**The natterjack toad never stopped nattering. He could natter all day.
The natterjack toad chattered about everything,
As he was going on his way.**

**Nattering
Nattering
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Nattering Mathematics Quiz**

**1/ The natterjack toad nattered for 15 hours on Monday, 20 minutes on Tueday, 1 hour 20 minutes on Wednesday, 30 minutes on Thursday, 25 minutes on Friday, 40 minutes on Saturday and 10 minutes on Sunday. How much did he natter all week ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**2/ The natterjack toad nattered non – stop to the frog for five times as long as he chatted to the newt. If he nattered to the newt for 20 minutes – how long did he natter to the frog ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**3/ The natterjack toad nattered non – stop at a rate of 25 words per minute ! In 1 hour and 20 minutes – how many words did he natter ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**4/ The natterjack toad nattered to three frogs at the shops, four toads at the bus – stop, five newts at the market and six tadpoles at the gate. How many creatures did he natter to ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**5/ When the natterjack toad nattered about the weather, the temperature rose non – stop from 24 to 50 degrees Celcius – how much of an increase is that ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**6/ When natterjack toad nattered about food non – stop three quarters of the fruit fell out of the fruit bowl. There were originally 6 bananas, 5 oranges, 4 apples, 3 pears and 2 advocados on the fruit bowl. So how many pieces are there now ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**7/ When the natterjack toad nattered about knitting, the scarf he was making grew non – stop at a rate of 3 cm / 10 minutes. How long did it take for the scarf to be 150 cm long ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**8/ When the natterjack toad nattered about the garden … suddenly the flowers started to grow non – stop. In fact, they grew at a rate of 4.5 cm per hour. If they were originally, 2.7 cm tall, how long were they after 8 hours ? Soon, there were 20 times as many daffodils. If there were 15 daffodils to begin, how many after the natterjack toad nattered them more ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**9/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about what was in the newspaper, the pages turned non – stop from page 2 to page 78. How many pages is that ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**10/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about fishing, he caught 15 times more fish non – stop. Originally, he had 45 fish. So how many did he have now ? b) Not only that but the 65 cm perch in his net grew by 12%. How big did it become ? Write a mathematical equation to show your working out.**

**11/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about shopping, the prices dropped by 25 %. A £25.99 coat now cost how much ? A £39.99 pair of boots now cost how much ? A £49.99 new washing machine now cost how much ?**

**12/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about cricket, he scored 7 times as many hits than the 35 he originally scored. How many did he score now ?**

**13/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about bird – watching, he saw three times as many birds. On Monday he saw 108 birds – how many birds did he see on Tuesday ? They were seagulls, sparrows, magpies, jackdaws and blue tits in a ratio of 1: 2 : 3 : 5 : 7. How many of each type of bird was there on the bird table ?**

**14/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about his maths homework, he solved his algebra problems non – stop ! Originally, his maths homework took 2 hours and 50 minutes, now it took 16% less. How long did it now take ? He nattered so much that his 200 questions increased by 45%. How many questions were there now ?**

**15/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about music, he sang 5 times as many songs. Originally, he sang 30 songs – now he sang how many ? Each song lasted for 4.5 minutes and he played them non – stop – for how long ?**

**16/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about the theatre, the theatre £5.99 tickets increased 25% in price. How much were they now ?**

**17/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about vegetables, he had five times as many carrots, three times as many potatoes and eight times as many cauliflowers. If he originally had 3 carrots, 5 potatoes and 10 cauliflowers, how many vegetables did he now have in total ?**

**18/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about trains, the £8.99 return tickets increased 12%. How much did they now cost ?**

**19/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop about jewelry, he had five times as many rings, four times as many bracelets and three times as necklaces. If he originally had 10 rings, 5 bracelets and 4 necklaces, how many did he now have of each and in total ?**

**20/ When the natterjack toad nattered non – stop on a picnic, he found that he had 89% more sandwiches (originally he had 120), 75% more biscuits (originally he had 150) and 25% more cake (he originally had 8 slices). How many of each did he now have ?**

**The Non – Stop Nonsense Spelling Quiz**

**Add “non” to these words and phrases to complete the spellings.**

** – resistance = __ __ __ – resistance**

** priority = __ __ __ – priority**

** – existent = __ __ __ – existent**

** – admission = __ __ __ – admission**

** – alcoholic = __ __ __ – alcoholic**

** – conformist = __ __ __ – conformist**

** – essential = __ __ __ – essential**

** – effective = __ __ __ – effective**

** – profit – making = __ __ __ – profit – making**

** descript = __ __ __ – descript**

**How many words can you think of where the natterjack toad nat – ters ? Example – gnat, national, international. **

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers :
1/ 15 + 20 + 80 + 30 + 25 + 40 + 10 = 220 mins / 60 = 3.666 r = 3 hrs 10 minutes**

**2/ 5 x 20 = 100**

**3/ 25 x 80 = 2, 000 words**

**4/ 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 18**

**5/ 50 – 24 = 26 degrees**

**6/ 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 = 20 – (20 / 4 x 3 = 15) = 5**

**7/ 150 / 3 = 50 x 10 minutes = 500 minutes / 60 = 8.3 = 8 hours and 20 mins.**

**8/ a) 2.7 + (8 x 4.5) = 38.7 b ) 20 x 15 = 300 daffodils**

**9/ 76**

**10/ a) 15 x 45 = 675 fish b) 65 + (65 / 100 x 12) = 65 + 7.8 = 72.8**

**11/ £25.99 – (£ 25.99 / 100 x 25 ) = £25.99 – £6.50 = £19.49
£39.99 – (£ 39.99 / 100 x 25 ) = £39.99 – £9.99 = £30
£ 49.99 – (£ 49.99 / 100 x 25 ) = £ 49.99 -£12.49 = £37.50**

**12/ 7 x 35 = 245**

**13/ One part = 324 / 18 = 18 birds, therefore, distributed, 18 : 36 : 54 : 90 : 196**

**14/ a) 60 + 60 + 50 = 170 – (170 / 100 x 16) = 142.8 minutes ; b) 200 + 45 + 45 = 290 questions**

**15/ a) 30 x 5 = 150 b) 150 x 4.5 = 675 minutes.**

**16/ £5.99 + (£5.99 / 100 x 25 ) = £5.99 + £1.50 = £7.48**

**17/ (5 x 3) + (3 x 5) + (8 x 10) = 15 + 15 + 80 = 110**

**18/ £8.99 + £8.99 / 100 x 12 = £8.99 + £1.07 = £10.06**

**19/ rings – (5 x 10) = 50 ; bracelets – (4 x 5) = 20 ; necklaces – (3 x 4) = 12 ; Total 72**

**20/ 120 + (120 / 100 x 89) = 120 + 106.8 = 226.8
150 + (150 / 100 x 75) = 150 + 112.5 = 262.5
8 + (8 / 4) = 10**

**Answers : non – stop ; non – resistance ; non – priority ; non – existent ; non – admission ; non – alcoholic ; non – conformist ; non – essential ; non – effective ; non – fiction ; non – profit – making ; nonsense ; non – plus ; non – descript ; non – member ; none at all ; nonetheless ; non – smoker ; nonentity ; anonymous**