The Biggest Oak Tree

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The biggest oak tree was so big that it cast a shadow over the whole field. The acorns that grew on the biggest oak tree were so big that you could play football with them. So big that they grew hundreds and hundreds of other oak trees, too. The biggest oak tree was so big that it’s roots went half way down into the soil … and when the wind blew, there were so many leaves from the biggest oak tree that it left a leafy blanket on the whole field. The biggest oak tree shadowed all the other apples and pear trees …

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Complete this story … What happened when the biggest oak tree put the whole wood into darkness ?

tree1.jpg The biggest oak tree was so big that it cast a shadow over the whole field. The field was 500 m long, the shadow was only 25 cm long. How many shadows fit along the length of the field ?

tree1.jpg The acorns that grew on the biggest oak tree were so big that you could play football with them. Each oak tree grew 456 acorns … there were 45 oak trees in total – how many acorns does that make all together ?

tree1.jpg So big that they grew hundreds and hundreds of other oak trees, too. From each of the 45 oak trees, 4 other oak trees grew. How many new oak trees were there in total ?

tree1.jpg The biggest oak tree was so big that it’s roots went half way down into the soil … The height of the tree was 2500 cm, one third of that height went into the soil – what was the length of the roots ?

tree1.jpg And when the wind blew, there were so many leaves from the biggest oak tree that it left a leafy blanket on the whole field. Each tree had 567 leaves and there were, in this instance, 75 trees – how many leaves does that make in total ?

tree1.jpg The biggest oak tree shadowed all the other apples and pear trees … There were 89 apple trees and 76 pear trees … each tree had one shadow – how many shadows were on the field in total ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

Answers
500 / 25 = 20
456 x 45 =20 520
45 x 4 = 180
2 500 / 3 = 833.333333r
567 x 75 = 42 525
89 x 76 = 6 764

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