Year 6 Maths Challenge Spring 1

We have been learning about fractions this term. Your challenges are linked to fractions of amount. Think carefully about what the question is asking you to do.

Bronze

A little monkey had 60 peaches.

He decided to give away 3/4 of his peaches.

How many peaches did he have left?
Explain how you got your answer clearly.

Silver

A little monkey had 75 peaches.

On day 1 he gave away 1/3 of his peaches.

On Day 2 he then received 10 more peaches. With this he gave away 2/6 of his peaches and ate 4.

How many peaches does the little monkey have left?

Gold

13 thoughts on “Year 6 Maths Challenge Spring 1

  1. Bronze:
    He had 15 left as I know mentally that 60 divided by 4 equals 15 so 1/4 equals 15 so 3/4 equals 45 and 60 takeaway 45 equals 15. So there are 15 peaches left.

    Silver:
    He has 31 peaches left because 1/3 of 75 is 25 and 25 takeaway 10 equals 15 then he gave another 25 away and ate 4 so 15 add 25 equals 40 and 40 add 4 equals 44 and finally 75 takeaway 44 equals 31.

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