12 Days of Christmaths
Some of Santa’s elves are sitting at a round table ready to enjoy their Christmas dinner.
TWINKLE is two along from SPARKLE, who is sitting next to SQUEEKY.
COOKIE is also sitting two along from SPARKLE.
Next to COOKIE is ELFIE.
TWINKLE has ELFIE on one side and ZOZZLE on the other.
Draw a plan to show where all the elves are sitting.
One of Santa’s sleighs has broken down. It’s taken to the Chief Mechanic Elf at 8.30am and collected again at 2.15pm but it’s actually been ready for 45 minutes.
How long did the actual sleigh repair take?
The elves in the workshop are faced with a present wrapping dilemma! A large cube shaped box has arrived from the toy factory with a surface area of 1536cm squared. They need to accurately measure the wrapping paper needed.
What is the length of one side of the box?
Santa weighs his six elves before boarding the sleigh. They weigh 22kg, 28kg, 19kg, 18kg and 17kg. But one elf is missing! The mean average weight of the six elves is 20kg.
What does the missing elf weigh?
On Monday Tom buys 3 candy canes and 3 mince pies and pays £1.17
On Tuesday Tom buys 6 candy canes and 4 mince pies and pays £2.06
How much will 6 candy canes and 2 mince pies cost?
Elf thinks of two numbers. The numbers have a total of 43 and a difference of 9.
What could the Elf’s two numbers be?
Santa wants to build a new paddock for the reindeers to graze in. He works out that he needs to buy 48 metres of fencing as the paddock’s length is double its width.
What are the dimensions of the paddock?
On Christmas Day, Mrs Yule plans to serve lunch at 2pm. She has bought a turkey weighing 9kg. The turkey takes 1 hour to cook for every 2kg it weighs, plus an extra 40 minutes.
What time should she put the turkey in the oven so it is ready to serve at 2pm?
Mrs Claus has finished making her mulled wine. She needs exactly 4 litres of mulled wine for the Elf Christmas party. Unfortunately she only has a 3 litre jug and 5 litre jug.
How can she measure out exactly 4 litres using only these jugs?
Santa has 825 presents to deliver. It takes approximately 13 minutes to deliver each present.
How long in hours and minutes does it take to deliver all the presents?