Around The World In Eighty Days

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By the time you have finished, this worksheet, there should be at least 10 places in the world that you will be able to find on the map.

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England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Welsh Daffodil On The Mountains Game

Welsh “wel” or “well” ? Wishing Well Game

____________come

vo ____________

____________ meaning

____________ thought out

____________ accomplished

tro____________

as ____________

____________ wisher

to ____________

wishing ____________

____________ acquainted

____________ fare

____________ respected

s____________tering heat

____________ington boots

s ____________

____________ set

____________ – appointed

____________der

s____________ing

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The Ol’ English Dragon

The ol’ English dragon huffed and puffed …
He wanted to go out but in the rain, his flames snuffed …
All that was left was a cloud of smoke …
And a coughing, spluttering dragon, who thought he was about to choke.

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out to the following maths problems.

stgeaorge.jpg 1/ The ol’ English dragon flapped his wings 5 times every 3 minutes – how many times did he flap his wings in one day ?

stgeaorge.jpg 2/ The ol’ English dragon ate three 2.5 kilogram bucketfuls of food every day – how much did he eat in four weeks ?

stgeaorge.jpg 3/ The ol’ English dragon’ steps were 2.8 metres long – how far did he walk if he walked 500 steps ? Give your answer in metres and kilometres.

stgeaorge.jpg 4/ The ol’ English dragon was looking for Saint George … he travelled 5 km up the mountain, 3 km along the beach, 1.5 km over the bridge and 2.9 km towards the castle. How far did he walk in total ?

stgeaorge.jpg 5/ The ol’ English dragon was fired at with 289 arrows from the castle. 92 % of them missed – how many hit him ?

stgeaorge.jpg 6/ The ol’ English dragon finally met Saint George 3 / 4 across the bridge. If the bridge measured 16 m – how far is this ?

stgeaorge.jpg 7/ Saint George had a shield that measured 75 cm x 35 cm. Work out the surface area.

stgeaorge.jpg 8/ In his fight with the ol’ English dragon, Saint George broke off 8 % his lance. If the lance originally measured 1.2 m, how much was left ?

stgeaorge.jpg 9/ To fight the ol’ English dragon, Saint George wore iron armour, which weighed 75 kilograms. If a second soldier was 15% bigger than Saint George, how much did his armour weigh ?

stgeaorge.jpg 10/ Saint George’s castle was 575% bigger than the ol’ English dragon – if the ol’ English dragon was 5.4 metres high, how high was the castle ?

stgeaorge.jpg 11/ It took Saint George four hours to roll one cannonball 25 metres. How long, therefore, would it take him to roll 100 cannonballs, 100 metres ?

stgeaorge.jpg 12/ Using Pythagoras’ theorem, work out the distance to the castle gate from the forest at the bottom of the hill if the hill was 525 metres high and the distance to the forest from the pivot of the hill was 275 metres.

pot-of-gold.jpg The Lucky Irish Lepricaun

The lucky lepricaun was the luckiest lepricaun in the world. Everything the lepricaun touched turned green. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he picked up something it inevitably turned green. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he smiled … the sun shone. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he held a pencil and wrote on paper … the writing turned green. So lucky that when he trod in the garden, the daisies all came out. The lucky lapricaun was so lucky that when he clapped his hands, there was a breath of fresh air that blew green and when he blew a kiss – it landed in a green “SPLAT !” wherever he fired it. The trees blossomed green when the lucky lepricaun looked at them and the apples grew … and grew … and grew. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he put his hat on … his hat turned around … and around and his curly hair turned green. So lucky that when he scratched his leg – his tights turned green … so lucky that when he put on his sunglasses, the sun turned green too. So did the moon and the sky and the stars. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he started cooking stew, the stew turned green and so did the pot and the kettle too. The lucky lepricaun was so lucky that when he walked down the road, he left green footprints wherever he trod. He played monopoly with the other lepricauns … when he rolled the dice, it changed its colour to green. At cards, the Ace of Diamonds turned green and so did the Jack of Spades. The lucky lepricaun was the talk of the town … everything he touched turned green – not pink, not red, not yellow, nor red, (not even mucky brown).

Spelling Activity – Look or Luck or Lock ?

Which “uck” looks right in these words – complete the gaps.

TELL THE TIME ON A C * * * *

UN * * * *Y

* * * * ED DOOR

UN * * * * ED

ST * * *

CH * * * A BALL

PL * * *ED FEATHERS

M * * *

A HEN CL* * *S

B* * * OF WOOD

READ A B * * *

L* * *, ST * * * AND BARREL

I LOST MY L* * *ET

L * * * OUT

ALICE IN WONDERLAND THROUGH THE L * * * ING GLASS

I AM L * * * ING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

                       scots.jpg The Highland Fling

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out to the following maths problems.

scots.jpg 1/ One bagpiper played 18 notes per minute, how many notes did he play in 12 hours ?

scots.jpg 2/ If 3% of these notes were of key, how many notes were played correctly ?

scots.jpg 3/ If it takes me 20 minutes to make a 1.2 litres pan of Scotch Broth, how long would it take me to make 5 litres ?

scots.jpg 4/ One eighth of the Scottish shortbread is eaten in two days. How long does the shortbread last ?

scots.jpg 5/ If three aeroplanes land at Glasgow airport every 45 minutes, how many land in one day ?

scots.jpg 6/ The bagpiper outside Edinburgh castle wears kilt that blow up in the wind once every 24 minutes. If he on watch for 6 hours, how many times does his skirt blow up ?

scots.jpg 7/ Work out the volume of a bottle of Scottish whiskey which contains enough 3.5 ml servings for 200 glasses.

scots.jpg 8/ A fisherman catches 3 Scottish salmon every fishing trip. How many fish does he catch in 100 fishing trips ? If one of the 60 cm fish suddenly becomes 26 % bigger … how big is it ?

scots.jpg 9/ It takes 2.3 metres of woollen tartan to make one Scottish tartan kilt. How much material does it take to make 25 ?

scots.jpg 10/ In one game of hopskotch, a player jumps five times and five jumps back. How many jumps does he make if he plays 25 games ?

scots.jpg 11/ 45% of the sugar steelers blow from a Scottish thistle – if there are 200 originally, how many are left ?

scots.jpg 12/ Scotch pine grows at a rate of 7.8 cm per year, how high is the tree after 15 years ?

scots.jpg 13/ A scotch egg rolled 6.8 m downstairs, 4 m across the hall, 8.1 m down the garden path, 1.2 km down the street towards town and 6 metres around a roundabout. How far did it travel in total.

