**The magic hammer and the magic nail was so magic that whatever got broken about the house, soon got fixed again. When the leg fell off the table, the magic hammer and the magic nail repaired it again as quick as a flash. BANG ! BANG ! BANG ! If the window got broke, the magic hammer and the magic nail fixed it. But it was so magic that it fixed everything else, too, everywhere. The magic hammer and the magic nail set about hammering and nailing in the house … in the dining room, it hammered the tablecloth to the table and the cups and saucers to the tablecloth. Knives, forks and spoons as well soon were pinned in the drawers. The magic hammer and the magic nail hammered the picture frames to the walls and the door – so no – one could open it. BANG ! BANG ! BANG !**

**After a week or so, the magic hammer and the magic nail were by now happily hammering nails everywhere. The magic nails hammered the curtains to the curtain rails so that the curtains wouldn’t close. The magic hammer and the magic nail hammered all the books to the bookshelves … and the pages of the books together. Before long, everything in the house was stuck up, pinned up or locked up. In the kitchen, the pots and pans were nailed together. The dishcloth, the washing – up liquid and the scrubbing brush were nailed to the sink – and the two taps were so magically well nailed that they didn’t run hot or cold … only warm water. After the magical hammer and the magic nail had been nailing an hour, the cupboard door wouldn’t open … BANG ! BANG ! BANG ! Disaster struck !!! in the garden too – but the magic hammer and the magic nail were quickly there to restore it back to working order. The magic hammer and the magic nail nailed the flowers to the grass and the bird nests to the hedge. The magic hammer and the magic nail was so busy hammering and nailing that it awoke all the neighbours, it took a week to open the garden gate. The magic hammer and the magic nail was so magic that before long, the car door wouldn’t open and the wheels wouldn’t turn, the engine didn’t work very well and … of course, it was the magic hammer and the magic nail that was responsible. BANG ! BANG ! BANG ! Magic.**

**1/ For every chest of drawers made by Andy the Handyman, he needed 50 metres of wood, 45 nails and 3 sticks of glue. Wood cost £4.99 per metre, nails were 12 pence each and one stick of glue cost £1.25 each. How much did the good cost ?**

** 2/ He went to buy the tools he needed. How much did they cost all together ?**

**£5.20 – chisel
£8.40 – hammer
£9.99 – saw
£21.99 – stepladders
£5.99 – plane**

** 3/ It took 3.4 hours to make one wardrobe. How long did it take to make 15 wardrobes ? Show your working out.**

** 4/ He could fit only 3 jackets, 6 shirts, 12 dresses and 4 coats inside one wardrobe. How many wardrobes would he have to make to accomodate 9 jackets, 54 shirts, 108 dresses and 36 coats ? Show your working out.**

** 5/ Andy the Handyman earned £3.50 per hour. How much did he earn for making 15 wardrobes ? Show your working out.**

** 6/ Andy the Handyman wanted to make a chest of drawers to contain all his 50 jumpers. If only 7 jumpers fit inside one drawer, how many drawers would the chest need to have ? Show your working out.**

** 7/ Andy the Handyman sawed a 450 cm piece of wood into 15 pieces. How long was each piece ? Show your working out.**

** 8/ Andy the Handyman made a door 280 cm x 80cm wide – what was it’s area ? Show your working out.**

** 9/ For every three wooden boxes made by Andy the Handyman, he broke one hammer and hit his thumb 6 times. How many hammers did he break and how many times did he hit his thumb making 560 wooden boxes ? Show your working out.**

** 10/ For every piece of furniture made by Andy the Handyman, 24 grams of sawdust dropped on the floor. In one day, he made 5 chairs and 4 tables. When he swept up the sawdust at the end of the day, how much sawdust was there ? Show your working out.**

** 11/ In one week, Andy the Handyman made 3 wardrobes, 2 tables, 6 chest of drawers, 8 desks and 12 cabinets. How much sawdust did all this craftsmanship make in one week ? Show your working out.**

** 12/ In one week, Andy the Handyman earned £42.00 – how many wardrobes did he have to make for this wage ? Show your working out.**

** 13/ Andy the Handyman was asked to make two wardrobes to fit into a room 520 cm wide. How wide was each wardrobe ? Show your working out.**

** 14/ Professor Assessor asked Andy the Handyman to make a bookshelf for his 500 books. Each book was 6 cm wide and 20 cm high. Write a mathematical equation to work out the size of a bookshelf that could fit all the books and draw a diagram to show how many shelves the bookshelf needed, how many books could fit inside each shelf, depth between shelves and so on. Show your working out.**

** 15/ Andy the Handyman decided to employ someone to help him in his workshop, but he could only afford to pay £100 per week. Assuming the rate of pay was the same as his (i.e. £3.50 per hour) – how many hours per week did the assistant work for this pay ? Show your working out.**

** 16/ Astronaut Sputnik asked Andy the Handyman to make him a launchpad for his space buggy. Each of the eight rocket launches on his space buggy was 2.8 metres wide. At least how wide did the launch pad need to be ? Show your working out.**

