Team up with someone from another Maths group and work your way through the following problem. Remember, your thinking and strategies are more important than your answer.

Because, We started off with $1.50, then multiplied it by 7 which equalled $10.50, next we halved that which was $5.25, lastly we multiplied it by 3, which all added up to 15.75

Jaylee, Hueloata and I think that the answer is $33 dollars because

First we times billy's money ($1.50) by 7 to see how much Lucy has and came up with the answer $10.50. So then we halved $10.50 to make Tom's money which is $5.25. Then after that we times $5.25 by 3 and came up with the answer $15.75. Then we added all the money together and came up with the answer $33.

Sam, Xavier and I think that the answer is $ 37.50 dollars because,

We know that Billy has $1.50 and it says to times Billy's money by seven to see how much money Lucy has in total. So Sam, Xavier and I came up with the answer that, $1.50 times 7 is 12.50. Then it says that Tom has half of what Lucy has. Like I said before the total money Lucy has is $12.50 so half of $12.50 is $6.50 and $6.50 is what Tom has in total.

We thought that we should start by using timetables. First we timed $ 1.50 and 7 to find out how much money lucy has.Which is $ 10.50.Then we halfed 10.50 to see how much money tom has, which is $ 5.50. Then we timed $ 5.50 with 3 because Maddie has 3 times as much as tom.Also Maddie has $ 16.50 Then we had to add it all up.And the total all up is $32.50.

Cheyanne, Faaao and I think that the answer is $33.00. First we multiplied $1.50 by 7, and that was $10.50. Next we halved $10.50 which equaled $5.25. Then we timed it by 3 which equalled $15.75. After we added it all up and it came to a total of $33.00.

Nice beginning guys, and it looks like you tried to estimate an answer. Tell me more about your thinking that helped you arrive at $30. Do we need to know how much he has left?

Me&Porscha,

ReplyDeleteThink that the answer is $15.75.

Because, We started off with $1.50, then multiplied it by 7 which equalled $10.50, next we halved that which was $5.25, lastly we multiplied it by 3, which all added up to 15.75

I like how you started at the end of the problem and worked on from there. Can you tell me what you added together to get 15.75?

DeleteJaylee, Hueloata and I think that the answer is $33 dollars because

ReplyDeleteFirst we times billy's money ($1.50) by 7 to see how much Lucy has and came up with the answer $10.50. So then we halved $10.50 to make Tom's money which is $5.25. Then after that we times $5.25 by 3 and came up with the answer $15.75. Then we added all the money together and came up with the answer $33.

Great explanation for the first part of the question. Could you please tell me more about the strategies you used for your final calculations?

DeleteSam, Xavier and I think that the answer is $ 37.50 dollars because,

ReplyDeleteWe know that Billy has $1.50 and it says to times Billy's money by seven to see how much money Lucy has in total. So Sam, Xavier and I came up with the answer that, $1.50 times 7 is 12.50. Then it says that Tom has half of what Lucy has. Like I said before the total money Lucy has is $12.50 so half of $12.50 is $6.50 and $6.50 is what Tom has in total.

Is $6.50 half of $12.50? Please share your thinking.

DeleteSerena and Alexandria

ReplyDeleteWe thought that we should start by using timetables. First we timed $ 1.50 and 7 to find out how much money lucy has.Which is $ 10.50.Then we halfed 10.50 to see how much money tom has, which is $ 5.50. Then we timed $ 5.50 with 3 because Maddie has 3 times as much as tom.Also Maddie has $ 16.50 Then we had to add it all up.And the total all up is $32.50.

Nice effort girls! $5.50 X 3 = $16.50, but are you able to explain how half of $10.50 is $5.50?

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DeleteBecause half of $10 is $5.So we thought that it was 5.50, now that I see it I was wrong it's 5.25.Because half of 50c. Which is 25c.

Mateo,Tana,Niuma,and I think that we should start by times table so $1.50 times 7 equals $10.50 some that means maddie has got $30.00

ReplyDeleteTell me more about Maddie and her $30? How much did they have altogether?

DeleteCheyanne, Faaao and I think that the answer is $33.00. First we multiplied $1.50 by 7, and that was $10.50. Next we halved $10.50 which equaled $5.25. Then we timed it by 3 which equalled $15.75. After we added it all up and it came to a total of $33.00.

ReplyDeleteSome of your classmates think the total should be $32.50. Tell me more about your calculations. Nice group effort!

DeleteJacob and I think $1.50 times 7 will be 10.50.So that means has got about $30 left.

ReplyDeleteNice beginning guys, and it looks like you tried to estimate an answer. Tell me more about your thinking that helped you arrive at $30. Do we need to know how much he has left?

DeleteAlexandria

ReplyDeleteI think that the answer is $33.75c