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Over Dover and Under the English Channel

caf0ewk0.jpg 1/ The seagull who flew kilometres over Dover, travelled at a rate of 12 kilometres per hour. How long did it take him to travel 108 kilometres ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 2/ The seagull flew 25 kilometres over Dover. If he ascended at a rate of one kilometre every 5 minutes, how long did it take him to even out at 25 kilometres above sea – level ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 3/ The seagull flew 25 kilometres over Dover. If he descended at a rate of one kilometre every 10 minutes, how long did it take him to land ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 4/ The seagull flew over Dover ate two worms for breakfast, three bread pieces and four fish for lunch. In one month, how much did he eat ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 5/ The seagull who flew over Dover flapped his wings 37 times per minute. In one hour – how many flaps is that ? In one week ? In one month ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 6/ The mole who burrowed under the English Channel, travelled at a rate of 0.2 kilometres every hour. In one day, how far down the tunnel did he reach ? In one week ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 7/ The Channel Tunnel was 39 kilometres long – express this as a fraction.

caf0ewk0.jpg 8/ The mole who burrowed under the English Channel, ate one worm on a picnic every 0.4 kilometres. How many worms did he eat crossing the entire 39 km tunnel ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 9/ With every worm that the mole who burrowed under the English Channel ate, he drank 0.6 ml of water. How much is that in total ?

caf0ewk0.jpg 10/ The mole who burrowed under the English Channel met another mole every 0.5 kilometes – how many moles did he meet on his journey ?

caf0ewk0.jpg The Over and Over Again Quiz

Some of the “overs” were washed overboard in these words. Should the following words be over or under ?

__________ weight

__________ use

c __________

h __________

__________ boil

__________ gloss

__________ t

__________ spill

__________ go

__________ lay

__________ smooth

__________ rich

__________take

__________ look

__________ run

__________ work

__________ warm

__________ pass

__________ make

__________ governing

__________ shadow

__________ act

__________ – compensate

__________ done

__________ run

__________ shoes

__________ shoot the mark

__________ spend

__________ throw

__________ – statement

__________ paid

__________ draft

__________ blown

all __________

__________ all

__________ cast

__________ and above

__________ and __________ again

__________ burden

__________ come

__________ seas

__________ board

four leaf cl __________

caf0ewk0.jpg Blunder Under Thunder Game


__________ standing

__________ cover

__________ clothes

__________ sit

__________ go

__________ keep

__________ coat

knuckle __________

__________ down

th __________

bl __________

pl __________ ed

__________ sign

__________ paid

__________ check

__________ ground

__________ cut

__________ current

__________ growth

__________ estimate

__________ growth

__________ line

__________ hand

__________ study

__________ take

__________ lying

__________ taking

__________ taker

__________ tone

__________ value

__________ write

__________ world

__________water

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Stopping Off At The Eifel Tower – The French Restaurant Mathematics Quiz

1/ Stacked on the shelves, the French Restaurant had 100 cans of haricot, broad and butter beans in a ratio of 2 : 3 : 5. How many did it have of each ?

2/ The waiter in the French restaurant folded 150 serviettes, but 15% of them became unfolded again. How many remained folded ?

3/ The French restaurant owner bought 25 cans of beans, each costing £0.75. How much change did he receive from £20.00 ?

4/ The French restaurant had 15 tables which sat six people at each table. Each person paid £20 for their meal, so how much profit did the restaurant owner make in one night ?

5/ The waitress at the French Restaurant spent 7.5 minutes serving one table – how long did it take her to serve 100 tables ?

6/ The French restaurant was only serving 85 % of the 200 meals on it’s menu – how many is that ?

7/ The chef at the French restaurant made a 10 litre pan of French onion soup – he served 40 customers with a 1.75 mls dish. How much did he have left in the pan ?

8/ The French restaurant made 3 jars of coffee using 150 coffee beans, how many beans did he have left in the bag which originally contained 1000 cocoa beans ?

9/ The chef at the French restaurant had a chef’s hat which made him 52 cm higher. If he was originally 168 cm tall – how high was he when he was wearing his hat ?

10/ The French restaurant owner paid £0.99 for one loaf, so how much change did he have left from £20.00 after buying 15 ?

11/ The French restaurant served 15 slices of cake one lunchtime. Each customer ate three slices – so how many customers ate cake ?

12/ The French restaurant had a selection of 70 other cakes on display – eclairs, gateau and profiteroles in a ratio of 1 : 2 : 4. How many of each were there ?

13/ The French restaurant served 4 / 5 ths of the gateau – so how much was left ?

14/ The French restaurant served 27 scoops of ice – cream from a 2 litre carton that contained 100 scoops – how many were left ?

15/ The French restaurant owner spent 3 hours cleaning, 6 hours preparing food and 12 hours stacking shelves. Express this as a ratio. How much time did he have left in one day ?

