Solving problems based on real life situations is a part of KS2 Maths. In Year Six children will be given problems involving large numbers and different measures such as millilitres and litres, grams and kilograms, millimetres and kilometres, and minutes and hours.
Solving problems requires either multiplication, division, addition or subtraction, and possibly all of them! In real life you'll come across problems involving weights and measures  for example, how much money something costs in pounds and pence or how much it weighs in grams and kilograms. But not all problems are about measures, some are different, like this one  If your doctor has told you to take a Vitamin C tablet every day for 3 months, how many tablets will you need to buy?
See how much you have learned in your lessons by playing this quiz about solving problems involving different measures.














To work out the answer you have to add the three amounts together. 0.75 litres is the same as 750ml so 750 + 400 + 350 = 1,500ml which is the same as 1.5 litres

To work this out first take 40 minutes from 50 leaving 10. Then take 3 hours from 16 leaving 13


If there are 42 seats in every row then we multiply 42 by 32 to work out the answer

200 ÷ 30 = 6 remainder 20cm. As 20cm is not long enough to make a bow, we can only make 6 bows


There are 100cm in a metre so Dad is 183cm tall. 183 + 28 = 211 so the ceiling is 211cm tall. 211cm is the same as 2.11 metres

To work this one out first divide 60 by 5 which is 12. Then Multiply 12 by 1.2 which is 14.4 so the car will use up 14.4 litres of fuel if it travels 60 miles. 14.4 litres subtracted from 20 litres leaves 5.6 litres still in the tank


To calculate this 50 minutes x 2.5 = 125 minutes. Add another 50 minutes gives 175 minutes or 2 hours and 55 minutes

This type of question needs to go backwards. The last step was to subtract 180 so add this back 300 + 180 = 480. To get here we had to multiply by 15 so we divide by 15 to get back to our original number


Adding the numbers after the decimal points will help here. 0.2 + 0.8 = 1.0 so we know that the answer will end in .23

100  34 = 66 so we know that the answer will end in .66. If we add 0.66 to 2.34 we get 3 so we still need another 3kg
