Month: March 2023

Sensational Subtraction!

  Sensational Subtraction


We are learning to solve subtraction problems using whole and decimal numbers.


Your sister gives you $125 to spend on lollies. If you spend $65 how much money would you have left over?

It equals 60! 


Jayla has bought her sister  a new puppy. She has $500 in her bank account as she heads to the shops. 


She first buys a dog bed for $60. How much money does she have left?

She has 440$ left


She then buys a bowl for $25. How much does she have left?

 She has 415$ left.


Then she buys 3 chew toys. Each toy costs $3.50. How much does she have left?

She has 10.50. 

415 – 10.5 = 404.50

Finally she buys a diamond collar for the dog which costs $154.50. How much is left in her account at the end of the day?

404.50 –



154.50 + 45 .50 = 200

    45 .50


Kalani’s python has become ill and needs to go to the vets. He  has $100 in his wallet.

The cost of the vet visit is $65.50. How much money is left in Kalani’s wallet?

 He has 34 .50 left.


Zyla’s puppy is growing every month. He used to weigh 5.6 kg but he now weighs 6.3 kg. How much weight has he put on?

He has put on 13pounds.



Today in room 4 we also did a Sensational Subtraction task!

Hope you enjoy it! 


Delicious Division!

Delicious Division

We are learning to solve division equations using our knowledge of multiplication.


Justus has 75 chocolates. He would like to share them between 5 friends. How many chocolates will they get each? 



Tamati has 48 fidget spinners to share between 12 friends. How many will they receive each?



Cooking club have made 140 cookies that will be shared between 7 students. How many cookies will each student receive?



Amelia has made 144 mini pineapple pies. She is sharing them between 12 friends. How many pies will each friend receive? 



Mrs Vaafusuaga has ordered 45 tennis balls. They are in cans of 3 balls. How many cans should there be?



Atareita has 117 lollies. She would like to make 9 lolly leis. How many lollies can you use to make each lei?


Today in room 4 we did a Delicious Division task!

Hope you enjoy it!