The Biggest Block Of Chocolate In The World

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Imagine if the biggest tower block in the world was a block of chocolate that almost reached the sky – just like a skyscraper or a block of flats. It was so high that when the sun shone, the choc block would melt. Throughout the summer, the two top pieces would disappear and melted chocolate would drip down the windows. The biggest block of chocolate in the world would be also the most yummy. Birds would peck at the drainpipes, filled with chocolate sauce raindrops. The biggest block of chocolate would be wrapped in tin foil and glistening in the sun. The dust that landed on it was actually cocoa powder and icing sugar. The bricks were like cubes in candy bars – and the elevator in the choc block stopped off at the various – flavoured floors – milk, dark or praline (the roof, of course, tasted of strawberries). The windows on the biggest block of chocolate in the world would have window boxes filled with candy floss flowers and green liquorice grass. The chocolate soil would be regularly watered by chocolate sauce.

Activity
Imagine if the biggest tower block in the world had four chocolate squares in each window and there were 2856 windows. How many chocolate squares is that ?

Each square was 45 x 59 cm long – what area is that ?

The tower block was 12415 high and the closest cloud was 25323 high – how far away is that ?

There was a third clouds as chocolate squares – how many clouds were there ?

If throughout the summer, the two pieces of chocolate disappeared every day, how many days did it take to get 10 580 squares ?

Each drainpipes, filled with chocolate sauce 256 raindrops and there were 253 drainpipes. How many raindrops is that ?

It needed 1.5 grams of cocoa powder to make each piece of chocolate. How many grams of cocoa is that ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

Answers
2865 x 4 = 11 460; 45 x 59 = 2 655; 25 323 – 12415 = 12 908; 11 460 / 3 = 3820; 11 460 – 10 580 / 2 = 440; 256 x 253 = 64 768; 1.5 x 11 460 = 17 190

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