The Magnificent Man In His Maths Flying Machine

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Island Hopping Shopping Without Stopping

Ain’t no doubt about it,

The magnificent man in his fying machine who flew over Jack’s beanstalk couldn’t sit !

Whenever the wind started to blow a bit,

Up he jumped, and started dancing about a bit !

He headed off from Liverpool,

At one hundred miles per hour, breaking the beanstalk speed rule,

On an island, he went shopping,

Then zoomed off quickly, without stopping …

He skidded down a mountain, at at least a thousand miles and hour,

All because he wanted magnificent maths flying machine super – power !

Zoom Into Writing Action … If you were the Magnificent Man in his flying machine, what things might you buy ?

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Up ! Down ! Flying Around !

 

If the magnificent man in his flying machine was the following heights above the ground, how much further does he have to fly up to reach 2, 000 feet ?

250 500 650 750 1500 1200 1750 1800 1900 1350

If the magnificent man in his flying machine was flying at a height of 1000 km above the ground, how long would it take him to descend to ground level travelling at a speed of 50 km / hr ?

The magnificent man in his flying machine had 50 dials in his aeroplane, but only one fifth – were working,

a) How many is that ?

b) What percentage and decimal were working ?

c) What percentage, decimal and fraction were NOT working ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

* Teacher’s note – the following exercise may be useful to demonstrate the maths concept of height, increase and decrease.

Answers :

1. 1750

2. 1500

3. 1350

4. 1250

5. 500

6. 800

7. 250

8. 200

9. 100

10. 650

11. 1000 / 50 = 20 hrs

12. a) 10 ; b) 20 % = 0.2 ; c) 80 % ; 0.8 ; 4 / 5 ths

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