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CTSC Maths Thinker – Week 13

13 - 17 July

Grade 4 - 7

Take our daily marvellous Primary School Maths Thinker to sharpen your mind and enhance your skills. Find curriculum-aligned maths questions to help your child explore essential concepts. Daily questions will be posted Monday to Thursday for Grade 4 – 7 respectively. Look out for the solutions to these questions every Friday (all grades). The CTSC Education Team will be standing by should you have any questions – please reach out by posting any questions on our Facebook or Instagram page in the comments section. #CTSCMaths

Grade 7

This week we will be exploring DATA HANDLING with the Grade 7 learners. Scroll through the images below for the images that link to the questions.

1. After a trip to the farm, the learners had to count how many animals they saw (See Image)
How many learners seen more than 2 animals?

2. Muneerah tracked how many people bought scissors last month. (See Image)
How many customers bought scissors more than 2 times in the past month?

3. At a sweet factory, the mango flavoured sweets were packaged into bags of various sizes. (See Image)

4. A student made a log of how many pages they had to study for their upcoming exams (See Image)
Which bar graph shows the same data?

5. Jamey went to a function and saw there were many bags present, She then recorded the number of spots found on each bag.
Use the data to complete the frequency chart (See Image)

QUESTION IMAGES: Grade 7 THE ANSWERS: Grade 7

Grade 6

This week we will be exploring DATA HANDLING with the Grade 6 learners. Scroll through the images below for the images that link to the questions.

1. Look at the pictograph:
How many learners chose Cricket as their favourite field sport (See Image)

2. Use the given data to complete the missing row in the pictographs (See Image)
“At a school bake sale 4 classmates set out to sell boxes of biscuits. In conclusion, Jenna sold 3 ½ boxes, Rudy sold 5 boxes, Shaun sold 2 ½ boxes and Anushka sold 7 boxes.”

3. Nathan counted the number of desks in each classroom at his school. How many classroom have fewer than 40 desks? (See Image)

4. For a maths assignment, Lucy designed a Kahoot! quiz for her classmates. She then looked at the scores of her Kahoot! quiz.
The scores were as follows: 14 21 21 22 30 34 36 42 46 46 51 54 59 61 66 66 77
Use the data to complete the stem-and-leaf (See Image)

5. At the Cape Town Science Centre, we counted the number of children going down the Friction Addiction Slide and the graph (See Image)
How many children went down the slide fewer than 2 times?

6.For statistics, Miss Daniels asked her learners how many rulers they own and received the following data: 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 2 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1
Complete the line plot (See Image)

7. Jimmy’s classmates revealed the amount of science movies they’ve watched. The results were (See Image)
If Doug watched 3 science movies, how many science movies has Elsa watched?

8. At the school all the sporting equipment is packed in a special storeroom. The pie chart below shows the percentage of space taken up for the various sport’s equipment. (See Image)
Which sport’s equipment takes up the most space in the storeroom?

9. A farmer recorded the monthly rainfall from March to August. Which month experienced the highest rainfall (mm)?

10. Which graph is best to show kilograms of food used and kilograms of food wasted at the school canteen from the options below?
Bar graph, pictograph, double bar graph or line graph

QUESTION IMAGES: Grade 6 THE ANSWERS: Grade 6

Grade 5

This week we will be exploring DATA HANDLING with the Grade 5 learners. Scroll through the images below for the images that link to the questions.

Tally Graphs
1. Each time you see an image, make a tally mark. Then use your tally mark and make a graph (See Image)

Pie charts
2. The pie chart represent the total percentages of sales of stationery. Use the pie chart to answer the questions below (See Image)
2.1 What percentage of drawing sheets were sold?
2.2 Which stationery had the highest sales? What was the percentage?
2.3 Express the percentage of pens sold as a common fraction and simplify.
2.4 What is the difference between the compass boxes and books that were sold? Express your answer as a common fraction and simplify.

Bar graphs
3. Use the bar graph to answer the question below (See Image)
3.1 How many children liked snakes? Why do you think so few children like snakes?
3.2 Which animal was the favourite among the children? How many children liked this animal?
3.3 What do you think the other animal is?
3.4 How many more children liked lions than elephants?
3.5 If there were 35 children, what percentage of the children like giraffes?

Pictographs
4. Use the tally marks and design your own pictograph (See Image)

QUESTION IMAGES: Grade 5 THE ANSWERS: Grade 5

Grade 4

This week we will be exploring DATA HANDLING with the Grade 4 learners. Scroll through the images below for the images that link to the questions.

1. Use the pictograph to answer the questions that follow (See image)
1.1 How many oranges were sold during the third week?
1.2 During which week were the most oranges sold and how much?
1.3 What is the difference between the number of oranges sold during week 2 and week 3?
1.4 What is the total amount of oranges sold over the 4 week period?

2. Study the pie chart and answer the questions that follow (See image)
2.1 Name the number of books on Maths subject.
2.2 Name the subject with the least number of books in the library.
2.3 What is the total number of books in the library?
2.4 Work out the difference between French books and English books in the library.

3. The bar graph shows the number of kilograms of rice that were consumed by a group of people during 5 months (See image)
3.1 How many kilograms of rice were consumed in January?
3.2 How much more rice was consumed in March than in April?
3.3 During which month was the most kilograms of rice consumed? How much?
3.4 During which month was the least kilograms of rice consumed?

4. Use the table to draw your own bar graph. Remember to add labels to your chart and the axes. (See image)

QUESTION IMAGES: Grade 4 THE ANSWERS: Grade 4