Sandy and Coral visit a music festival and work out which bands they are going to see using a timetable. They then need to leave Penzance by train, looking at the most direct and the quickest route.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. List the bands that play for between 60 and 90 minutes. Discuss conversion of hours into minutes.
Discuss which bands can be discounted quickly, for example those playing for over 2 hours.
Wiley Papyrus, Roast Stallone, Ted Shear’em, Daphne and Celeste
2. Coral believes they would listen to more music if they spent the day at the Goodvisor Stage than the Acoustic Stage. Is she correct?
Discuss adding time, and the need to convert 60 minutes into an hour, rather than adding to Base 10.
Yes, music on the Acoustic Stage lasts 4 hours and 30 minutes whilst on the Goodvisor Stage music lasts 4 hours 40 minutes – a difference of 10 minutes.
3. Create the itinerary, stating the bands that they could see and the length of time they could see each band for.
Discuss the parameters that have been set and how this affects answering the question. Discuss how to present the itinerary. This question is open-ended for children to explore.
Various answers, for example: Frilly Eyelash 16:00 -> 17:35; Manic at the Tesco 17:35 -> 18:40; Iffy Biro 18:40 -> 20:05; Break for tea 20:05 -> 20:35; Antarctic Skunkies 20:35 -> 22:45; Ted Shear’em 22:45 -> 23:00.
4. Which trains stop at Torquay?
Discuss retrieval of information from the table.
Coastal Trains, Local Link, Cornwall Trains
5. Find the direct train that would get them to Bristol in the quickest time.
Discuss finding the duration of a journey using a method, such as finding the difference to 12:00pm and working from there.
Cornwall Trains – 5 hours and 7 minutes.
6. Is it possible to get to Bristol in a quicker time by switching trains at different stations. Which routes are quicker than a direct train? How much quicker are they?
Discuss that Coral and Sandy need to be at a station before the train departs. This question is open-ended for children to explore.
Various answers, for example: 09:31 South Western train to Plymouth, arriving at 11:05 then the 11:10 South Coast train to Bristol, arriving at 14:19. This is 19 minutes quicker.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 5: (5S1) Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
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