Year 5 Maths Challenge

Hi year 5, are you ready to take the challenge?

This half term we are learning about the 1960’s so I have set you a challenge about this time period and you will need to use your place value knowledge to solve it.

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Bronze

Investigate British singers in the 1960’s: Paul McCartney, Cilla Black, John Lennon, and Mick Jagger. Find out how old they were when they became famous and order from youngest to oldest.

Silver

The Beatles were a famous band from Liverpool in the 1960’s. What was the population of Liverpool in 1960’s? What is the population of Liverpool now? Has it increased or decreased?

Gold

Research the record sales for the following singers; Cilla Black, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger, using this knowledge identify who is the most successful singer. You will need to explain why using correct mathematical vocabulary. What is the difference in records sold between the most successful and least successful?

Platinum 

Research the record sales for the following singers; Cilla Black, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger, using this knowledge identify who is the most successful singer. You will need to explain why using correct mathematical vocabulary. What is the difference in records sold between the most successful and least successful? How many records have they sold altogether? John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in the famous British band ‘The Beatles’. Using their solo record sales and those of The Beatles how many records have the sold combined altogether?

53 thoughts on “Year 5 Maths Challenge

  1. the Beatles became famous in the 1960 it decresed because nobody realy talked about it . but in these days they like jazz and hip hop some people like pop and rock but the most commen one is rap.

  2. silver

    Paul Mccartney was 15 when he became famous.
    cilla black was 18 when she became famous.
    John lennon was 17 when he became famous.
    mick jagger was 21 when he became famous.
    paul Mccartney was the youngest when he became famous.
    john lennon was the second youngest when he became famous and he was 2 years older than paul mccartney.
    cilla black was the third youngest when she became famous and she was 1 year older than john lennon.
    mick jagger was the oldest when he became famous and he was 3 years older than cilla black.

  3. 1:Mick Jagger was famous at 21 and was born in 1943.
    2:Cilla black who born in 1943 and became famous in 1963.
    3:Paul MC Carthney born in 1942 became famous in 1962 at the age of 20.

  4. Platinum

    Individual record sales of John Lennon and Paul McCartney are 14.1 million and 60.1 million respectively. Mick Jagger, as part of band Rolling Stones had a sale figure of 68 million whereas band Beatles, of which Lennon and McCartney were members, sold 264.9 million records.
    There was no definite information available about Cilla Black’s record sales, but she was the least successful out of the four music artists.
    The total sale of Lennon and McCartney individually and as part of band Beatles is, 14.1 + 60.1 + 264.9 = 339.1 million.

  5. BRONZE
    Cilla Black was 18 when she became famous.
    Jhon Lennon was 17 when he became famous.
    Paul Mcartney was 15 when he became famous.
    Mick Jagger was 19 when he became famous.

  6. Paul McCartney was 15 when he was famous.
    John Lennon was 17 when he was famous.
    Mick Jagger was 19 when he was famous.
    Cilla Black was 20 when he was famous.

  7. PLATINUM

    The total of all four singers record sales added altogether equal 241,700,000.The value of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s record sales equalled altogether is 162,000,000 . 38 million record sales is the difference between Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s record sales . To conclude , this means Paul McCartney has sold more records than Cilla Black , John Lennon and Mick Jagger because he sold 100000 records whereas everyone else sold less

  8. Bronze

    1. Paul McCartney was born in 1942 and got famous in 1962. So he became famous when he was 20 years old.
    2. Cilla Black was born in 1943 and got famous in 1963. So she became famous when she was 20 years old.
    3. John Lennon was born in 1940 and got famous in 1960. So he became famous when he was 20 years old.
    4. Mick Jagger was born in 1943 and got famous in 1964. So he became famous when he was 21 years old.
    Youngest to oldest
    1. Mick Jagger- 1943
    2. Cilla Black- 1943
    3. Paul McCartney- 1942
    4. John Lennon- 1940

    Silver

    Liverpool population in 1960 was 996,000 and increased in 2011 census to 1,507,000. The increase is of 511,000 people since 1960.