16/ The French restaurant served four different types of soup – mushroom, pea and lentil. If 25 bowls of mushroom, 50 bowls of pea and 75 bowls of lentil were served –

a) What fraction served was mushroom ?
b) What percentage was pea ?
c) What decimal was lentil ?
d) Express the types of soup served as a ratio.

17/ The French restaurant served a selection of hot drinks – 40 cups of tea, 88 coffee and 112 milk chocolate.

a) What percentage served was tea ?
b) What fraction was coffee ?
c) What decimal was milk chocolate ?
d) Express the types of drinks served as a ratio.

18/ The French waitress filled the 25 sugar bowls. Each sugar bowl contained 150 grams of sugar. How much was left in 10 one kilo bags of sugar ?

19/ The French restaurant served 150 slices of cake with cream at an additional cost of £0.25. Normally, cake sold for £2.25 – so how much extra did the restaurant owner
make by selling cream ?

20/ The French restaurant served mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and relish sauce in a ratio of 3 : 6 : 9 – if he served 180 sachets, how many of each were served ?

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Been ? or Bean ?

he has _______ there

haricot _______

runner _______

where have you _______ ?

full of _______ s

black _______

_______ feast

broad _______

butter _______

_______ bag

_______ pole

kidney _______

cocoa _______

pinto _______

jumping _______

soya _______

string _______

_______ stalk

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

caf0ewk0.jpg Italian Spaghetti

If a piece of Italian spaghetti stretched from London to Paris (120km), then to Rome (520 km), then from Rome to Athens in Greece (150 km), then from Athens to Moscow (1560 km) then from Moscow to Bombay (2060 km) then from Bombay to Perth in Australia (8 000 km), how far was the piece of spaghetti ?

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Mister Maracas From Marakech

Mister Maracas from Marakech,
Was playing his favourite game – of course, chess.
But every time that he moved the King,
He started to dance with a fantastic swing.
The pawn quickly joined in too …
Around the chess board, the Bishop flew.
It must have been Mister Maracas’s beat,
That made the Queen stomp her feet …
Of course, it was Mister Maracas’ maracas
That made the chess board miraculously crackers …
When Mister Maracas started to quiver …
The chess board also started to shiver …
There’d never been such a hullabaloo …
As when the Bishop joined in too !
Mister Maracas from Marakech,
Brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our address …
Mrs. Overthegardenwall (next door) was soon seen bopping on the floor.
On the roof, even the birds joined in …
Their shaking maracas made a helluva din !
Mister Maracas shook everything about,
Even the worms in the garden came crawling out.

caf0ewk0.jpg Mister Maracas’s Marvellous “Mar”s Words

___ ___ ___ athon

___ ___ ___ ket

___ ___ ___ ch

___ ___ ___ auding

___ ___ ___ ginal

___ ___ ___ ine

___ ___ ___ ital

___ ___ ___ ked

___ ___ ___ riage

___ ___ ___ oon

___ ___ ___ ry

___ ___ ___ sh

___ ___ ___ tial

___ ___ ___ vellous

___ ___ ___ shal

___ ___ ___ tinet

___ ___ ___ ketplace

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Mister Maracas’s Miraculous Maracas Maths Quiz

1/ Ole !! Mister Maracas from Marakech, could shake his maracas 55 times in one minute – how often is that in one hour ? He had three in one hand and four in another – express this as a fraction.

2/ Mister Maracas from Marakech had 48 sets of maracas – blue, red, yellow and green in a ratio of 1 : 5 : 8 : 10.

a) How many of each colour is that ?
b) What fraction of the maracas were blue ?
c) What decimal of the maracas were red ?
d) What percentage of the maracas were yellow ?
e) What fraction was yellow and green ?

3/ Mister Maracas from Marakech, played his maracas twice as long as he played his guitar … he played his guitar three times as long as the drums and he played the drums four times as long as he played the castanets, which he played for 12 minutes. How long did he play the maracas ? Express your answer in minutes and hours.

4/ Mister Maracas from Marakech, practised for 25 minutes on Monday, 35 minutes on Tuesday, 45 minutes on Wednesday, 55 minutes on Thursday and one and a half hours on Friday. How long is that in one week ? Express your answer in minutes and hours.

5/ Mister Maracas from Marakech, danced salsa, flamenco and the hokey cokey for 8 hours non – stop in a ratio of 2 : 3 : 5.

a) How long did he spend dancing each dance ?
b) What fraction of the time did he spend dancing salsa ?
c) What decimal of the time did he spend dancing flamenco ?
d) What percentage of the time did he spend dancing hokey cokey ?

6/ Hola !!! Mister Maracas from Marakech, danced for 45 minutes on the dancefloor, 55 minutes on the stage, two and a half hours on the chair and 15 minutes on the balcony.

a) How long did he dance in total ? Express your answer in minutes and hours.
b) What fraction of the time did he spend dancing on the dancefloor ?
c) What decimal of the time did he spend dancing on stage ?
d) What percentage of the time did he spend dancing on a chair and balcony ?

7/ Mister Maracas from Marakech, wore a pink shirt on Mondays, a blue shirt on Tuesday and Wednesday and a green shirt on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Express this as a ratio.

