The Pot of Gold At The End of the Rainbow

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1/ If a lucky lepricaun could only walk at a speed of 1.75 km/hour, how long would it take him to reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, 1000 miles away ? Give your answer in hours and days.

2/ Whilst he was looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the lucky lepricaun found 80 mushrooms, 120 leaves of clover, 100 acorns and 40 frogs.

a) Express this as a ratio.
b) What fraction of the things found by the lucky lepricaun were mushrooms ?
c) What decimal of the things found by the lucky lepricaun were leaves of clover ?
d) What percentage of the things found by the lucky lepricaun were acorns ?
e) What percentage of the things found by the lucky lepricaun were frogs ?

3/ If the lucky lepricaun had walked 150 km towards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, how much further did he have to travel ?

4/ When luck struck ! and the lucky lepricaun found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, he accidentally knocked it over ! Clumsy oaf ! 70% of the 1000 gold coins spilled onto the grass. How many were left ?

5/ The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was 180% bigger than the lucky lepricaun … If the lepricaun was 110 cm tall, how big was the pot of gold ?

6/ The lucky lepricaun spent 40 gold coins on a new hat, 20 gold coins on a new pair of socks and 12 on a new pair of braces. How many gold coins did he have left from 150 in his purse ?

7/ On the way, the lucky lepricaun collected toadstools. If in 3 km he found 6, how many toadstools did he find in the entire 1000 km journey ? Round off your answer to the nearest whole number.

8/ The lucky lepricaun couldn’t spell the colours of the rainbow. Here are some clues to help …

a London bus
a fruit
something that shines in the sky
something with a trunk and branches
to eat
Indi xx an xx – go a girl’s name

9/ The lepricaun stopped for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10 minutes every 12.5 km. In the 1000 km journey, how long did he rest ?

10/ When the lucky lepricaun found the pot of gold, he put 170 of them into his pocket. He dropped one every 4 km on the way home. If the next time that he looked in his purse, he had only 78 left, how far had he travelled ?

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The Lucky Lepricaun’s Trip There and Back

Add “ther” to complete these words and phrases.

godfa___ ___ ___ ___

___ ___ ___ ___ e

ga___ ___ ___ ___ ed

lea___ ___ ___ ___

wea___ ___ ___ ___

grandfa___ ___ ___ ___

whe___ ___ ___ ___

far___ ___ ___ ___

over ___ ___ ___ ___ e

hea___ ___ ___ ___

bro___ ___ ___ ___

bo___ ___ ___ ___

mo___ ___ ___ ___

tea___ ___ ___ ___

la___ ___ ___ ___

e___ ___ ___ ___

ba___ ___ ___ ___

The Lucky Lepricaun’s Vanishing Act

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Add “ish” to complete the words and phrases.

f ___ ___ ___

van___ ___ ___

Brit___ ___ ___

w___ ___ ___ ed

black___ ___ ___

dreamy___ ___ ___

w___ ___ ___ ing well

d___ ___ ___ ed

white___ ___ ___

sw___ ___ ___ ed

wid___ ___ ___

small___ ___ ___

amateur___ ___ ___

goldf___ ___ ___

book___ ___ ___

sw___ ___ ___

green___ ___ ___

self___ ___ ___

great___ ___ ___

hott___ ___ ___

cold___ ___ ___

f ___ ___ ___ and chips

great___ ___ ___

tall ___ ___ ___

Scott___ ___ ___

shellf___ ___ ___

Engl___ ___ ___

redd___ ___ ___

short___ ___ ___

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Maths Quiz Answers
1/ 1000 / 1.75 = 571.42 hours / 24 = 23..8 days
2/ a) frogs : mushrooms : acorns : clover 40 : 80 : 100 : 120 b) 80 / 340 = 4 / 17 ths c) 120 / 340 = 0.3529 d) 100 / 340 = 5 / 17 ths e) 40 / 340 = 0.1176 = 11 %
3/ 1000 – 150 = 850 km
4/ 1000 – (1000 / 100 x 70 = 700) = 300
5/ 110 + (110 / 100 x 80 = 88) = 198
6/ 150 – (12 + 20 + 40 = 72) = 78
7/ 1000 / 3 = 333.33 r x 6 = 1999.9 = 2000
8/ red bus, orange fruit, yellow sun, green tree, Indigo, Violet
9/ 1000 / 12.5 = 80 x 10 = 800
10/ 170 – 78 x 4 = 368

There and Back Answers :
goldfather
there
gathered
leather
weather
grandfather
whether
farther
over there
heather
brother
bother
mother
teather
lather
ether
bather

Vanishing Act Answers :
fish
vanish
British
wished
blackish
dreamyish
wishing well
dished
whiteish
swished
widish
smallish
amateurish
goldfish
bookish
swish
greenish
selfish
greatish
hottish
coldish
greatish
tallish Scottish
shellfish
English
reddish
shortish

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