  9. Bronze
    1. Paul McCartney was born in 1942 and got famous in 1962. So he became famous when he was 20 years old.
    2. Cilla Black was born in 1943 and got famous in 1963. So she became famous when she was 20 years old.
    3. John Lennon was born in 1940 and got famous in 1960. So he became famous when he was 20 years old.
    4. Mick Jagger was born in 1943 and got famous in 1964. So he became famous when he was 21 years old.
    Youngest to oldest
    1. Mick Jagger- 1943
    2. Cilla Black- 1943
    3. Paul McCartney- 1942
    4. John Lennon- 1940
    Silver
    Liverpool population in 1960 was 996,000 and increased in 2011 census to 1,507,000. The increase is of 511,000 people since 1960.

  10. Bronze
    At the age of 15 Paul McCarthey became famous.
    At the age of 17 John Lennon became famous.
    At the age of 18 Cilla Black became famous.
    At the age of 19 Mick Jagger became famous.
    I have ordered the singers from youngest to oldest.

  11. Gold
    Cilla black sold 800,000 records and Paul Mccartney has sold 2,500,000 records. Mick Jaggar has sold 70,000 records and John Lennon has sold 500,000 records. The difference between the most successful and the least successful is 2,430,000. The most successful singer is Paul Mccartney because he has sold the most records however, Mick Jaggar has sold the least amount of records so he is the least successful singer.

  12. Silver
    The population of Liverpool in the 1960s was 700000.
    The population of Liverpool now is 466400.
    The population has decreased by 233600 in Liverpool.
    700000-466400=233600

  13. Liverpool has an estimated population of 467,000 in 2015. Liverpool has an estimated population of 996,000 in 1960.
    The population of Liverpool has decreased by 529,000.

  14. BRONZE
    Paul McCartney: was 15 years old when he was famous.
    John Lennon: was 17 years old when he was famous.
    Cilla Black:was 18 years old when she was famous.
    mick Jagger: was 19 or 21 years old when he was famous.

    SILVER
    The population in 1960’s was 996,000. the population of Liverpool now is 466,400 so the population has decreased of Liverpool.

    GOLD
    The most successful person is Paul McCartney because he has sold 2500000, Cilla Black has also sold 800000,John Lennon has sold 500000 and mick Jagger sold 700000.The different from Paul McCartney all the way to Mick Jagger is 2,430,000.

  15. Bronze challenge
    Youngest to oldest

    Paul McCartney became famous at the age of 15
    John Lennon became famous at the age of 17
    Cilla Black became famous at the age of 18
    Mick Jagger became famous at the age of 19

    The difference in age between the youngest Paul McCartney and the oldest Mick Jagger is only four years different.The difference in age between the second oldest who is John Lennon and the second oldest who is 18 is only one years difference between them in the year they became famous.

    Sliver challenge.
    The population of Liverpool at

    • Carrying on from Silver challenge
      The population of Liverpool at the time of the 1960’s was approximately 689,000 on the other hand Liverpool’s population now is 466,415 so the population of Liverpool has decreased by 228,585.
      Gold challenge
      Paul McCartney has sold 100 million albums and 100 million singles throughout his career and John Lennon who was in the same group band as Paul McCartney which was the beatles although John Lennon only did 57.6 million albums with the Beatles and only 4.4 million solo albums.He has very less albums because of his tragic death at New York.Mick Jagger had 79 million record singles.Cilla Black has sold 700,000 record singles.The difference between the most successful who is Paul McCartney and the least successful who is Cilla Black is 99 million and three hundred thousand.
      Platinum Challenge
      The four singers record sales added altogether is 241,700,000.John Lennon and Paul McCartney record sales altogether is 162,000,000.The difference between Paul McCartney record sales and John Lennon’s record sales is 38 million so this means that Paul McCartney is more successful than John Lennon,Cilla Black and Mick Jagger.

