The pig was only two feet tall,

So small that no – one hardly could see him at all.

He wanted to see over the barn,

So he looked for some high heels all around the farm.

The pig went tottering in the field,

But still only found the farmer, harvesting his yield.

Next he looked by the pig’s den,

But he got clucked away by an irritated hen.

He looked in the milk shed,

To find a pair of shoes,

But there was only hay there and he got bitten by a goose.

He looked in the flowerpots, for a pair of Wellington boots,

But the only thing that was there, was a spade and some decaying roots.

Eventually, by the farmhouse door,

He found the farmer’s slippers lying on the floor.

He tried them on for size – but they really were too big,

And the blue colour didn’t suit, a very pink, rosy pig.

But the pig didn’t mind very much at all,

He paraded his new slippers all along the wall.

The horse thought that this was great …

He came to watch the pig by the farm gate.

Soon the other animals joined in too,

They thought his slippers funny (though they were size twenty – two).

The pig tottered on his trotters so much,

He fell into a ditch and got covered in slutch.

The chicken was in hysterics,

And went to get the furry ferret.

The pig’s rockin’ and rollin’ along the wall,

Made them laugh their socks off …

And now they had nothing on their feet at all !

**Tottering Maths Quiz**

1. If the tottering pig was 80 cm high without his shoes, how high was he with 15 cm high heels ?

2. If one of the tottering pig’s steps was 50 cm long – how far did he travel in 100 steps ? Give your answer in cm and m.

3. The tottering pig trod on 25 % of the 150 flowers in the garden. How many were left ?

4. The tottering pig paid the farmer £1.50 for every hour that he wore his boots – how much did he pay the farmer of he wore them for 10 hours ?

5. Wearing his high heels, the tottering pig fell over once every 50 m. If he walked 5 km, how many times did he fall over ?

6. The tottering pig stopped for 10% of his tottering walk to rest his weary feet. If he walked for 3 hours, how long did he rest ? 7. The tottering pig had size 6 feet but his high heels were size 9 – what was the difference in shoe size ?

8. The tottering pig chased away 45 % of the 200 geese – how many were left ? 9. Three of the tottering pig’s four feet were covered in mud – what fraction, decimal and percentage is this ? 10. The hen gave the tottering pig 0.3 of her 12 eggs – how many were left ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Game 1 Answers :

1. 80 + 15 = 95 cm;

2. 100 x 50 = 5000 cm; 500 m;

3. 150 – (150 / 100 x 25 = 37.5) = 112.5;

4. 10 x 1.5 = £15;

5. 5000 / 50 = 100;

6. (60 x 3) – (60 x 3 / 100 x 10) = 180 – 18 = 162;

7. 9 – 6 = 3;

8. 200 – (200 / 100 x 45 = 90) = 110;

9. 3/4; 0.75; 75%

10. 12 – (12 / 3 = 4) = 8