The reindeer in a rainy thunderstorm could never find an umbrella big enough to cover his ears. In fact, his ears got so wet, that he looked like he’d been crying raindrop tears. The reindeer in a thunderstorm put on a scarf to keep him warm. At first he looked for a big umbrella, but in the shops, he only could find one yellow. He didn’t like the colour much at all and anyway, he was too tall to for them all. He hid under a tree to get as dry as a reindeer could be. But an apple fell upon his head, so he went to hide in the shed instead.

**The Biggest Umbrella Ever Mathematics Quiz**

1/ The reindeer splashed in eight puddles every 25 metres. If he walked 2 kilometres, in how many puddles did he splash ?

2/ He knit a scarf to keep him warm at a speed of 25 cm per our. How long did it take him to knit a scarf 125 cm long ?

3/ The reindeer bought an umbrella for £4.99 – how much change did he get from £10. 00 ?

4/ The tree that the reindeer sheltered under had 21 branches and each branch held 7 apples. How many apples is that in total ? 12 % of these apples were rotten – how many rotten apples is that in total ?

5/ The reindeer dropped his handkerchief … looking for it, he walked 28 metres to the nearest tree, 35 metres to the park gate, 26 metres to the park bench and then 19 metres to the pond. How far did he walk in total ?

6/ Lightening flashed every 4 minutes and thunder roared every 8 minutes. How many times did thunder roar and lightening flash in one 24 day ?

7/ The reindeer in a rainy thunderstorm slipped every 3.2 metres and fell over every 5.2 metres. If he walked 5 km – how often did he slip and how often did he fall ?

8/ He looked in a clothes shop for a new raincoat. Red, green, blue and yellow coats were being sold in a ratio of 2 : 3 : 5 : 7. If there were 1, 717 raincoats in total – how many of each colour was there ?

9/ Even though the reindeer bought a new raincoat, he still got wet ! He went to buy a pair of Wellington boots … which cost £25.99. How much change did he get from £50. 00 ?

10/ If it rained 0.25 cm of rainfall every hour, how much did it rain in 15 hours ?

**Reindeer Raindrops Game**** **

Add “rain” to make these words grow just like a flower and complete the phrases. Watch you don’t get splashed. Give an example of how the word may be used in a sentence.

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__ __ __ __ drop

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __ __ __ __ cloud

**_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________d __ __ __ __ ed **

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ wheatg __ __ __

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ t __ __ __ __ ticket

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________t __ __ __ __ ing _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b __ __ __ __

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__ __ __ __ coat

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__ __ __ __ proof

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__ __ __ __ bow

__ __ __ __ storm

__ __ __ __ y day

__ __ __ __ fall

__ __ __ __ forecast

right as __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ guage

__ __ __ __ water

Write five sentences that include the word “dear” and another including “deer”.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : raindrop ; raincloud ; drained ; wheatgrain ; train ticket ; training ; brain ; raincoat ; rainproof ; rainbow ; rainstorm ; rainy day ; rainfall ; rain forecast ; right as rain ; rain guage

Answers :1/ 2 000 / 25 x 8 = 640 puddles

2/ 125 / 25 = 5 hours

3/ £10.00 – £4.99 = £5.01

4/ a ) 21 x 7 = 147 apples b) 147 / 100 x 12 = 71.64 = 18 apples

5/ 28 + 35 + 26 + 19 =108 metres

6/ Lightening – 24 x 60 / 4 = 360 Thunder – 24 x 60 / 8 = 180

7/ Slips – 5 000 / 3.2 = 1562.5 Falls – 5 000 / 5.2 = 961.5

8/ One part = 101; (2 x 101) : (3 x 101) : (5 x 101) : (7 x 101) = 202 : 303 : 505 : 707

9/ £50. 00 – £25.99 = £24.01

10/ 15 x 0.25 = 3.75 cm