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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Math Sample - Mathex

On Friday we did MATHEX!TM. MATHEX!TM is a competition for most year groups. You enter teams of four and working together, you need to answer some practical questions and 20 quickfire questions. This year, my team came 2nd overall Year 5. Here is an example of a MATHEX!TM question. Can you answer it???

A tank contains some petrol. When 24 litres are added the total quantity of petrol in the tank is 4 times as much as before. How many litres were originally in the tank?
Here is a list of all of the skills you should have to be successful at MATHEX!TM 
  • Math skills - you need to be good at maths.
  • Teamwork - you need to work with your team.
  • Think creatively - this will help in the practical questions
  • Read questions properly - questions aren't always what they seem.
I improved my teamwork - I was not really a person to take a backseat every once in a while

My next step will be to work on math questions that use clues as I am better at straight +-x/

Feedback: I think that you did improve on your teamwork.
Feedforward: Nothing. Telaina

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your teams great results Abby. You certainly worked well as a team and improved with your communication and accuracy in solving these challenging questions.

    I enjoyed the way you came to the learning workshops with a positive attitude and contributed you ideas clearly to discussions. Solving multi step word problems is a skill that you are well on the way to mastering.

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