Mathsmate Term 3 Sheet 1

Problem 22: The sum of two consecutive whole numbers is 97. What are the two numbers?

Predict: I predict that I will need to use division adn addition in this problem.

Clarify: I have no words, sentences or phrases to clarify.

Find the big question: What are the two numbers?

Solution:

  1. The first thing I did was divide 97 by 2= 48.5
  2. but they are consecutive whole numbers. 
  3. So I rounded up to 49. But 49+50=99, not 97.
  4. So I rounded down to 48. 48+49=97!

The answer is 97.

Summary: The mathematicians toolbox strategy I used is this problem was work backwards.

Maths mate Term 2 Sheet 8

Problem 23: if you could roll the same number every time, what number would you choowe so that you could move from S to F in the least number of rolls.

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Predict: I predict that this problem will take a lot of trial and error.

Clarify: I have no words, sentences or phrases to clarify.

Find the big question: What number would get me to the finish in the least amount of rolls?

Solution:

In this problem I am just going to test out each Number and how many rolls it will take. For each number I wrote it down, but I remembered to keep in mind the snakes and ladders!

Theses are my results:

1- infinite

2- five rolls

3- infinite

4- infinite

5- infinite

6-  infinite.

The answer is 2.

Summary: the mathematicians toolbox strategy I used in this problem was trial and error, and make a list.