Problem Picture-Box Of Jelly Beans

Predict: I predict that this is going to be about seeing how many jelly beans are in the box of jelly beans.

Clarify: Nothing

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Big Question: How many jelly beans are in the box.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Draw a diagram or Graph.

Solve: First we did 3×12 and that equals 36 and then doubled it which is 72 and then tripled it and that’s 216 and there are 36 flavours because there 36 compartments of different flavours. And the simular box is and 4×10 box.

Summary: Today using the strategy that we used was really helpful and it really help us solve the problem and finish it.

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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Maths Mate: Term 2: Sheet 3: Q22

Predict: I predict this is going to be about money, scissors and erasers.

Read: Four erasers cost as much as two pairs of scissors. How much is one pair of scissors, if one eraser is $1.50?

Clarify: None.

Big Question: How much is is pair of scissors?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Write a Sum or Number Sentence.

Solve: First I decided that it has to be an addition problem. Next I times 4 by 1.5 and that equalled 6, then I divided 6 by 2 and got 3 and that is the answer.

Summary: This question was pretty easy and that method I used helped alot.

Maths Mate: Term 3: Sheet 8: Q23

Predict: I predict this is going to be about work backwards.

Read: I think of a number, multiply it by 4 and then divide by 3. If the result is 12, what was the original number?

Clarify:

Big Question: What was the original number?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Work Backwards.

Solve: First I times 12 by 3 which is 36 and then divided 36 by 4 which is 9 and that is your answer.

Summary: I used work backwards and my prediction wasn’t quite right but the question was easy.

Maths Mate: Term 3: Sheet 7: Q23

Predict: I predict that this is going to be about work backwards.

Read: I think of a number, multiply it by 3 and then divide by 2. If the result is 18 what was the original number.

Clarify:

Big Question: What was the original number.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Work Backwards.

Solve: First: I times 18 by two which is 36 and then divided it by 3 which 12 and that’s the answer.

Summary: This question was easy using Work Backwards.

Maths Mate: Term 3: Sheet 5: Q23

Predict: I predict that this is going to be about trial and error.

Read: I think of a number, divide it by 2 and then add 12. If the result is 20, what was the original number?

Clarify:

Big Question: What was thhe original number?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Work Backwards.

Solve: First I minused 12 from 20 which is 8 then times it by 2 whixh is 16 and that is the answer.

Summary: I used word backwards and solved the problem easily.

Maths Mate: Term 3: Sheet 3: Q22

Predict: I predict this is going to be about trial and error.

Read: The sum of three consecutive whole numbers is 96. What are the three numbers.

Clarify:

Big Question: What is the sum of 96.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Trial and Error.

Solve: First I split 96 into three parts which 32. then I subtracted 1 from one of the 32s and added 1 to one of the 32s. So the answer is 31, 32 and 33.

Summary: This question wasn’t hard but it wasn’t super easy and did make me think.

Maths Mate: Term 3: Sheet 2: Q22

Predict: I predict this is going to be about numbers.

Read: The sum of two consecutive whole numbers is 97. What are the two number?

Clarify:

Big Question: What are the two consecutive whole numbers.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Trial and Error.

Solve: First I tried many number pairs that didn’t work and then tried more and more and they still didn’t work. And then I tried halving the which didn’t quiet work because 97 is a odd number. I minus 1 from 49 and it worked and that is the answer.

Summary: This question took a long time to answer and was a bit challenging.

Maths Mate: Term 2: Sheet 8: Q24

Predict: I predict his is going to be about numbers and trial and error.

Read: Each letter represents a different digit from 0-9. If E=5, what number does SPEED stand for. SPEED x 3 =KILLS

Clarify: Nothing at all!!!!!!!

Big Question: What does speed equal.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Trial and Error.

Solve: First I figured out that E x3 equals 15 but L cannot equal five because E=5 so L would have to equal six meaning D would equal 4 so there would be a number to carry. So P would equal 3 and S would equal 2 so I would equal 0 and K would equal 7. So SPEED would equal 23554.

Summary: This question used alot of trial and error that you didn’t see in the solve but there was quit a bit. In all this question challenge me bit and made me think.