he owner of a banana plantation has a camel. He wants to transport his 3000 bananas to the market, which is located after the desert. The distance between his banana plantation and the market is about 1000 km. So he decided to take his camel to carry the bananas. The camel can carry at the maximum of 1000 bananas at a time, and it eats one banana for every kilometer it travels.
What is the largest number of bananas you can bring over to your destination?
You are blindfolded and 10 coins are place in front of you on table.
You are allowed to touch the coins, but can’t tell which way up they are by feel. You are told that there are 5 coins head up, and 5 coins tails up but not which ones are which.
How do you make two piles of coins each with the same number of heads up?
At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes.
How many people were at the party?
For many of our students, the exam season is starting! Remember to spend time outside and enjoy the warming weather – and at the same time, use these important final days before the exams to talk to your tutor about any topics you feel you would like to revisit, so you are ready to enter the exam hall with increased confidence, solidified knowledge and an invigorated mind. We wish you the best of luck!
This week, our creative writing resource encourages students to draw inspiration from some of the most prominent writers in literary history and analyse the opening paragraphs of their most famous works.
You have 8 balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more.
How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?
You have two ropes and a lighter. Each rope has the following property: If you light one end of the rope, it will take one hour to burn to the other end. They don’t necessarily burn at a uniform rate. How can you measure a period of 45 minutes?
In the final Professional Development Seminar this academic year, our tutors met to further their knowledge on prominent theories in educational psychology. Discussing Piaget, Bloom and the way their theories can be applied in lessons, the tutors had an opportunity to enrich their lesson preparation and teaching skills.
This week’s resource is tailored for Y5-Y6 pupils looking to work on vocabulary development. You can download the worksheet from our Resource Centre:
Word Formation: Suffixes
Using prefixes and suffixes to form new words is an important tool aid your creative writing as well as verbal reasoning skills.
The Guardian have recently published a succinct yet informative list of revision tips – do share them with your son or daughter if they are preparing to sit exams in the coming months.