8/ Mister Maracas from Marakech, drank 6 Pina Colada, 18 cocoa colas, 9 Hawaiian pineapple drinks.

a) Express this as a ratio.
b) What fraction of his drinks were Pina Colada ?
c) What decimal of his drinks were cokes ?
d) What percentage of his drinks were Hawaiian pineapple drinks ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

caf0ewk0.jpg A Tour To Egypt – The Caramel Camel and the Peppermint Pyramid

There once was a camel, unlike any other mammal,
Because he was made from caramel.
His tail was a chocolate flake, which melted in the hot Sun as he baked.
His hump was hand – made,
Actually it was full of lemonade.
His fur was so sugar coated … when he paddled in the lake, he floated !
Every day, he walked past a pyramid, which he took a nibble of,
Of course, being made from peppermint,
It was the tastiest scoff, made of sugary stuff.
The honeycomb tombs, were a Temple of Doom,
With so many golden gobstoppers they filled the room.
The toffee treasure was too much to measure.
Feasting on treacle, the caramel camel had never had this much pleasure.
With all the sherbert dust from the dessert, the camel often developed a thirst.
But, of course, being made from caramel, he had to be weighed and put into a bag first !

caf0ewk0.jpg The Confectionary Shop Game
Can you fill in the gaps to guess what the sweet should be ?

bonb __ __

pepperm__nt

caram__l

s__erbert

to__fee

syru __

tr__cle

hon__ycomb

no__gat

chocol__te

gobstoppe__s

chewing g__m

liqouri__e

Sugary Problem – Solving

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.

1/ The caramel camel had £5 to spend. He bought four caramels at 25 pence each, a bag of sherbert costing £1.25 and three gobstoppers at 10 pence each – how much did he have left ?

2/ The caramel camel bought ten nougats at 25 pence each – how much did he spend ?

3/ The caramel camel had 400 sweets – he ate one quarter … gave another quarter to charity – how much did he have left a) as a fraction of the original amount b) as a percentage c) as a number ?

4/ The caramel camel ate 5 sweets per minute – in 2 and a half hours – how many sweets did he eat ?

5/ He shared the 600 sweets in another bag between the Mummy, the Egyptian Queen and the Sphynx in a ratio of 1 : 2 : 5 – how many sweets did each get ?

6/ Each sweet weighed 3 grams – there were 1000 sweets, but he ate 48 – in kilograms, what did the remaining sweets weigh ?

7/ The caramel camel bought ten peppermints costing 75 pence each, one bar of chocolate costing £1.50 and three 10 pence each.
a) How much did he spend ?
b) How much change did he have from £10. 00 ? Show your working out.

8/ The camel ate 75% of his chewing gum – which contained 15 sticks of gum.
a) How many did he eat ?
b) How many did he have left. Show your working out.

9/ The confectionary shop was selling 25% bigger chocolate bars. The original bars weighed 250 grams and contained 40 squares of chocolate. How big was the new chocolate bar
a) In weight
b) In size ? Show your working out.

10/ The caramel camel gave each of the 215 lizards one sweet each … then he ate another 50 himself … he shared the remainder between 4 Egyptian mummies. From a bag of 500 sweets,
a) How many did the lizards eat ?
b) How many did each Egyptian mummy receive ?

11/ The bag of sherbert

Writing Exercise
Imagine you were a caramel camel – what would be the good and bad things about being made from caramel ? Write a 500 word passage about it.

The Great Chinese Take – Away

1/ The cook at the great Chinese take – away chopped 50 onions – each onion weighed 45 grams, but he threw away 10 %. How much of the total weight of onions was wasted ?

2/ The waitress at the great Chinese take – away took away from each of the 45 tables 4 plates, dishes, forks, knives and spoons. Express this as a ratio. How many items in total were taken away by the waitress ? What fraction of the total crockery and utensils were forks ? What decimal of the total crockery and utensils were spoons ?

3/ The great Chinese take – away opened from 9.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. Without one hour for lunch, how long was it open ?

4/ The great Chinese take – away threw away 30 empty cans, 25 newspapers and 67 plastic forks every day. How many items is that in one week ?

5/ The great Chinese take – away, served 450 customers with portions of Chinese prawn crackers – each portion had 75 crackers, but there were only 45% eaten. How many were left ?

6/ The great Chinese take – away had £500 takings in the till at the end of the day, but a thief came and took 40% – how much was left ?

7/ The chef at the great Chinese take – away, he dropped one – fifth of the 50 pancakes he made every day – how many pancakes were wasted in one week ?

8/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away made a pan of hot soup, he spooned one scoop into 10 dishes. If the ten dishes were 10 %, how many scoops did one pan contain ?

9/ The chef at the great Chinese take – away used 250 tomatoes, but 30% were rotten when he opened the crate – how many were left ?

10/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away opened 25 cans of mushrooms, each should have contained 50 mushrooms, but he dropped 15%. How many were
left ?

11/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away opened a 150 g tin of Chinese prawns, he threw away 25 g in juice. What fraction of the can was this ?

12/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away served 100 won ton on a plate – but 5% of them were eaten quickly and another 5% fell onto the floor. How many were left ?

13/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away served 150 kebabs on a plate – 35 of them were eaten in 10 minutes, 50 of them in 20 minutes and a further 30 in 30 minutes. How many did this leave after 30 minutes ?

14/ When the chef at the great Chinese take – away opened there was a queue of 500 people ! He only had 25 tables, each could seat 6 people – how many people had to wait ?

15/ The chef at the great Chinese took a holiday for 2 weeks every Summer, one week in Spring and three weeks in Winter. What fraction of the year is this ? Express this also as a decimal and percentage.

A Second Take

Some of the letters in these words have been taken away, too ! Add “take” to these words and phrases to complete these spellings.

___ ___ ___ ing

___ ___ ___ ___ – over

___ ___ ___ ___ away

___ ___ ___ ___ – off

___ ___ ___ ___ in

___ ___ ___ ___ out

___ ___ ___ ___ to task

___ ___ ___ ___ r

___ ___ ___ ___ notice of

___ ___ ___ ___ to pieces

___ ___ ___ ___ up

___ ___ ___ ___ n

mis ___ ___ ___ ___ n

___ ___ ___ ___ action

___ ___ ___ ___ leave

___ ___ ___ ___ over bid

___ ___ ___ ___ upon oneself

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

The Greatest Ever Himalayan Challenge

1/ If it took Sherpa Tensig one hour to climb 3.5 km, how long did it take him to climb 120 km up Everest ?

