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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Can anyone suggest a good resource for maths problem solving. DS needs a bit of help on the old "If Emily's favourite colour is green and she has 20p at the beginning of the week and leaves home at 07.15 then how many horses does she own" type questions. Free downloads would be fab. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:40 pm 
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try Manchester grammar paper 2 for past few years, St Paul's samples, Habs Boys - all available to download from respective websites. Only MGS has answers (no working out) so you have to do the rest yourself


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Strssedmoi, what do you mean by this sum? Is it pun? Or there is a sum just like what you have written???


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:27 pm 
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wildwest wrote:
Strssedmoi, what do you mean by this sum? Is it pun? Or there is a sum just like what you have written???



Sorry, no, it's just my daft sense of humour :D . Although probably no more silly than people who write exam papers for 10 year olds expecting them to know what inertia and oblique are!

Thanks leanmeamum, will pop across the sites for a look. Cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Not directly Maths problem-solving, but you could also look in newsagents / bookshops for 'Logic Puzzle' magazines or books. These are what I usually refer to as 'Who owns the Zebra?' puzzles, after the first one I saw as a child, in a booklet which came with a copy of 'Readers' Digest' :D . Good for a bit of light-hearted brain-stretching, anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:36 am 
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Quite a few on the primary maths challenge web pages:

http://www.m-a.org.uk/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=251

Just pick and choose ftom past years papers.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:33 am 
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Stressed?Moi?, the answer is obvious: 1.5kg of flour.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:46 am 
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russet wrote:
Stressed?Moi?, the answer is obvious: 1.5kg of flour.

love it :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:37 pm 
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DC17C wrote:
russet wrote:
Stressed?Moi?, the answer is obvious: 1.5kg of flour.

love it :lol:


me too!

Sorry russet, incorrect, it's 33 km/hour. Obvious when you think of it :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:39 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
Not directly Maths problem-solving, but you could also look in newsagents / bookshops for 'Logic Puzzle' magazines or books. These are what I usually refer to as 'Who owns the Zebra?' puzzles, after the first one I saw as a child, in a booklet which came with a copy of 'Readers' Digest' :D . Good for a bit of light-hearted brain-stretching, anyway.


Was thinking of starting him on Sudoku, so will look into this as well.


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