought a packet of crisps and an ice cream. The cost of both of them together is in one of the boxes below.

Use these clues to find out how much he paid:

1. You need more than three coins to make this amount.
2. There would be change from the most valuable coin.
3. The crisps cost more than 50p.
4. You could pay without using any copper coins.
5. The ice cream costs exactly twice as much as the crisps.

For those of you up for the challenge, you might also want to look at this Thirty Nine Challenge too.


Posted by on November 3, 2011 in Information


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9 responses to “Home Learning 04-11-2011

  1. LS

    November 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    The crisps cost 60p,The icecream costs £1.20, which makes £1.80. I would make this using a £1.oo coin 50p piece a 20p and a 10p piece.

  2. LS

    November 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I did the 39 challenge the answer was 26 £1 coins = £26
    24 50p coins = £12
    35 2p coins = 70p
    10 10p coins = £1
    5 1p coins =5p

  3. ES famous singer

    November 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I make it £1 pound 80
    the crips cost 60p a the ice cream costs £1 pound 20

    I would pay with one £1,one 50p, one 20p and one 10p
    but I do not need any change.

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Good answers ES. When you write amounts in money you can do it like this – £1.80. Use the decimal point to separate the pounds from pence.

  4. SB Art lover

    November 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    This isan’t my homework, this thursday is the writing workshop but I really want to audition for the christmas play as well. The writing workshop starts at 9:15 and ends at 3:00.

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      No probs, we’ll give you an audition before or after Thursday.

  5. LL

    November 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Is it £1.74?

    The drink cost 58p and the ice cream £1.16. With a £1.00, 50p, 20p, and 10p you have £1.80 total from four coins.

    £1.80 subtract £1.74 leaves you with 6p change from the most valuable coin.

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      As we explained in class its £1.80 as you worked out to start with. The largest coin clue was about £2 coin, the biggest in circulation. Well done.

  6. kg animal lover

    November 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    the anser is £1.80 becuase the ice cream is double the crisps
    it says its not under 50 p so the crisps could be 60 p so that doubled
    is £1.20 and 60+ £1.20= £ 1.80:)


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