# 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.

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. Safiya Osman

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. Ryan Wali

Oh! sorry I ment bronze and Dielli cilla black died on the first of August 2015 but its okay:)

3. Ryan Wali

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.

4. Lowesha Jackson

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.

5. Mihir Sharma

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.

6. Pranit Vaja

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.

john lennon was 17 when he became famous
mick jagger was 16
cilla black was 18
paul mcarteny was 15

8. Dylan Chand

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.

9. Sanna Khan

BRONZE
Cilla black-20
Mick jagger-19
John lennon-17
Paul McCARTNEY-15

BY SANAA

10. Osmaan Sharifi

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

11. Gautam Shrivastava

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.

12. Gautam Shrivastava

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.

13. Zaid Abujebbeh

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.

14. Humaira Begum

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.

15. Zaid Abujebbeh

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

16. Syed Junaideen

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.

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.

18. Omio Bhattacharjee

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

• Omio Bhattacharjee

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.

19. Jay Damania

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

20. Baldeep Jassi

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.

• Baldeep Jassi

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.

21. Anton Smith

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.

• Anton Smith

I mean cilla black not villa black

22. Momina Shafique

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.

23. Momina Shafique

Bronze

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

24. Ali Hameed

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.

25. Fatima Ghaffar

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.

26. Ali Hameed

Fatimah stop

27. Fatima Ghaffar

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.

28. Hanaan Finger

that was bronze

29. Hanaan Finger

Paul McCartney was 15
Cilla Black was 18
John Lennon was 17

30. Lea Colak

Mick jagger-14

31. Lea Colak

Paul mcartney -15
John Lennon – 17
Cilla black -18

32. Samuel Masterson

Paul McCartney was 15

John Lennon was 17

Mick Jagger was 19

Cilla Black was 20

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.

34. Alishba Khan

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.

35. Mohamed Shanab

silver

the population of Liverpool was 996000 people.
the population of Liverpool now is 465000.
the population decreased.

36. Bilal Abdi

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:(

37. Mia Mattu

Paul McCartney- 15
Jhon Leanon- 17
Cilla Black- 18

BRONZE

38. Malaeka Khatan

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

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.

40. Weli Sharif

McCartney then John Lennon and cillablack

41. Tiya Patel

PAUL MCCARTNEY was famous when he was 15.

JHON LEANON was famous when he was 17.

CILLA BLACK was famous when she was 18.

42. Dielli Malaj

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.

43. Ahlam Mohammed

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

• Ahlam Mohammed

sorry not gota got a

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.

• Fatima Ghaffar

YOU SAID ZADE ANAZING INSTEAD OF AMAZING AND YOU HAVENT ORDED THEM CORRECTLY AND WHERES MICK JAGGER?

• Fatima Ghaffar

ITS MEANT TO BE PAUL NOT PAU; ZEID

• Fatima Ghaffar

45. Nicole Taylor

JOHN LEANON WAS 17 WHEN HE BECAME FAMOUS

CILLA BLACK WAS 18 WHEN SHE BECAME FAMOUS

Paul McCartney was 15 when he became famouse

• Fatima Ghaffar

YOU SAID FAMOUSE INSTEAD OF FAMOUS AND YOU HAVENT ORDED THEM CORRECTLY AND WHERES MICK JAGGER NICOLE?