Tin Can Alley

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Tin Can Alley was just off Twenty – Second Street,
It was where all the best policemen had their beat.
You could hear tin cans, as they kicked them with their feet !
There were hotdog stands and taxis, too,
As well as tin cans, that rattled as they flew !

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

dustbin1.jpg1/ Tin Can Alley was 55 metres long … if a policeman walked 3 / 5 ths down it, how much further did he have to walk ?

dustbin1.jpg2/ Tin Can Alley had 15 tall sky – scraper buildings … each with 40 windows. If one tin can was placed on each of the windows, and 78 % fell off … how many tin cans were left on the windows ?

dustbin1.jpg3/ Tin Can Alley had one litter bin every 8 metres. How many litter bins were there in 880 m ?

dustbin1.jpg4/ A tin can was kicked 4 m down Tin Can Alley, 6 m West along 22nd Street, 34 m East across 21st Street, 67 m North to the Boulevard. How far in total did the tin can travel ?

dustbin1.jpg5/ Tin Can Alley had 90 lamp lights, each 25 m apart – how long does that make Tin Can Alley ? 15% of the lamplights were switched off – how many were on ?

dustbin1.jpg6/ Tin Can Alley had traffic lights that flashed red, amber, green 8 times in 5 minutes – how often is that in one day ?

dustbin1.jpg7/ Tin Can Alley had a pelican crossing with 15 stripes, each 1.25 metres wide. How wide ws Tin Can Alley, therefore ?

dustbin1.jpg8/ In Tin Can Alley, lived 3 tramps … Jack slept for 5 hours a day, Fred for 15 hours and another, Bob, for 10 hours. Express this as a ratio. What fraction of the total hours slept did Jack sleep ? What decimal of the total hours slept did Fred sleep ? What percentage of the total hours slept did Bob sleep ?

dustbin1.jpg9/ The hotdog stand on Tin Can Alley sold 500 hotdogs a day for $1.20 – how much revenue did it make in one week ?

dustbin1.jpg10/ Tin Can Alley had a newspaper stand which sold 600 newspapers. 6% of them blew away in the wind. How many does that leave ?

dustbin1.jpg11/ Along Tin Can Alley, in one hour, drove 15 cyclists, 25 pedestrians, 35 cars and 5 trucks. How many things in total travelled down Tin Can Alley ? What fraction of the total vehicles were cyclists ? What decimal of the total vehicles were cars ? What percentage were pedestrians ? What fraction were trucks ?

dustbin1.jpg12/ On Tin Can Alley, there were 150 taxis – 45% of them parked – how many is this ?

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The tin can has been kicked from out of these words. Can you put it back ? Add “can” to complete the spellings. Can you think of an example in a sentence where this “can” word “can” be used ?

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dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ did

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ tonese

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ary

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ celled

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ dlelight

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ dle

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ didate

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ dour

hurri____ ____ ____ dustbin1.jpge

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ tering

s____ ____ ____dustbin1.jpgner

walking ____ ____ ____dustbin1.jpge

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ine

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ nibal

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ nonball

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ neloni

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ister

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ nula

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ cerous

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Tin Man “Tin” – “Can” Spelling Activity

The tin can has been kicked from out of these words. Can you put it back ? Add “tin” to complete the spellings. Can you think of an example in a sentence where be used ?

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ foil

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ker

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ted

sdustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ king

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ hat

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ cture

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ god

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ful

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ gle

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ plate

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ whistle

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ soldier

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ ned peaches

sdustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ g

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ opener

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ sel

dustbin1.jpg____ ____ ____ nitus

dustbin1.jpg ____ _____ ____ der

dustbin1.jpg ____ _____ ____cture

dustbin1.jpg ____ _____ ____ea

dustbin1.jpg ____ _____ ____ ted

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Fifth Avenue

Add the letters A – V – E to complete the words :

h ____ _____ ____

gr ____ _____ ____

br ____ _____ ____

r ____ _____ ____

r ____ _____ ____ n

p ____ _____ ____

p ____ _____ ____ ment

depr ____ _____ ____ d

kn ____ _____ ____

g ____ _____ ____

sl ____ _____ ____

sl ____ _____ ____ ry

concl ____ _____ ____

 autocl ____ _____ ____

sh ____ _____ ____

sh ____ _____ ____ r

w ____ _____ ____

w ____ _____ ____ length

s ____ _____ ____

n ____ _____ ____ l

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : candy ; candid ; Cantonese ; canary ; cancelled ; candlelight ; candle ; candidate ; candour ; hurricane ; cantering ; scanner ; walking cane ; canine ; cannibal ; cannonball ; canneloni ; canister ; cannula ; cancerous

Answers :
1/ 55 – (55 / 5 x 3 = 33) = 22
2/ (15 x 40 = 600) – (600 / 100 x 78) = 600 – 468 = 132 tin cans
3/ 880 / 8 = 110
4/ 4 + 6 + 34 + 67 = 111 m
5/ a) 90 x 25 = 2250 m b) 90 – (90 / 100 x 15 = 13.5 = 14) = 76
6/ 24 x 60 / 5 x 8 = 2304
7/ 15 x 1.25 = 18.75 m
8/ a) Jack : Bob : Fred = 5 : 10 : 15 = 1 : 2 : 3
b) 5 / 30 = 1 / 6 th
c) 15 / 30 = 1 / 2 = 0.5
d) 10 / 30 = 1 / 3 = 33 %
9/ 500 x 1.20 x 7 = $4200
10/ 600 – (600 / 100 x 6 = 36) = 564 newspapers
11/ a) 15 + 25 + 35 + 5 = 80 ; b) 15 / 80 = 3 / 16 ; c) 25 / 80 = 31.25 % ; d) 5 / 80 = 1 / 16th
12/ 150 / 100 x 45 = 67.5 taxis

Answers : tinfoil ; tinker ; tinted ; stinking ; tin hat ; tincture ; tin god ; tinful ; tingle ; tin plate ; tin whistle ; tin soldier ; tinned peaches ; sting ; tin opener ; tinsel ; tinnitus ; tinder ; tincture ; tinea; tinted

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