2/ If the Yeti roared at a rate of four roars per minute, how many times did he roar in one week ?

3/ If one Sherpa could carry 7 kilograms 30 metres, how many stops did he make in carrying it 300 metres ?

4/ If a trekker passed 3 monasteries in 8 km, how many km did he walk to pass 15 ?

5/ If a trekker stopped for a cup of tea and a biscuit every 2.8 km, how many cups of tea did he eat in an 800 km trek ? Give your answer to two decimal places.

6/ Work out the weight of a trekker’s rucksack, if it contained the following items :

1 map book weighing
1 flask weighing
1 pair of shoes weighing
1 pair of socks weighing
1 compass weighing

7/ If the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 8 hours (which is a distance of 120 km), how far does the bus travel in 24 hours ?

8/ If the bus from Kathmandu carries 60 people, how many trips would it have to make to carry 660 people ?

9/ In the Buddhist monastery of Lumbini, there are are 10 920 prayer flags. These are red, yellow, blue and green in a ratio of 1 : 2 : 4 : 7. How many of each colour are
there ?

10/ If a Tibetan monk prays for 20 minutes three times a day, how long does he spend praying in 6 weeks ? Give your answer in minutes and hours.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Indian Take Away

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out to the following maths problems :

1/ The greatest ever Indian take away served food from 6.30 until 12.30 p.m. How long is this ?

2/ The chef at the greatest ever Indian take away made 450 onion bhajis – but only 85% were bought by customers. How many were left ?

3/ The greatest ever Indian take away made a samosa, but the mouse came and nibbled one fifth. If the samosa was 4.5 cm long – how long was it after it was eaten by the mouse ?

4/ To make one pan of rice, the chef at the greatest ever Indian take away needed 4 packets of dried rice and 2 litres of water. One third of the water boiled away – so how much was left ?

5/ When the chef at the greatest ever Indian take away went to the supermaket, the packets of dried rice had 25 % off. Each should have cost £1.99 and he wanted to make 15 pans – how much did he pay ?

6/ The greatest ever Indian take away home – delivered 35% of the 500 meals it made in one weekend. How many meals is that ?

7/ The greatest ever Indian take away made 700 snacks for a wedding. 14% of them were served as starters. How many were left ?

8/ The chef at the greatest ever Indian take away made 45 less naan breads on Monday than he made on Tuesday when he made 150. How many naan breads did he make on Monday ? On Thursday he made twice as many naan breads as he made on Tuesday and on Friday he made 75 less than Tuesday. How many naan breads did he make on Friday ?

9/ The greatest ever Indian take away made a jug of lassi with three bananas, 1.5 litres of milk and 1 litre of yoghurt. a) Express this as a ratio. b) What was the total volume of the liquid ? (assuming that one mashed banana had a volume of 50 ml) c) If he served three 200 ml glases of lassi – how much did he have left ?

10/ The chef at the greatest ever Indian take away made a 5 litre pan of chicken tikka masala. He served 20 customers with a 75 ml dish. How much did he have left in the pan ?

11/ The chef at the Indian take away started with 200 poppodoms, but 15% of them broke into crumbs. How many did he have left ?

12/ The chef at the Indian take away folded 250 serviettes. He put one on each table. There were 25 tables, each seated 5 people. How many serviettes did he have left ?

13/ The chef at the Indian take away put away 60 of the 240 glasses into the cupboard. How many glasses were left on the tables ?

14/ The chef at the Indian take away had 250 knives, 250 forks and 250 spoons. He set each of the 5 places on the 25 tables with one of each – how many utensils in total did he have left ?

15/ The waiter at the Indian take away washed and ironed 500 tablecoths, then he laid the 25 tables – how many tablecloths dd he have left in the cupboard ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

The Australian Wonga Wonga Bird

The Australian Wonga Wonga bird didn’t like spelling at all,
In fact, whenever the bell rang in his English class,
He headed off down the hall.
The Australian Wonga Wonga bird has the funniest song,
He gives a cry “Wonga ! Wonga !” whenever the answers are wrong.

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out to the following maths problems.

Make the sound of the Wonga Wonga bird when the question is wrong … If the answer is right, put a tick … (The correct answers are given below).

1/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird sat on a branch with 4 cockateels, 6 parrots and 8 budgerigars. As a ratio, this is : 1 : 4 : 6 : 10.

2/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird ate 1.2 kg of bird seed every day. In three weeks, that is 7.86 kilograms.

3/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird crowed 18 times in the morning, 26 times in the afternoon, 15 times in the evening and 20 times at night. In total that is
79 crows.

4/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird lives in the North Western part of the JUNGEL. Is this the correct spelling ?

5/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird knocks off 4 coconuts every three hours from the coconut tree where he sits. In one week, that is 212 coconuts in total.

6/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird flaps his wings 7 times in 5 minutes. In one hour, he flaps his wings 84 times in total.

7/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird flies at a speed of 2.5 km per hour. Therefore, it takes him 5 hours to travel 7.5 km.

8/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird can carry three fish in his beak at once, it takes him 10 trips to carry 90.

9/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird catches fish by the RIVERSSIDE. Is this the correct spelling ?

10/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird almost gets bitten by a crocodile ! which plucks two of his feathers – if he had 22 feathers in total, to begin, and was bitten by the crocodile four times, he would have fourteen feathers left.

11/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird hears a snake hiss and runs away, frightened that he will get bitten ! He runs 1.3 km down the riverside, 0.8 km across the bridge, 2.7 km through the jungle. In total, he travels 5.8 km.

12/ The Australian Wonga Wonga bird has a bird’s eye view of the jungle from the top of the coconut tree. In one square km of jungle, there are 55 coconut trees. Therefore, there are 650 trees in twelve kilometres.

