Bart Simpleton had pimples, he didn’t know what to do … whenever he looked in the mirror, his pimples simply just grew (as pimples do !). He simply couldn’t decide why or how, he had become so pimply, but when he hid behind dark spectacles, they began to show. As his face got redder and redder, his eyes opened wide and he gave a shudder. All over his arms and his legs, Bart Simpleton was soon covered in spots – like a bird’s spotted eggs. One thing was for sure, his face was getting spotted more and even more. As Bart Simpleton looked down at his toes, he could just about see spots glowing on his nose ! Soon, he was so completely dotty, that everywhere he went looked spotty ! Bart Simpleton discussed the matter with his friend a bit – who said he had an idea that would put an end to it ! He should put his spots in an envelope and send it off to a pit !

Dot To Dot

Draw dots on the picture of Bart. Match up the pimples from ear to ear in the same order as the words below :

ear – elbow – knee

eye – stomach – foot

hand – eyebrow – shoulder

knee – nose – elbow

buttock – chin – nose

finger -shoulder – elbow

knee – hand – head

thigh – chest – elbow

1. If Bart Simpleton had 200 spots but when he put on cream, 10% disappeared, how many were left ?

2. In one day, Bart Simpleton’s grew in a ratio of 1 : 3. If he originally had 80 spots, how many did he have left ?

3. Bart Simpleton had 400 spots on his legs, but one fifth were covered by his short trousers and 0.1 – how many and what fraction, decimal and percentage of the spots on his legs were showing ?

4. Bart Simpleton had 50 more spots on his arms than on his face. If he had 80 spots on his face, how many did he have on his arms ?

5. Bart Simpleton also had a polka dot hat – which had even more spots on it than a spotty leopard cat ! When he wore his hat, the spots on his forehead disappeared. This was one third of the total number of 90 spots on his head.

a) How many spots disappeared ?

b) How many spots could be seen ?

A Bit of Bart Blart

Add the letters S – I – M to complete the words

__ __ __ ple

__ __ __ ultaneous

__ __ __ plicity

__ __ __ ulate

__ __ __ plify

__ __ __ mer

__ __ __ ilar

__ __ __ ilarity

__ __ __ pleton

__ __ __ ultaneously

__ __ __ mered

__ __ __ mering

__ __ __ ulation

__ __ __ ilarly

__ __ __ pler

__ l __ __

__ l __ __ e

__ l __ __ y

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :

1. 180

2. 240

3. a) 120 b) 0.7 = 7 / 10 = 70 %

4. 130

5. a) 30 b) 60.