St Ives Junior School Maths Challenge - Week 3 Bug World Cup

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St Ives Junior School Maths Challenge - Week 3 Bug World Cup

The first ever mini beast 5 a side world cup football tournament is being held in South Africa in June, there are 4 teams: beetles, spiders, woodlice and centipedes. Each team has 5 players and 3 substitutes. As kit sponsor Mr. Nikey is generously providing all the boots for the players, Toad (the referee provides his own boots). If beetles have 6 legs, spiders 8, woodlice 10 and centipedes 40 legs, work out for each of the games below the answers to the problems. Remember the strategies that your teachers have taught you such as 'RUCSAC'. Be 'RESILIENT' and give it your best efforts! Don't forget to print off your special certificate and share with Mr Middlemore. Try and use the written methods and strategies that your teacher has taught you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The beetles beat the woodlice 3-2 in a close match but how many boots did Mr. Nikey supply for the game (including substitutes)?
    • A. 

      128

    • B. 

      124

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      42

    • E. 

      188

  • 2. 
    How many boots did Mr. Nikey need altogether for the spiders versus centipedes game?
    • A. 

      324

    • B. 

      364

    • C. 

      384

    • D. 

      444

    • E. 

      587

  • 3. 
    After a bad tackle one of the centipedes retaliated during the match and swallowed 3 of the other team captain’s legs, how many boots did he get back at the end?
    • A. 

      371

    • B. 

      336

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      381

    • E. 

      391

  • 4. 
    How many boots have been eaten so far in the tournament?
    • A. 

      41

    • B. 

      43

    • C. 

      46

    • D. 

      51

    • E. 

      38

  • 5. 
    All 8 beetles were eaten by a group of rowdy lizards (who were promptly arrested) during a pitch invasion at the start of the game with the spiders, how many boots where lost?
    • A. 

      48

    • B. 

      64

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      96

    • E. 

      24