The Flight of The Australian Wonga Wonga Bird

The Australian Wonga Wonga bird has flown away from these words. Add “bird” to complete the spelling.

___ ___ ___ ___ table

___ ___ ___ ___ nest

___ ___ ___ ___ box

___ ___ ___ ___ seed

___ ___ ___ ___ call

___ ___ ___ ___ ‘s eye view

___ ___ ___ ___ bath

golf ___ ___ ___ ___ ie

___ ___ ___ ___ of paradise

___ ___ ___ ___ in the hand

a little ___ ___ ___ ___ told me

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

In Antarctica – My Igloo Has A Hole In It’s Roof

My igloo has a hole in it’s roof – I don’t know what to do … the Sun came out and before long, a big puddle had melted and you could see right through. Eskimos often have this problem … a hole in the roof and such like. Before long, as the hole got bigger and bigger … the roof started to fall apart. I guess this is what happens – when you have a big igloo too small and all of your fishing tackle pokes right through the wall like a spike. My igloo has a hole in it’s roof … perhaps the sea lion can help – “Bring some of the fish – and put them in a dish” – their sticky scales might stick. My igloo has a hole in the roof … perhaps a leaf or two … a few twigs, a brick and a stick will help it stick like glue. My igloo has a hole in the roof … where I can see the sky. I can even see birds overhead flying right on by. My igloo has a hole in the roof – one of the tiles has fallen off. Now I can see – the deep, blue sea. My igloo has a hole in the roof … where the smoke from the chimney bellows through. Outdie my igloo are my winter boots, I leave them there on the floor … but soon, of course they become frozen, as the wind blows in through the door.

Eskimo ” OO ” Spelling Game

Fill the hole in the words to fill the hole in the eskimo’s roof

sp _ _ n
s _ _ n
m _ _ n
cr _ _n
b _ _ m
bl _ _ m
r _ _ m
p _ _ dle

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

The Great Mexican Take – Away

1/ There were 12 faijitas on a plate – 3 / 4 were eaten – how many were left ?

2/ Advocadoes cost £1.20 each. The chef bought 5 but he only had £5.00 to pay – did he have enough and how much more did he need or not have ?

3/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant bought 500 chilli peppers, but he dropped 15% of them – how many did he have left ?

4/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant bought 10 cans of red kidney beans to make a chilli priced £0.75 each. He calculated the price, then at the till he was told that they were 15% off. How much was the price reduction ?

5/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant served three customers with a 150 ml glass of wine each. If the bottle could hold 5 litres of wine, how much did he have left ?

6/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant folded 205 serviettes and set 10 tables with 4 chairs. How many serviettes were left in the cupboard ?

7/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant took 3 minutes to wash one plate until he had a dishwasher which saved him 2 hours. If he had 500 plates to wash – how much time could he now do the washing up ?

8/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant had 500 knives, forks and spoons until he lost 16%. How many utensils did he have left ?

9/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant bought 7 lettuces for £1.25 each – how much change did he have left from £20.00 ?

10/ The chef at the Mexican restaurant made 24 tortilla wraps, but 4% fell off the plate. How many were left ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Welsh Daffodil Answers :
welcome
vowel
well meaning
well thought out
well accomplished
trowel
as well
well wisher
towel
wishing well
well acquainted
welfare
well respected
sweltering heat
Wellington boots
swell
well set
well – appointed
welder
swelling

The Ol’ English Dragon Answers :
1/ 24 x 60 / 3 x 5 = 2400
2/ 3 x 2.5 x 7 x 4 = 210 kg
3/ 500 x 2.8 = 1400 m = 1.4 km
4/ 5 + 3 + 1.5 + 2.9 = 12.4 km
5/ 289 – (289 / 100 x 92 = 265.88) = 23.12 arrows hit
6/ 16 / 4 x 3 = 12 m
7/ 75 x 35 = 2625 square metres
8/ 120 – (120 / 100 x 8 = 9.6) = 110.4 cm
9/ 75 + (75 / 100 x 15 = 11.25) = 86.25 kilograms
10/ 5.4 x 5 + (5.4 / 100 x 75 = 4.05) = 31.05 metres
11/ First work out how long it would take to roll one cannonbal, 100 metres, then multiply the quantity of cannonballs. ie 4 hours quadrupled = 16 hours x 100 = 160 hours
C
12/ 525 A B AB 2 + AC 2 = BC 2 = (275 x 275) + (525 x 525) = BC 2 = 75, 625 + 275, 625 = 351, 250 square rooted = 592.66 m
275

Lucky Irish Lepricaun Answers :
clock
unlucky
locked door
unlocked
stock
chuck
plucked feathers
muck
a hen clucks
block of wood
read a book
lock, stock and barrel
I lost my locket
look – out
Alice in Wonderland through the Looking Glass
I am looking forward to Christmas

Highland Fling Answers :
1/ 18 x 12 = 216
2/ 216 – (216 / 100 x 3 = 6.48) = 209.52
3/ 5 / 1.2 x 20 = 83.3 mins
4/ 8 x 2 = 16 days
5/ 24 x 60 / 45 x 3 = 96
6/ 6 x 60 / 24 = 15
7/ 3.5 x 200 = 700
8/ a) 3 x 100 = 300 b) 60 + (60 / 100 x 26 = 15.6) = 75.6
9/ 2.3 x 25 = 57.5
10/ 25 x 10 = 250
11/ 200 – (200 / 100 x 45) = 110
12/ 7.8 x 15 = 117
13/ (0.68 + 0.4 + 0.81+ 0.6) + 1.2 = 3. 69

