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Solving Problems (Year 4)
It takes Dad 45 minutes to paint 3 fence panels. It takes him 15 minutes to paint one fence panel.

Solving Problems (Year 4)

In KS2 Maths, children have fun solving problems from real-life situations. For example, in Year Four, they tackle challenges like converting measurements, such as centimetres to metres or minutes to hours.

Real problems are everywhere! Like figuring out how long it takes to walk to school or how much money you'll have left after buying sweets. But, how do we solve these problems? It's all about finding solutions! This quiz asks questions about everyday situations, testing your skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, weights, distances, capacities, and time.

Life is full of exciting problems to solve. Take this quiz to practice and see how well you can tackle real-life challenges. Get ready for the adventures of KS2 Maths!

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1.
Mum weighed 55kg. She lost 500g when she was ill. What does she weigh now?
50kg
50.5kg
52.5kg
54.5kg
Remember there are 1,000g in 1kg so 500g is equivalent to half a kg or 0.5kg
2.
A large glass holds 300ml and a small glass holds 250ml. A jug has 1 litre of juice. First I fill 1 large glass. How many small glasses can be filled with what is left in the jug?
1
2
3
4
First you need to subtract 300ml from 1 litre. As there are 1,000ml in a litre, the answer is 700ml. Divide this by 250ml and the answer is 2 full glasses with 200ml left over
3.
There are 35 red balloons, 22 blue balloons and 7 white balloons. 27 balloons pop. How many balloons are left?
25
32
35
37
You only need to add the units to work this one out. 3 + 2 + 7 = 14 and 14 - 7 = 7. As only one of the answers ends in a 7 we know it must be right
4.
Amy drives 13 miles to her grandmother's and then 8 miles to the shops. How many miles has Amy driven?
21
22
23
24
13 + 8 = 21
5.
To bake a cake, 250g of flour is required. If a bag of flour is 1kg how much would be left after baking 3 cakes?
250g
500g
600g
750g
3 x 250 = 750
There are 1,000g in a kg so 1,000 - 750 = 250
6.
Two shelves measure 75cm and 83cm. What is their total length in metres?
0.158m
1.58m
15.8m
158m
When converting cm to metres remember that there are 100cm in 1 metre
7.
A baby needs to take 5ml of medicine 3 times a day. How much medicine does the baby need each day?
10ml
15ml
20ml
25ml
5 x 3 = 15 so three lots of 5ml are 15ml
8.
Laura was playing a game. Her scores were 17, 25 and 32. What was her total score for all 3 games?
54
64
74
84
One way to do this is to add the units first (7 + 5 + 2 = 14) and then add the result to the tens (14 + 10 + 20 + 30 = 74)
9.
Ahmed got up at 7:00. It took him 35 minutes to get ready and 20 minutes to walk to school. What time did he arrive in school?
7:30
7:45
7:55
8:05
7:55 can also be written as five to eight
10.
It takes Dad 45 minutes to paint 3 fence panels. How long does it take to paint one fence panel?
10 minutes
15 minutes
17 minutes
20 minutes
To work this one out you have to divide 45 by 3
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Problem solving

Author:  Amanda Swift

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