Posts Tagged ‘fractions’

Maths – Interpreting data

The local family restaurant is known for their four famous dishes….

Grilled Snapper, Roast Lamb, Chicken Kiev & Vegetarian Lasagna


On Friday night there were many functions booked and the head chef and her kitchen staff served the following dishes,

Grilled Snapper 40, Roast Lamb 40, Chicken Kiev 60, Vegetarian lasagna 60

On Saturday night they had a quieter evening and only served the following dishes,

Grilled Snapper 10, Roast Lamb 6, Chicken Kiev 14, Vegetarian Lasagna 30


a) What can you say about the choices of the diners on Friday and Saturday night?

b) The head chef said that the Vegetarian lasagna was more popular on Saturday night with the diners than it was on Friday night. Do you agree with the head chef’s statement? Use as much mathematics as you can to support your answer.

c) Can you create a pie chart for Friday night’s diners meal choices?


Maths – 10% off Hardware

Bunnings Warehouse is having a one-day sale of 10% off everything. You have to determine two things: the savings and finally the new reduced price for each of the items below.

tool box $48

tape measure $ 30

saw $19.90

hammer $30.50

Drill $64.50

Rule up a table to present your workings neatly using the suggested mathematical formulas covered in class this week. Early finishers can see Miss Tomat for some worded problems to challenge your percentage ‘of’ and ‘off’ skills!!

Maths – Mental % Warmup

50% of $80 = Find a simple fraction equivalent of 50%, then divide 80 by 2.

10% of $480 = Find a simple fraction equivalent of 10%. Divide by 10: move decimal point one place to the left.

How would you work out 20% of $520 ?