Over Dover Answers
Answers :
1/ 108 / 12 = 9
2/ 25 x 5 = 125 minutes = 125 / 60 = 2 hours 8 minutes
3/ 25 x 10 = 250 minutes = 250 / 60 = 4 hours and 16 minutes
4/ worms 2 x 30 = 60 – bread pieces 3 x 30 = 90 – fish 4 x 30 = 120
5/ 37 x 60 = 2 , 220 ; 2 , 220 x 7 = 15, 540 ; 15, 540 x 4 = 62, 160
6/ 0.2 x 24 = 4.8 kilometres 4.8 x 7 = 33.6 kilometres
7/ 33.6 / 39 = 11.2 / 13
8/ 39 / 0.4 = 97.5
9/ 0.6 x 97.5 = 58.5 ml
10/ 39 / 0.5 = 78

Answers : overweight ; Over use ; cover ; hover ; over boil ; Over gloss ; Overt ; Overspill ; Over go ; Over lay ; Over smooth ; Over rich ; Overtake ; Over look ; Over run ; Over work ; Over warm
Overpass ; Overmake ; governing ; overshadow ; overact ; over – compensate ; over done ; over run ; over shoes ; overshoot the mark ; overspend ; over throw ; over – statement ; overpaid ; overdraft ; overblown ; all over ; overall ; over cast ; over and above ; over and over again ; over burden ; overcome ; overseas ; overboard ; four leaf clover

Answers : understanding ; undercover ; underclothes ; undersit ; undergo ; underkeep ; undercoat ; knuckle under ; underdown ; thunder ; blunder ; plundered ; undersign ; underpaid ; undercheck ;
underground ; undercut ; undercurrent ; undergrowth ; underestimate ; undegrowth ; underline ; underhand ; understudy ; undertake ; underlying ; undertaking ; undertaker ; undertone ; undervalue ; underwrite ; underworld ; underwater

Answers : he has been there ; haricot bean ; runner bean ; where have you been ? ; full of beans ; black bean ; bean feast ; broad bean ; butter bean ; bean bag ; bean pole ; kidney bean ; cocoa bean ; pinto bean ; jumping bean ; soya bean ; string bean ; beanstalk

Italian Spagheti : 12, 410 km

Mr Maracas Answers :
1/ 55 x 60 = 3 300 b) 3 / 4
2/ a) One part = 48 / 24 = 2 Therefore blue, red, yellow and green 2 : 10 : 16 : 20 b) 10 / 48 = 5 / 24 c) 16 / 48 = 0.33 r d) 16 + 20 = 36 / 48 = 3 / 4
3/ 12 x 4 x 3 x 2 = 288 min / 60 = 4.8 hours
4/ 25 + 35 + 45 + 55 + 30 = 160 mins / 60 = 2.6 r hours
5/ a) One part = 8 x 60 = 480 minutes / (2 + 3 + 5 = 10) = 48 minutes. Therefore, 96 : 144 : 240
5/ b) 96 / 480 = 1/ 5th
5/ c) 144 / 480 = 0.3
5/ d) 240 / 480 = 50 %
6/ a) 45 + 55 + (60 x 2.5) + 15 = 265 mins / 60 = 4.41 hours
6/ b) 45 / 265 = 9 / 53
6/ c) 55 / 265 = 0.207
6/ d) 150 / 265 = 30 / 53 = 56.6 %
7/ pink : blue : green 1 : 2 : 3
8/ a) Pina Colada : Cocoa colas : Hawaiian pineapple drinks = 6 : 9 : 18 = 2 : 3 : 6.
8/ b) 9 / 33 = 3 / 11 ths
8/ c) 18 / 33 = 0.54
8/ d) 9 / 33 = 0.272 = 27.2 %

Egypt – Answers :

1/ One part = 2 + 3 + 5 = 10 20 : 30 : 50

2/ 150 – (150 / 100 x 15 = 22.5) = 127.5 = 128

3/ £20 – (25 x £0.75 = £18.75) = £1.25

4/ 20 x (15 x 6 = 90) = 1800

5/ 7.5 x 100 = 750 mins / 60 = 12.5 hours

6/ 200 / 100 x 85 = 170

7/ 10 000 – (40 x 1.75 = 70) = 9 , 930

8/ 1000 – (3 x 150 = 450) = 550

9/ 168 + 52 = 220 cm

10/ 20.00 – (15 x £0.99 = 14.85) = £5.15

11/ 15 / 3 = 5

12/ One part = 1 + 2 + 4 = 10 Therefore 10 : 20 : 40

13/ one – fifth

14/ 100 – 27 = 73

15/ a) 3 : 6 : 12 = 1 : 2 : 4 b) 24 – (3 + 6 + 12 = 21) = 3 hours

16/ a) 25 / 150 = 1 / 6th
b) 33 %
c) 0.5
d) 25 : 50 : 75 = 1 : 2 : 3

17/ a) 16.6 %
b) 88 / 240 – 11 / 60 ths
c) 112 / 240 = 0.46 r
d) 40 : 88 : 112 = 5 : 11 : 14

18/ 10 000 – (150 x 25 = 3750) = 6250 g

19/ (£2.50 x 150) – (£2.25 x 150) = £375 – £337.50 = £37.50

20/ One part = 180 / (3 + 6 + 9 = 18) = 10 Therefore 30 : 60 : 90

Egypt- Game 1 Answers
bonbon
peppermint
caramel
sherbert
toffee
syrup
treacle
honeycomb
nougat
chocolate
gobstoppers
chewing gum
liqourice

Game 2 Answers
1/ Exchange into pence : 500 – ((4 x 25) + 125 + (3 x 10)) = 500 – (100 + 125 + 30) = 500 – 255 = 245

2/ 10 x 25 = 250 p = £ 2.50

3/ 400 – ((400 / 4) x2) = 200 a) 1/2 b) 50% c) 200

4/ 60 + 60 + 30 = 150 minutes x 5 = 750

5/ 600 / (1 + 2 + 5 = 8) = 75 (which is one share) = 75 : (2 x 75) : (5 x 75 ) : 75 : 150 : 375

