Ten problems involving reindeer and elves. Multiplication and division sums based on times table.
Eight questions colouring presents in a stocking eg 1/6 blue. Three questions involving presents left by Santa.
Problems involving present delivery to houses. Multiplication and division sums based on times table facts.
Addition and subtraction problems based on packs of Christmas cards.
Addition with carrying, subtraction with decomposition.
Problems involving present delivery and number of presents left in Santa’s sack. Multiplication and division based on times table facts. One short multiplication but could be completed with repeated addition.
Questions involving a dart board. First few questions include colouring the dart board and simple explanation of game. Two tables to complete showing darts thrown. Students have to calculate the scores and totals.
Multiplication problems based on packs of Christmas cards.
Ten short multiplication sums, two addition sums with carrying, and one subtraction sum with decomposition.
Fraction and percentage problems based on Christmas cards and post.
Simple fractions and percentages. Finding fractions and percentages of quantities.
Fourteen questions involving a cake recipe which has to be increased in size and then questions about the size of the pieces cut.
Questions involving a dart board. The first 4 questions are identical to those on M.1.7.410 as an introduction to the board. Questions include working out all the combinations of throwing a number, working out how to win with just 9 darts and the dimensions of the board.
Questions involving the temperature at Santa’s house including negative temperatures: degree increases and decreases; differences in temperatures.
Changes in temperature as Santa visits Australia and England.
Christmas problems (reindeer, elves etc) involving measurement: kg, g, L, mL, m, cm, hours and minutes. No decimal notation.
Problems involving wrapping presents.
Students find the perimeter of a present (mainly in centimetres) to see if the length of wrapping paper is long enough (mainly in metres) to wrap around it.
Students measure the picture of the Christmas tree and calculate its area.
Students calculate the volume and surface area of four presents. They calculate a percentage of the surface area to find the quantity of wrapping paper required and work out which present weighs the most for its size. Two calculations involving wrapping times.
Problems concerning a Christmas cake. Questions 14 to 18 are quite tricky and a calculator will be needed for these questions.
Problems concerning putting Christmas lights up around the exterior of a house.
Students add up tally marks and draw a bar graph of Santa’s letters and their country of origin. Each square = 2 letters. Nine questions about the data.
Students are presented with information about UK postage rates to other countries and different weight letters and parcels. Students work out the prices of various letters and parcels and answer more questions. The last two questions are quite tricky and involve several steps.
Students are presented with information about Australian postage rates to other countries and different weight letters and parcels. Students work out the prices of various letters and parcels and answer more questions.
Students are presented with information about US postage rates to other countries and different weight letters and parcels. Students work out the prices of various letters and parcels and answer more questions. The last two questions are quite tricky and involve several steps.
Students add up tally marks where each tally = 10 letters and draw a bar line graph of Santa’s letters and their country of origin. Each square = 20 letters. Seven questions about the data.
Questions involving the likelihood of pulling a particular coloured present out of a stocking.
Students draw a pie chart showing the country of origin of letters to Santa. Students draw a histogram showing the ages of the children sending the letters to Santa.
Students answer questions about a pentagon and then draw a star inside.
Follow the 14 instructions, eg 2 squares N to draw a Christmas picture.
Students draw a star inside a pentagon, and then draw two more stars inside.
Follow the 35 instructions, eg 1 square SE, to draw a Christmas picture.
Students draw stars in regular polygons. They look for patterns between number of lines drawn and number of sides and use patterns to make predictions. Pages 3 & 4 involve a function machine which calculates the number of lines drawn.