Each week you're going to have some different tasks to do. Every day there will be a maths problem to solve too.
Day 1: Word problems
Days 2, 3 and 4: Maths skills
Day 5: A combination of skills
Today I'd like you to have a go at these word problems.
The London Tourist Board publishes figures about which things tourists like to visit in London. It seems that:
55% of tourists visit both the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square.
15% visit the Tower of London but not Trafalgar Square
10% don’t visit either the Tower of London or Trafalgar Square
What’s the percentage of tourists who visit Trafalgar Square but not the Tower of London?
Bromley Gardening Society has 120 members. 52 members grow apple trees in their gardens whilst 50 members grow pear trees; 17 members grow both apple and pear trees.
How many members don’t grow either apple trees or pear trees?
getting to school
The 210 children at Meadowbank School filled in a survey about how they travel to school. Here’s some of the information:
130 children regularly walk to school
90 children regularly travel to school by car
25 children sometimes walk to school and sometimes travel there by car
How many children don’t walk to school and don’t travel there by car either ?
a good read
There are 26 children in Jenny’s class and here are their reading preferences : 19 children read fiction, 13 children read non-fiction and 2 children read neither fiction nor non-fiction. How many children read both fiction and non-fiction ?