There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe


There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe.

She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.

She gave them some broth without any bread,

She whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

old-woman.jpg 1. If the old woman was aged three times as old as the shoe where she lived, which was 21 years old, how old was the old woman ?

old-woman.jpg 2. The old woman’s shoe needed new laces. One cost £1.99 – how much did two cost ?

old-woman.jpg 3. For every shoe size, there were two rooms. If the old woman’s shoe was size 8 – how many rooms were in her house ?

old-woman.jpg 4. She had one child every two years from age 20 to 42 years. How many children is that ?

old-woman.jpg 5. The old woman served each child with two bowls of broth. Each bowl contained 50 mls, how much broth did she cook in the pan ?

old-woman.jpg 6. If the old woman who lived in a shoe whipped each child four times – how many times is that in total ? old-woman.jpg 7. The old woman didn’t have enough beds for each child – if each bed could fit three children, how many beds did she need ?

old-woman.jpg 8. The old woman spent 20 minutes polishing her shoe every day – how long is that in one week ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007 Answers :1. 63 yrs; 2. £3.98; 3. 16; ;4. 11; 5. 1100 mls; 6. 44; 7. 4; 8. 2 hrs, 20 mins.

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