## Monday, January 31, 2011

### Maths 1 (31 Jan 11)

Topic - Fractions

Copy or print and paste the questions.
Do these problem sums in your Maths 1 Exercise book.
One question per page.

1. Colin gave 3/5 of his salary to his wife and spent 1/2 of the remainder. He saved the rest of his salary. What is the ratio of the amount of his salary given to his wife to the amount he saved?

2. 1/5 of A is the same as 2/3 of B. What is the ratio of B to A?

3. Natasha gave 1/5 of her stickers to Bryan, 1/2 of them to Katherine and 1/3 of her remaining stickers to Chloe. If Chloe received 12 stickers, how many stickers did Natasha have at first?

4. Two candles of equal length are lit at the same time. Candle A takes 10 hours to burn down while C andle B takes 5 hours. Candle A will be exactly three times as long as Candle B after how many hours?

## Thursday, January 20, 2011

### Inspirational Story of Terry Fox

Dear 6-8 pupils

Click on this link to watch the slides on Terry Fox.

On a piece of paper, answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. Who is Terry Fox?

2. What happened to his right leg?

3. What is the Marathon of Hope?

On the same piece of paper, write your reflection on the inspirational story of Terry Fox.
Here's an example.

Terry Fox is a wonderful example of what a person can do with determination and dreams despite one's misfortune in life. We can either sulk and be a whine when faced with life difficulties, or choose to adopt a positive mindset and make the best out of our circumstances and situation. May we lead a full meaningful life and be an inspiration and positive influence to the people around us.

## Wednesday, January 19, 2011

### Which sentence is wrong?

Refer to the Dictation passage in the previous post.

One sentence is unsound. Which is it? Can you correct it?

1) write down the 'problematic' sentence and

2) rewrite the sentence so that it is correct.

### Spelling and Dictation

Spelling
4. pleasantly surprised

9. stretcher

10. pierced the silence

Dictation
As I finished off the last word, an ear-splitting scream shattered the silence. I was jolted out of my skin. The scream was high-pitched and obviously laced with terror. I was quite certain it came from the corridor. Shaken, my heart went hammering wildly and my breathing turned shallow and rapid. Curiosity mingled with fear, I decided to find out who the scream belonged to.

## Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dear Pupils

Tear off the answer key from your noteworthy book and submit it to me tomorrow. Thanks.

## Saturday, January 15, 2011

### Comprehension OE 1

Please take note of the following.

1. The word 'year' in line 2 should be 'yard'.

2. Questions 8, 9 and 10 are not valid. You need not answer them.

## Tuesday, January 11, 2011

### Maths 2 (11 Jan 2011)

To be completed in Maths 2. Copy the questions. Alternatively, you can print out the questions and paste them in the exercise book neatly.

1. Ben had \$250 more than Marcus. After Ben gave 1/3 of his money to Marcus,
both boys had the same amount of money. How much money did Ben have at first?

2. Leona had \$80 more than Celine. After Leona gave 1/5 of her money to
Celine,both had the same amount of money. How much money did Celine have at
first?

3. Bryan and Kyan had the same amount of money. After Bryan gave Kyan 1/3
of his money to Kyan, Bryan had \$40 less than Kyan. How much money did
Bryan have at first?

4. Henny and Ada had the same amount of money. After Ada gave 2/5 of her money

5. Ben had \$250 more than Marcus. After Ben gave 1/3 of his money to Marcus,
Ben had \$50 less than Marcus. How much money did Ben have at first?

6. Leona had \$80 more than Celine. After Leona gave 1/5 of her money to Celine,
Leona had \$10 less than Celine. How much money did Celine have at first?

7. Andy had \$168.80 more than Ben at first. After Andy gave 1/4 of his money to Ben, he had \$36.40 less than Ben. How much did Ben have at first?

8. Audra had 300 more marbles than Bryan at first. After Audra gave 1/3 of her marbles to Bryan, she had 50 less marbles than Bryan. How many marbles did
Bryan have at first?

## Wednesday, January 5, 2011

### Maths 2 (7/1/2011)

Instructions to pupils:

DO these 3 problem sums in your Maths 2 after completing Let's Practise 1b.

Copy the questions. Alternatively, you can print out the questions and paste them in the exercise book neatly.

Make use of branch method that I taught in class to solve the problems. Draw and label your branches neatly.

1. Linah gave 1/5 of her stamps to her sister. She gave 1/4 of the remaining stamps to her brother. What fraction of her stamps had she left?

2. Mr Li used 1/4 of his savings to buy a laptop. He used 1/6 of the remaining savings to buy some DVDs. What fraction of his money had he left?

3. There are some beads in a box. 1/4 of the beads are white. 1/17 of the remaining are red. What fraction of the beads are red?