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# Year 6

### Using Our Maths A

#### Following Units 1-8

These activities bring together the different mathematical skills that your child should now know. By combining these skills in puzzles and activities your child will need to reason and think of solutions, as well as complete calculations. This will help your child to really understand the skills they are learning.

Talk through each group of questions and ask your child how they are going to solve the challenges.

It’s good to get stuck sometimes! When this happens discuss the challenge in the following order:

• What do we need to find out to solve the challenge?
• What do we know by looking at the question?
• Want could we do first?
• How would that help us?

Is there anything else we could do?

#### Activities:

Talk about what you have to do to solve these problems before you start each one. Do not use a calculator to work these out, but you can check with one afterwards. This will help you check your method.

1.    If I have £56.25 in my bank account and I spend £183.78 by how much am in overdraft?
2.    If I am £36.70 in overdraft and I pay in £265.80, how much money will actually be in my account?
3.     I have an overdraft of ££183.21 but then I pay in £260.14 and spend a further £77.77. How much is in my account now?
4.     I get paid £264.18 each week for four weeks. During that time I spend £763.50. How much do I have left after four weeks?
5.    On Friday I had £418.72 in my account. On Monday my account was in overdraft by £17.63. How much did I spend at the weekend?

What are the missing numbers?
6.     38 x ? = 3800
7.     38 ÷ ? = 3.8
8.     38 ÷ ? = 0.38
9.     38 x ? = 38000
10.   38 ÷ ? = 38

Identify the missing functions
11.     25 ? 5 = 125
12.     125 ? 25 = 5
13.     125 ? 25 = 100
14.     125 ? 5 = 625
15.     625 ? 125 = 5

Round these numbers to the nearest 10, then the nearest 100, then the nearest 1000.
16.     58
17.     263
18.     1874
19.     15,201
20.     28,888