6/ 1000 – 48 x 3 = 2 856 grams = 2.856 kg

7/ 1 0000 – ((75 x 10) + 150 + (3 x 10) = 1000 – 930
a) £9.30
b) 70 pence

8/ a) 15 / 100 x 75 = 11.25 b ) 15 – 11.75 = 3.75

9/ a) original amount + extra = 250 + (250 / 100 x 25) = 250 + 62.5 = 312.5 g
b) original amount + extra = 40 + (40 / 100 x 25) = 40 + 10 – 50

10/ a) 215
b) 500 – (215 + 50) = 58.75
4

Chinese Take Away Answers :

1/ 50 x 45 = 2250 – (2250 / 100 x 10 = 225) = 2025

2/ ) 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 b) 45 x 4 x 5 = 900 c) 180 / 900 = 18 / 90 d ) 180 / 900 = 0.2

3/ 10 – 1 = 9 hours

4/ (30 + 25 + 67 = 122) x 7 = 854

5/ 75 x 450 = 33 750 – (33 750 / 100 x 45) = 33 750 – 15187.5 = 18562.5

6/ 500 – (500 / 100 x 40) = 500 – 200 = £300

7/ 50 / 5 = 10 x 7 = 70 pancakes

8/ 100 spoonfuls

9/ 250 – (250 / 100 x 30) = 250 – 75 = 175 tomatoes

10/ 25 x 50 – (25 x 50 / 100 x 15) = 1250 – 187.5 = 1062.5 mushrooms

11/ 25 / 150 = 1/ 6 th

12/ 100 – 10 = 90

13/ 150 – (35 + 50 + 30 = 115) = 35

14/ 500 – (25 x 6 = 150) = 350

15/ a) (2 + 1 + 3) / 52 = 6 / 52 = 3 / 26 ths b) 0.115 c) 11 %

Answers : taking ; take over ; take away ; take off ; take in ; take out ; take to task ; taker ; take notice of ; take to pieces ; take up ; taken ; mistaken ; take action ; take leave ; take over bid ; take upon oneself

The Greatest Ever Himalayan Challenge Answers
1/ 120 / 3.5 = 34.2 hours
2/ Minutes per week x roaring rate = (60 x 24 x 7 = 10 080) x 4 = 40 320
3/ 300 / 30 = 10
4/ 15 / 3 = 5 x 8 = 40 km
5/ 800 / 2.8 = 285.71
6/ 4.7
7/ (24 / 8 = 3) x 120 = 360 km
8/ 660 / 60 = 11
9/ 10 920 / 14 = 780 therefore, 780 : 1560 : 3120 : 5460
10/ 20 x 3 x 7 x 6 = 2520 m / 60 = 42 hours

Indian Take Away Answers :
1/ 6 hours
2/ 450 – (450 / 100 x 85) = 450 – 382.5 = 67.5
3/ 4.5 – (4.5 / 5) = 4.5 – 0.9 = 3.6 cm
4/ 2000 – (2000 / 3) = 2000 – 666.66 r = 1333.334 mls
5/ 15 x £1.99 = £29.85 – (29.95 / 100 x 25 = 7.46) = £22.39
6/ 500 – (500 / 100 x 35) = 500 – 175 = 325
7/ 700 – (700 / 100 x 14) = 700 – 98 = 602
8/ a) 150 – 45 = 105 b) 150 x 2 – 75 = 225 naan breads
9/ a) 3 : 1.5 : 1 b) (3 x 50) + 1.5 + 1 = 4 litres c) 4000 – 600 = 3 400 mls
10/ 5000 – (20 x 75) = 5000 – 1500 = 3500 mls
11/ 200 – (200 / 100 x 15) = 200 – 30 = 170 poppodoms
12/ 250 – (25 x 5 = 125) = 125 serviettes
13/ 240 – 60 = 180 glasses
14/ 3 x (250 – (25 x 5) = 125) = 375 utensils
15/ 500 – 25 = 475

Australian Wonga ! Wonga ! Answers :
bird table
bird nest
bird box
bird seed
bird call
bird’s eye view
bird bah
golf birdie
bird of paradise
bird in the hand
a little bird told me

Answers :
1/ Wonga ! 1 : 4 : 6 : 8
2/ Wonga ! 1.2 x 7 x 3 = 8.76 kg
3/ 18 + 26 + 15 + 20 = 79
4/ Wonga ! jungle
5/ Wonga ! 24 x 7 / 3 x 4 = 224
6/ 12 x 7 = 84
7/ Wonga ! 7.5 / 2.5 = 3 hours
8/ Wonga ! 90 / 10 = 9 – it would take three times this (30 trips)
9/ Wonga ! riverside
10/ 22 – (2 x 4 = 8) = 14
11/ Wonga ! 1.3 + 0.8 + 2.7 = 4.8 km
12/ Wonga ! 55 x 12 = 660

Antarctic Answers: spoon, soon; moon, croon; boom, bloom ; room ; poodle ;

Mexican take – Away Answers :
1/ 12 – (12 / 4 x 3 = 9) = 3

2/ £5.00 – (5 x £1.20 = £6) = £1

3/ 500 – (250 / 100 x 15) = 500 – 375 = 125

4/ £7.50 – (£7.50 /100 x 15 = £1.12) = £6.38

5/ 500 – (3 x 150) = 50 mls

6/ 205 – 40 = 165

7/ 500 x 3 = 150 – 120 = 30 minutes

8/ 500 – (500 / 100 x 16) = 420

9/ £20.00 – (£1.25 x 7) = £20.00 – 8.75 = £11.25

10/ 24 – (24 / 100 x 24 = 5.76) = 18.24

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