** 17/ Grocer Grapefruit ordered a number of boxes for his fruit and vegetables. He wanted to display his 210 peaches, which were each 7.5 cm wide x 7.5 cm high. Write a mathematical equation to work out the size of each box that could fit all the peaches and draw a diagram to show how many boxes were needed, the design, width and length of each box. Show your working out.**

** 18/ Frankie the Cranky Manager wanted a new safe, after the first was stolen by Robert the Robber. Each of his 200 gold bars was 25cm long, 10 cm wide and 5 cm deep. How big should Andy the Handyman need to make the safebox ? Show your working out.**

** 19/ Carlo the Car Mechanic wanted a new toolbox. He wanted somewhere to put : one spanners (3 x 25 cm long) ; one hammer (15 x 30 cm long) ; a saw (45 cm wide and 75 cm long) and also needed room for his nails. Andy made a box 100 cm wide x 100 cm long.**

**a) What was the area of each of the tools ?
b) Did all the tools fit inside ?**

**Show your working out.**

** 20/ Andy the Handyman asked Hugo the Huge Giant to help him get wood. Hugo the Huge Giant pulled up a tree which was enough wood to make nine chairs. How many trees were needed to make 150 chairs. Show your working out.**

**Sawn off and Hammered Spellings**** **

**Think of as many words as you can with “saw” inside. Can you give an example of where these words can be used in a sentence.**

**Add “hammer” to these words and phrases to complete the spellings :**

**Andy the Handyman’s “Handy” Work **

**Circle “hand” inside these words and write a sentence where these can be used.**

**handcuffs
_______________________________________________________________**

**hand – knitted
_______________________________________________________________**

**hand – made
_______________________________________________________________**

**hand – painted
_______________________________________________________________**

**handful
_______________________________________________________________**

**handed on a plate
_______________________________________________________________**

**handgun
_______________________________________________________________**

**handmaiden
_______________________________________________________________**

**hand down
_______________________________________________________________**

**hand – in – hand
_______________________________________________________________**

**handicap
_______________________________________________________________**

**Add the word “hand” to these words and phrases to complete the spellings**

**_________bag**

**_________fasten**

**_________ball**

**_________off**

**_________s up**

**_________kerchief**

**_________le**

**wash my _________s of**

**change _________ s**

**left – _________ ed**

**_________ clap**

**_________ washing**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers :
1/ (50 x £4.99) + (45 x 12) + (3 x £1.25) = £249.50 + £5.40 + £3.75 = £258.65
2/ £5.20 + £8.40 + £9.99 + £21.99 + £5.99 = £51.57
3/ 3.4 x 15 = 51 hours
4/ 9
5/ 51 x £3.50 = £178.50
6/ 50 / 7 = 7.142 = 8
7/ 450 / 15 = 30 cm
8/ 280 x 80 cm = 22, 400 square centimetres
9/ a) No. of hammers = 560 / 3 = 186.6 r b) 560 / 3 x 6 = 1119.9 r
10/ 24 x 9 = 216 grams
11/ 3 + 2 + 6 + 8 + 12 = 31 pieces of furniture x 24 grams = 744 grams
12/ 42 / 3.5 = 12
13/ 520 / 2 = 260 cm
14/ First work out the size of all the books : 500 x 6 = 3 , 000 (i.e. all the shelves collectively need to be at least this wide)
Step 2 – Decide how many shelves you need – Example : If you had 5 shelves = 3, 000 / 5 = 600 cm (each shelf width)
Step 3 – Bookcase Height > 5 x 20 + 5cm (room for maneouvere) = 125 cm Shelf depth = 25 cm
15/ 100 / 3.5 = 28.5
16/ 8 x 2.8 = 22.4 metres
17/ First work out the size of all the peaches – 210 x 7.5 = 1, 510 cm … Step 2 – Then decide how many rows you wish the box to have and divide. Example : width = 5 x 7.5 = 37.5 cm ; Height 7 x 7.5 cm = 52.5 cm ; 6 boxes, with 5 columns and 7 rows each containing 35 peaches, would need to be at least 37.5 cm wide and 52.5 cm
18/ 25 x 10 x 5 x 200 = 250 , 000 cubic centimetres
19/ Room taken by spanner = 3 x 25 = 175 square cm +
Room taken by hammer = 15 x 30 = 450 square cm +
Room taken by saw = 45 x 75 = 3 , 375 square cm +
Room for nails = 10 x 10 = 100 square cm
175 + 450 + 375 + 100 = 1100 square cm
Box made = 100 x 100 = 1, 000 square cm (ie 1 00 square cm too small)
20/ 150 / 9 = 16. 6 – 17 trees**

**Answers : hammer and sickle ; hammercloth ; under the hammer ; hammer home ; hammering ; hammer and tongs ; hammered ; hammerman ;**

**Answers : hand ball hand – fasten ; handball ; hands off ; hands up ; handkerchief ; handle ; wash my hands of ; change hands ; left – handed ; handclap ; handwashing**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2005**

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