Roman, Rae and Trig are in the Dr S. Cape’s outdoor lair. They notice a flutter of butterflies settle on a tree, but all is not what it seems…
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Discussion points for teachers
1. What strategies should Roman, Rae and Trig use to solve the calculation?
Discuss how to approach questions involving brackets and different operations.
Roman, Rae and Trig should solve the parts of the calculation inside the brackets before multiplying and finally, adding.
2. Solve the calculation, giving your answer as a simplified mixed number.
Apply the strategies discussed to complete the calculation in the correct order.
3. Help Rae find the calculation which gives the answer 5 17/20.
Discuss how to calculate the answer to each calculation and then convert the improper fraction to a simplified mixed number.
4. Add one set of brackets to each calculation and calculate the answers. (You can only use your brackets around calculations that find the sum of two values.)
Discuss strategies to identify the correct placement of an additional set of brackets in each calculation
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 6: (6F5b) Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 ]
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