Age 7 to 11
Why do this problem?
This activity offers an opportunity to count forwards and/or backwards in steps of powers of ten.
Present the picture and ask the group to 'say what they see'. This allows all children to take part and sets the scene for the task. You will need to provide them with some of the information given in the text and then you can faciliate a discussion about Florence's journey.
You may wish to tackle the questions as a whole group, perhaps giving children time to think individually before talking to a partner, then sharing with everyone.
How are you working out your answers?
Could you think of some other questions to ask about this?
Ask the pupils to think up their own challenges to give one another but they need to know the correct answers themselves!