Vol the revolving vole, was so bad at school that he didn’t have a clue. All Vol the revolving vole wanted to do was to go to school, but he fell off when he sat on the stool. If wasn’t only maths that made him feel a fool, when it came to spelling, too, he wasn’t all that cool. Vol the revolving vole decided to break one of the rules. He thought that he would try to be, the star pupil in the class, with star quality. So he studied physics and gravity. He studied his textbooks night and day, fastly learning how to add and take away. But he didn’t like volume, none of his numbers added to one whole. Whenever he wanted to measure and add, he counted mice, so his maths weren’t that bad. He counted the flashed as the lightbulb switched, he used his fleas till his paws somewhat itched. Before very long, his maths textbook twitched. Vol the revolving mole ran around in circles and through a dozen mouseholes. Very soon, his head was in a spin, so he had to lie down before his homework could begin. After a week multiplying, his additions and subtractions were volumising. He only had to take a look, at the first page in his maths division book. He answered more questions without a single division, just because he spent so much time in revision. Soon, Vol the revolving vole won a prize and scored a goal. That’s how brilliant he became, using his fleas in a counting game

.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….** Vol In A Revolving Door**

1. If Vol had 6 whiskers but 2 fell out, what fraction, decimal and percentage were left ?

2. Vol ate 50 times as much as one of his fleas. If a single flea ate 0.08 grams every hour, how much did Vol eat

a) per day ? b) per week ? c) per year ?

How much did the flea eat

a) per day ? b) per week ? c) per year ?

Write your answers in a table.

3. Vol had one hundred questions to answer for his maths homework. 25% were subtraction questions, one third were addition and 0.4 were multiplication and the rest were division.

a) Work out all of these proportions as percentages.

b) Work out what percentage “the rest” were.

c) Express each type of examination as a ratio.

d) How many of each type of question numerically were on his exam paper ?

4. If Vol ran at a speed of 2.2 km / hour, how long did it take him to travel 25 km ?

5. If Vol ate 2.8 grams of cheese per day, how long did a block of cheese weighing 1 kg last ? Did the block of cheese last more or less than a year ?

6. Vol had 500 fleas, but, of course, they didn’t all stay still. They tickled his tummy when he sat on the windowsill. Complete the following table. Each of the two main categories is divided into sub – categories. ** **

**FLEA ON VOLE FLEAS JUMPING OFF VOLE** **FLEA NO. **

**FRACTION DECIMAL % NO.**

100 1 / 5 ….. ….. …..

200 ….. 0.1 ….. …..

300 2 / 3 ….. ….. …..

400 ….. ….. 15 % …..

500 ….. 0.9 ….. …..

600 ….. ….. 50% …..

700 1 / 4 ….. ….. …..

800 ….. 0.2 ….. …..

900 ….. ….. 35% …..

1000 ….. 0.3 ….. …..

7. Vol turned up the volume using the revolving knob on his vole radio 20% from 60 decibels to what ?

8. Vol fired a bullet that revolved from a revolver. If the bullet travelled at a speed of 300 km / hour, how long did it take to hit a tree, 100 km away ?

9. Vol went running into a revolving door. He span so much that he flew off the floor ! If the revolving door span 25 times per minute, how many times did it spin in one quarter of an hour ?

10. Vol studied Darwin’s theory of evolution. As his knowledge evolved, his head revolved ! So much that his head was difficult to solve ! Look at the following time line. Mark from 2000 B.C. every 500 years with events that occured in Vol the revolving vole’s evolving life cycle.

(Teacher’s note – this is a basic 500 addition progression. You could make this a comical activity by describing the vole’s life main events. Example – 2000 B.C. “birth of vole”).

11. Vol volunteered his help with washing clothes. If the washing machine span 75 times per cycle, lasting 10 minutes, how many times did the washing machine a) wash and b) spin in a wash lasting a) one hour ? b) 3 hours ? Give your answer in a table.

12. The volume of water used by Vol was 2 litres per wash – how much water in total was used when Vol washed a) one hour ? b) 3 hours ? Give your answer in a table.

13. Vol also volunteered washing up ! There were 700 cups and saucers – each took 2.5 minutes to wash. How long did the entire wash take ? Give your answer in minutes and hours.

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Volley “Vol” into the right places to complete the following words. Where should Vol land ?

l e y

u n t e e r

r e v e r

r e v i n g d o o r

u m p t u o u s

c a n o

r e u t i o n

e

u m e

u n t a r y

r e t

e u t i o n

t a g e

u b l e

v u l u s

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Vol’s Mucky, Muddy Footprints

Vol’s muddy footprints left a trail across the kitchen table. Mud ? or muc ? which is the correct one to use ?

__ __ __iferous

slinging __ __ __

__ __ __k

__ __ __us

s__ __ __ge

__ __ __h

__ __ __dle

__ __ __culent

__ __ __ hut

__ __ __ flap

__ __ __pack

__ __ __ pie

__ __ __ous

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**Here’s Mud In Your Eye !**

Circle either “mud” or “muc” inside these words.

1. He didn’t much like the taste.

2. The socks were all the same – much of a muchness.

3. There was too much salt in the broth.

4. The shirt was too much for the student to buy.

5. The Wellington boots were mucky.

7. There was almost more mud on the kitchen than in the garden !

8. His homework answers were muddled.

10. There was much more Sun yesterday

**Vol The Vole’s Vis – A – Vis V’s**

Circle the letter **“V” **inside these words.

**vice**

** villian**

** d****eliver**

**liver**

**lived**

**grove**

**crave**

**jive**

**rave**

**grave **

**vole **

**voltage **

**revolve **

**revolt **

**rival **

**give **

**over **

**river **

**volume**

**vice **

**evict **

**rove **

**vote **

**voluntary **

**voluble **

**volatile **

**r****evolution**

Jacqueline Richards 2007

Vol In A Revolving Door Answers :

1. 1 / 6 th = 0.66 r

2. Flea Vol D 1.929 g 969 gW 13.44 g 672 gY 698.8 g 34, 944 g

3. 25 – 33 – 40 – 2 %

4. 2 %

5. 3.57.14 days

6.

100 1 / 5 0.2 20% 20

200 1 / 10 0.1 10% 20

300 2 / 3 0.3 30% 100

400 3 / 20 0.15 15 % 60

500 9 / 10 0.9 90% 450

600 1 / 2 0.5 50% 300

700 1 / 4 0.25 25 % 175

800 1 / 5 0.2 20 % 160

900 7 / 20 0.35 35 % 315

1000 3 / 10 0.3 30 % 300

7. 12 + (60 / 100 x 20 = 12) = 72

8. 20 mins

9. 25 x 15 = 375 spins / 15 mins

10. –11 /

12. WASH SPIN VOL. OF WATER6 450 12 litres18 144 36 litres

13. 1750 mins = 29.16 hrs

Muddy, Mucky Footprints Answers : muciferous; slinging mud; muck; mucus; smudge; much; muddle; mucculent; mud hut; mud flap; mud pack; mud pie; mucous

Turn Up The Volume Answers : volley; volunteer; revolver; revolving door; volumptuous; volcano; revolution; vole; volume; voluntary; revolt; evolution; voltage; voluble; volvulus