Buzz is on his way to the Moonlight Galaxy to help them set up the first ever space concert! Help him to overcome the problems he faces using long division.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Can an equal number of astronauts work on each stage?
Discuss which operation is needed to share amounts equally. Discuss how we can use long division to work out the answer. Discuss that the starting number needs to be divided exactly by the divisor to give an equal whole amount. Discuss that there is an amount leftover.
No, because 3,219 ÷ 13 = 247 r8.
2. How can we record the amount leftover?
Discuss what a remainder is. Discuss how we record the remainder in a division calculation.
We record it as a reminder i.e. r7.
3. How many pods will be needed?
Discuss how we can solve this problem using long division. Discuss what we need to do with the remainder. Discuss whether we should round our answer up or down.
4. If a pod is filled to the maximum capacity, how much will each alien pay to the nearest Buck?
Discuss the meaning of maximum capacity. Discuss the information we need to work this out. Discuss how we can solve this using long division. Discuss what we need to do with the remainder and whether we should round our answer up or down.
102 Moonlight Bucks
5. What mistake has he made?
Discuss the remainder from the division calculation. Discuss that we round the remainder up or down depending on the context. Discuss that in this context, Buzz should have rounded down.
He has rounded his answer up instead of down. 7,654 ÷ 25 = 306 r4 so he can only make 306 full packs.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 6: (6C8) Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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