It’s almost festival time! Join Vodi and Efna as they welcome home their dad and look at how much food has been brought back to the village. Pupils will help them work out how many different combinations of food can be created and the different combinations of clothing Vodi can wear for the festival.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. How many fish has Dad caught?
Discuss the language used and how many fish Greum has caught. Discuss what is 4 times that amount.
2. How many times bigger is the amount of fish caught to the amount of eggs collected?
Discuss the language and the amount of each item. Discuss the relationship between the two numbers.
Four times bigger.
3. Who do you agree with?
Discuss the language that both children use. Discuss the numbers and their relationship.
Neither Efna or Vodi are correct. Efna has 3 times more than Vodi.
4. What combination of fruits and nuts can she create?
Discuss and model the different combinations.
Red nut/green apple; red nut/red apple; red nut/blue berry; brown nut/green apple; brown nut/red apple; brown nut/blue berry
5. Do you agree?
Discuss the different number of combinations already created. Discuss if any are missing.
Efna is incorrect, there are 6 combinations.
6. What different combinations of clothing could Vodi wear?
Discuss the different number of combinations of clothing. Discuss how to work this out systematically.
Various answers, for example: red top/brown leggings; red top/blue leggings; red top/beige leggings
7. How many different combinations will include blue leggings?
Discuss the number of combinations and how many include the blue leggings.
8. How many combinations are there now?
Discuss the difference adding in a new colour makes. Discuss ways of quickly working out the answer.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 3: (3C6) Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
Mathematics Year 3: (3C8) Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects
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