Maths Mate: Term 1: Sheet 1: Q23

Predict: I predict this is going to be about moving weights to make the weights evenly distributed on the scales.

Read: Which two weight need to be swapped to balance the scales?

Clarify: Nothing.

Big Question: Which two weights need to be swapped?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Make a List or Table and Write a Sum or Number Sentence.

Solve: First I added up the weight together on each side and got 16 and 12. Then I found the median between them, 14 and I figured out which weights needed to be move. 7 because no weight could be moved to make 14 and 9 because added to 5 it would equal 14.

Summary: The two strategies I used where very effective in getting the problem solved. It wasn’t to hard but still made me think.

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