**Mister B.A. Crackpot was such a crackpot, That when he held a pot, he cracked the lot ! In fact, he dropped almost every pot he’d got … Life made Crackpot just crack up, he even broke the handle of every cup ! Just when he thought things couldn’t get much worse, He dropped a bottle of ketchup … And out fell tomato sauce ! He was such a clumsy chap, That he broke every dish on the plate rack with a CRACK ! Mister B.A. Crackpot was such a clumsy oaf, That when he broke the tiles when he fixed the roof ! Ooops ! There goes another – No wonder Mister B. A. Crackpot was always hot and bothered.**

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

**1. If he had 200 cups and broke 20%, how many were left ?**

**2. He broke a plate into 75 pieces – but when he came to glue them back together, he could only find 3 / 4 of the pieces. How many were missing ?**

**3. Each piece took 2.5 mls of glue to stick back together. Was a 150 ml tube of glue enough or was there any left, how much if any ?**

**4. He had a one litre bottle of milk, that spilt. 0.3 poured out. How much was left ?**

**5. He put 6 dishes, 12 plates and 18 saucers into the dishwasher, but one sixth cracked – how many were left ?**

**6. Mister B.A. Crackpot broke a china vase into three pieces. One piece fell onto the floor, the second onto the chair and the third onto the cat ! What decimal fell onto the chair ? What percentage fell onto the chair ?**

**7. In Mister B. A. Crackpot’s cupboard, there were 70 glasses, but 50% smashed. How many were left ?**

**8. Mister B.A. Crackpot cracked open a bottle of champagne ! The cork flew out of the bottle at a speed of 2 m / 10 seconds – how long did it take the cork to reach the other side of the room, 10 metres away ?**

**9. At Christmas, Mister B.A. Crackpot had 15 crackers that exploded with a BANG ! In three of the crackers, there was no toy – therefore, how many toys were there ?**

**10. Mister B.A. Crackpot threw a crackin’ party ! He had a crate of 20 bottles of lemonade, but when he accidentally dropped the crate, 0.4 of the bottles smashed – how many were left ? If each bottle contained 1.5 l of lemonade, how much lemonade was left ? Was there enough for each of the 20 party guests to drink one litre each ?**

**11. On crumbs ! Mister B.A. Crackpot dropped the biscuit jar and 60 of the 120 crackers broke – there were biscuits everywhere ! What fraction, percentage and decimal were O.K. ?**

**12. Mister B.A. Crackpot played football – it was a crackin’ match ! But he kicked the ball so hard that it broke the window. He paid an odd job man £50 pounds to repair it. How hourly rate was £15 – how long, therefore, did it take to repair the window ?**

**13. Whilst he was playing football, Mister B.A. Crackpot broke his leg. Ouch ! It took him 45 minutes to get to the hospital. Travelling at a speed of 75 km / hour, how far away was it ?**

**14. Mister B.A. Crackpot cooked a stew in a pot that contained 5 litres, but, of course, he dropped it and out spilled half. Was there enough for six people to have a 50 mls portion each ?**

**15. Work out the surface area of the puddle of stew on the floor, if it measured 15 cm across the diameter. Formula 2 ii r.**

**16. Not only that, but he broke the spoon as well ! If the spoon measured 55 cm and he broke off one – fifth, how big was the bit that was left ?**

**17. Mister B.A. Crackpot was writing a letter, but the pencil broke. If the pencil measured 12 cm long, but 3 cm broke away, what percentage remained ?**

**18. Mister B.A. Crackpot made an omlette for 8 people. If each omlette required 2 eggs, how many eggs did he need in total ?**

** Syllabic Spelling To Crack You Up ! **** **

**Mister B.A. Crackpot’s dictionary also fell off the bookshelf … and these words of things that Mister B.A. Crackpot smashed broke, too ! Can you put them back together to spell them correctly ? You can use this technique of breaking down big word into smaller pieces to help understand them.**

**BIS + CUIT = __ __ __ __ __ __ __**

**CHAMP + AGNE = __ __ __ __ __ __ __**

Crack Up !

This “up” has cracked up … just like the handle falling off a cup. There are ten words in the list below, but they have all cracked up. Can you glue the letters U and P back together again ?

perup

ppersu

persu

ppacu

pperscu

butptercu

pperwaretu

peddu

psou

pwardsu

Make Up Again

Write down as many phrases that contain the word “up”, then write a sentence using the word as an example.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : 1. 200 – (200 / 100 x 20 = 40) = 160

2. 75 / 4 x 3 = 56.25

3. 56.25 x 2.5 = 140.625 therefore, yes

4. 70 mls

5. (6 + 12 + 18 = 36) therefore, 36 – (36 / 6 = 6) = 30

6. 0.33; 33%

7. 70 / 2 = 35

8. 5 x 10 = 50 seconds

9. 15 – 3 = 12

10. a) 20 – (20 / 10 x 4 = 8) = 12 b) 12 x 1.5 = 18 litres c) 20 > 18 therefore NO

11. 1/2; 0.5; 50%

12. 50 / 15 = 3.3 hrs

13. 75 / 4 x 3 = 56.25 mins

14. (500 / 2 = 250) < (6 x 50 = 300) therefore, NO.

15. 2 x 3.14 x 7.5 = 47.1cm

16. 55 – (55 / 5 = 11) = 44 cm

17. (12 – 3 = 9) / 12 = 0.75 = 75%

18. 8 x 2 = 16

Answers : upper; supper; super; cuppa; scupper; buttercup; tupperware; duped; soup; upwards