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 during the 1960’s? What is the population of Liverpool now? Has it increased or decreased? By how much? Explain it.

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?

55 thoughts on “Year 5 Maths Challenge

  1. Bronze
    Paul McCartney:28 when becoming famous.
    Cilla black:20 or 21 age when becoming famous .
    John Lennon:24 when becoming famous.
    Mick Jagger: 21 when becoming famous.
    Silver
    During the 1960,s the population in liverpool was 1,384,000.The population in 2020 is now 1002,000. The population has decreased by 482,000.
    The most successful singer is paul McCartney because he sold 700 million albums .
    Cilla black was the least successful singer because she only scolded 29,million albums around the world.

  2. Bronze
    McCarteny was 77 years old when he became famous.

    Cilla black was 26 years old when she became famous.

    JohnLennon was 17 when he became famous.

    Mick Jagger was 24 when he became famous.

  3. Silver:
    Liverpool in 1960’s population was 996,000.
    But now Liverpool has 489,000.
    This was a huge difference it was difference of 507,000

  4. Silver:

    In the 1960s the population of Liverpool was 960000
    Now a days Liverpool holds up to 552267
    The difference is 407733 and the population of Liverpoolid decreasing

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