  16. Bronze
    Paul McCarteny was 15 when he became famous

    Cilla Black was famous at the age of 18

    Mick Jagger was famous at the age of 19

    John Lennon was famous at the age of 17

  17. Bronze

    Paul McCartney became famous at the age 15

    John Lennon became famous at the age of 17

    Cilla Black became famous at the age of 18

    Mick Jagger became famous at the age of 19 or 21

    Silver

    The population in Liverpool in the 1960’s was 689,000,
    however now in Liverpool the population is 466,400. This means that throughout 1960 and 2015 the population in Liverpool has decreased.

    • Gold

      Paul McCartney has sold 100 million albums and 100 million single during his his singing career and John Lennon is in same band as Paul McCartney, The Beatles. John Lennon has sold 57.6 million albums with The Beatles, as they have sold over 2 billion albums! Mick Jagger has sold over 1 million singles. Cilla black has sold approximately sold 700,000 singles,so the difference between the successful and the least successful is 99300000.

  18. at the age of 17 John Lennon became famous.
    Cilla black became famous at the age of 18.
    Paul McCartney became famous at the age of 15.

    In order Paul McCartney is the youngest,John Lennon was second youngest,and villa black was the oldest.

  19. Bronze

    Paul Muartley-15
    John Lennon-17
    Cilla black- 18

    Silver
    The Beatles became very famous in the 1960’s it decreased. At that time everybody liked them but now people do not like them that much so that means the population has increased.

  20. Silver Challenge
    The population of liverpool in the 1960’s was 996,000. The population now has decreased to a population of 466,415 people.

  21. SILVER CHALLENGE
    The population in the 1960’s of Liverpool was 700,000. The population of Liverpool now is 466,400. So the population has decreased by 233,600.

  22. BRONZE CHALLENGE
    1.)Paul McCartney: Paul Mccartney became famous at the age of 15/1957.
    2.)Mick Jagger: Mick Jagger became famous at the age of 21/1964.
    3.)John Lennon: John Lennon became famous at the age of 23/1963
    4.)Cilla Black: Cilla Black became famous at the age of 42/1985.

  23. Gold
    The most successful singer is Paul mc cartney because he has sold 2500000 when cilla black has sold 800000 John Lennon has sold 500000 and mock jagger sold 70000.The difference between the most successful and least succesfull is 2,430,000.

  24. Mick Jagger was 14 when he was famous.
    Paul McCartney was 15 when he was famous.
    John Lennon was 17 when he was famous.
    Cilla Black was 18 when he became famous.

  25. In the 1960s there were more people and it was more popular,THAN NOW!!!!!!!The population was 996,000! Maybe it is because there was less independence and more helping and dependence.But now Liverpool has the population of 948,000 ,maybe the people are getting more independent and might think the person is bugging the m constantly and then get more angry.Loads of people will think the people want to fight,the population has decreased and not increased:(

  26. John Lennoin was 17 when he became famous.
    Villa Black was 18 when he’d became famous.
    Paul McCartney was 15 when he became famous.
    So that ,means the time order is Paul McCartney then John Lennon and then the oldest was Villa Black

  27. sliver
    The Beatles became famous in the 1960s it decrease that time every body liked it but now no one very talked about so it increase .The differences is it is so broning it doesn’t make any one smile but back the they love the song it was always in shop.

  28. Jhon Lennon became famous on 1940 October,Paul McCartney became famous in 1942 in Liverpool,Nick Jagger became famous on 1943 26 of July,CILLA Black became famous on August 1 2015.

  29. John LEANON was 17 years old when he was famous
    Then it was CILLA BLACK who was 18 years old when she was famous .
    At last PAUL MCCARTNEY who was 15 years old
    mick Jagger gota guitar at the age of 14

  30. JOHN LEANON : THIS ANAZING PERSON WAS FAMOUS AT THE AGE OF 17.

    CILLA BLACK : THIS OTHER AMAZING PERSON WAS FAMOUS AT THE AGE OF 18.

    PAU; MCCARTNEY : THIS AMAZING PERSON WAS FAMOUS AT THE AGE OF 15.

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