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.
240 retired people were surveyed about how they passed their time. 110 said they did a crossword every day, 95 said they did some gardening every day and 10 said that every day they did a crossword and some gardening. How many said they did neither crosswords nor gardening?
Last year the French government carried out a survey to see how many 16 year olds spoke English or German as a second language. Here are some of the findings:
65% spoke English but not German
9% spoke German but not English
12% spoke neither English nor German
What was the percentage of 16 year olds who could speak both English and German?
Seaview Hotel had 60 visitors staying on Tuesday night and all came down to breakfast the following morning. 19 had just cereals. 27 had just a cooked breakfast. 11 had both cereals and a cooked breakfast. How many had neither cereals nor a cooked breakfast?
During the month of March (31 days) Jane kept a record of which birds visited her garden. She saw robins on 7 days and sparrows on 27 days. On 2 days she saw neither robins nor sparrows. On how many days did she spot both robins and sparrows?
Today I'd like you to have a go at working out the area of compound shapes (the inside of a shape). First you can look at the picture (click on it to make it bigger) to remind yourself of how to calculate area. Then open up the PDF document which will give you the chance to practice these skills. You could answer the questions on a piece of paper.
When working out the area of compound shapes - which simply means two or more shapes put together - you have to work out the area of the individual shape first and then add them up.