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Solving reallife problems

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Set maths activity to identify operation required and steps needed to solve word problems.

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Solving reallife problems

  1. 1. Money and real-life problemsNumeracy skills are more widely used with moneythan with any other real-life problems.Here we are going to look at how to approachthese problems.
  2. 2. Money and real-life problemsWhen faced with a real-life problem there are several simple steps to follow in order to solve them.1) Read the problem2) Extract the data3) Decide what type of calculation is needed4) Show your working out5) State clearly your solution
  3. 3. Money and real-life problems Sample question: A man pays a garage for work on his car. The mechanic charges £30 per hour plus the cost of parts. If the car owner needs 4 hours work and £65 of parts, how much does it cost the car owner?1) Read the problem
  4. 4. Money and real-life problems Sample question: A man pays a garage for work on his car. The mechanic charges £30 per hour plus the cost of parts. If the car owner needs 4 hours work and £65 of parts, how much does it cost the car owner?2) Extract the data
  5. 5. Money and real-life problems3) Decide what type of calculation is needed 4 hours work at £30 per hour plus £65 of parts
  6. 6. Money and real-life problems3) Decide what type of calculation is needed 4 x £30 + £65
  7. 7. Money and real-life problems4) Show your working out 4 x £30 + £65 we always do x or ÷ first if there are no brackets.
  8. 8. Money and real-life problems4) Show your working out £120 + £65 we always do x or ÷ first if there are no brackets.
  9. 9. Money and real-life problems4) Show your working out £120 + £65 = £185
  10. 10. Money and real-life problems5) State clearly your solution It costs the car owner £185
  11. 11. Money and real-life problems Remember: 1) Read the problem 2) Extract the data 3) Decide what type of calculation is needed 4) Show your working out 5) State clearly your solution

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