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# UK.4.NP.8 (Statutory) – Place Value Problem Solving
Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.
Year 5 Number and place value Return to Primary Maths Resources
Gordons problem solving – shape puzzle
You could ask the children problems which involve approximate answers that can be found by rounding, for example:
Becky wanted to buy some clothes. The jeans she wanted cost £48.75, the sweat shirt cost £29.99, the trainers cost £59.80. She has saved up £150. Does she have enough money to buy the clothes?
Sam was taking a survey of the number of cars being driven down the High Street over a four hour period. These were his results: 1st hour 219 cars 2nd hour 498 cars 3rd hour 314 cars 4th hour 189 cars. To the nearest hundred how many cars did he record?
You could ask the children problems involving positive and negative numbers for example:
The temperature in Reykjavik at 6am was -120C. During the day the temperature rose by 18 degrees. What was the new, higher temperature?
The average annual temperature in the Antarctica is -570C. The average annual temperature in the Maldives is 270C. What is the difference between these two averages?