The Quarter Master’s Number 4 Stores

“There were mice, mice ! eatin’ all the rice, in the stores, in the stores,There were mice, mice ! eatin’ all the rice, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were bees, bees ! eatin’ all the cheese, in the stores, in the stores,

There were bees, bees ! eatin’ all the cheese, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were cats, cats ! chasin’ all the rats, in the stores, in the stores,

There were cats, cats ! chasin’ all the rats, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were ants, ants ! runnin’ up his pants !, in the stores, in the stores,

There were ants, ants ! runnin’ up his pants !, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were dogs, dogs ! eatin’ chocolate logs, in the stores, in the stores,

There were dogs, dogs ! eatin’ chocolate logs, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were slugs, slugs ! crawlin’ on the rugs, in the stores, in the stores,

There were slugs, slugs ! crawlin’ on the rugs, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were bugs, bugs ! crawlin’ on the jugs, in the stores, in the stores,

There were bugs, bugs ! crawlin’ on the jugs, in the quarter – master’s stores …

There were elves, elves ! wobblin’ on the shelves, in the stores, in the stores,

There were elves, elves ! wobblin’ on the shelves, in the quarter – master’s stores …

Just like a quarter – master oughta, the Quarter – Master did everything in quarters …

Although he often wasn’t sure what hs job was for, he divided everything in the store into four.”

The Quarter – Master’s Quarter Stock Take

Work out the following. a) What is a quarter of the following amounts ? b) How much will the quarter master have left ?1. a bag of 100 sweets.

2. a chocolate log measuring 3 metres.

3. a jeep with four wheels.

4. a chain with 800 links.

5. a 3 hour nap in the afternoon.

6. a necklace costing £10.00.

7. 12 red roses.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

8. a cake with 20 strawberries.

9. a cupboard with 24 shoes.

10. a 200 mls tube of toothpaste.

11. a 1 litre bottle of milk.

12. 40 pencils in a pencil case.

13. a book with 600 pages.

14. 80 letters in a postman’s sack.

15. a packet of 40 biscuits.

16. a 16 inch ruler.

17. a 3 litre bottle of juice.

18. a 1 000 km train journey.

19. a 3 km high mountain.

20. 160 shoe laces.

A Squad of Quads

How many words can you think of that include the prefix “quad” ? Example – quadruplets.

Formula Four

Solve the following algebra equations.

1. 4x = 12

2. 12 x = 4 + 8

3. 4x = 12 – 4

4. 4x = 100 / 5

The Four Corners Of The World Game

Fore, four or for ? which is the correct one to use ?

1. before

2. foremost

3. forecourt

4. fourth

5. forest

6. foreman

7. forage

8. done fore free

9. fort

10. former

11. fortitude

12. information

13. reformation

14. forthcoming

15. fortunate

16. formula

17. fortress

18. forward

19. forgiveness

20. enforced

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Answers :

1. 25 sweets

2. 75 cm

3. one wheel

4. 200 wheel

5. 75 mins

6. £2.50

7. 3 roses

8. 5 strawberries

9. 6 shoes

10. 50 mls

11. 250 mls

12. 10 pencils

13. 150 pages

14. 20 letters

15. 10 biscuits

16. 4 inches

17. 75 mls

18. 250 km

19 750 m

20. 40 shoe laces

Answers :

1. x = 3

2. x = 1

3. x = 2

4. x = 5

Answers :

1. before

2. foremost

3. forecourt

4. fourth

5. forest

6. foreman

7. forage

8. done fore free

9. fort

10. former

11. fortitude

12. information

13. reformation

14. forthcoming

15. fortunate

16. formula

17. fortress

18. forward

19. forgiveness

20. enforced

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