Problem of the week

Jun 1, 2020 | Chiswick

Moana, Anna, Merida, and Rapunzel .....try this week's word problems to see how you can combine math with your favorite Disney characters.

Level A: Years 1 - 3 Question: Moana sails her boat for 30 minutes a day, 7 days per week. How many hours per week does Moana spend sailing?

Level B: Years 3 - 6 Question: Anna builds a snowman out of 3 big snowballs. The first snowball weighs 24 kilograms. The second snowball weighs 1 2 as much as the first. The third snowball weighs 2 3 as much as the second. How much does the snowman weigh in total?

Level C: Years 6 - 9 Question: Merida spends an afternoon shooting arrows at targets. Her ratio of hits to misses is 5:1. What percentage of Merida’s shots hit the target?

Level D: Year 9+ Question: Rapunzel spends part of her morning cleaning, part of it painting, and part of it reading. The amount of time she spends cleaning is 78 minutes less than the amount of time she spends painting. The amount of time she spends painting is 15 minutes more than half the amount of time she spends reading. The amount of time she spends reading is 6 minutes more than 10 times the amount of time she spends cleaning. How much time does Rapunzel spend reading?