An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is
the sum of the denominator and numerator?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter
of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to
Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine
you had nothing to lose...
Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?
Find the decimal equivalents of the fractions one ninth, one ninety
ninth, one nine hundred and ninety ninth etc. Explain the pattern
you get and generalise.
A mother wants to share a sum of money by giving each of her
children in turn a lump sum plus a fraction of the remainder. How
can she do this in order to share the money out equally?
A collection of short problems on fractions, decimals and percentages.