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MightY Math
for 79 year olds
Maturing Mathematician
BOOK 1
Sailing
Into
Mathematics
Kim Freeman
From the publisher  Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd
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websites. It provides a structured, easytofollow series of fun activities to
stimulate and challenge the maturing mathematician. The full book
contains pages on methods of multiplication, number patterns, ordinals and
counting up to 1000, adding and subtracting strategies, fractions and
money calculations. Go hard, play fair and enjoy your mathematics!
Mighty Math, Maturing Mathematician Book 1, Sailing Into Mathematics
Author, Kim Freeman
eBook Version First Published in 2007 by:
Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd
P.O. Box 109760
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
New Zealand.
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© Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd.
ISBN10: 1877216879
ISBN13: 9781877216879
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MightY Math
for 79 year olds
Maturing Mathematician
BOOK 1
Sailing
Into
Mathematics
Kim Freeman
Mighty Math, Maturing Mathematician Book 1, Sailing Into Mathematics
Author, Kim Freeman
eBook Version First Published in 2007 by:
Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd
P.O. Box 109760
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
New Zealand.
www.mahobe.com
© Mahobe Resources (NZ) Ltd.
ISBN10: 1877216879
ISBN13: 9781877216879
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What is found in this book?
In this book you look at:
Methods of Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
5H
4 = 20
30
20
half of 4 = 2
add the zero
39
+
10
2 H
3 = 6
50
18
8 H
7 = 56
30+ 9 + 10 + 8
40 + 17
40
= 57
Money
Fractions
20
50
20
10
10
=
$1
one
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SUDOKU
The challenge of Sudoko is to fill the grid with numbers.
The big grid has the dimensions 9 x 9. This is separated into
9 smaller boards of 3 x 3. Here are the rules:
1. You can only use the numbers 1 to 9.
2. Within each 3 x 3 grid you must place ALL the numbers from 1  9.
3. You cannot use the same number twice in any row or column.
This means ALL the numbers from 1  9 must appear on each
row and each column.
Now complete the Sudoku challenge.
1 5 4
7 8
3 6
3
2
5
9 6
6 4 5
8 2
1 7
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1 9
8
7 8 6
4 1 9
5
2
9 7 1
4
2 3
6
8 2 9
5
3
4 7
5
2
7 3 6
4 1
2
3
7
6 5 4
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LEARNING THE 4s
To multiply by 4 : Add the number 4 times.
or
Double the number, then double again.
4H
12 12 doubled is 24
24 doubled is 48
ˆ
4H
12 = 48
22 = ........................
4H
3 = ........................ 4H
25 = ........................
4H
7 = ........................ 4H
32 = ........................
4H
9 = ........................ 4H
34 = ........................
4H
13 = ........................ 4H
47 = ........................
4H
15 = ........................ 4H
55 = ........................
4H
18 = ........................ 4H
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LEARNING THE 5s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
To multiply by 5:
1.
If the number is even, take half the number and put a zero
after it.
5H
4 = 20
5H
16 = 80
half of 16 = 8
add the zero
half of 4 = 2
add the zero
2.
If the number is odd, subtract 1 from the number, halve it
Then put a five after it.
5H
7 = 35
5H
13 = 65
7  1 = 6
half of 6 = 3
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13  1 = 12
half of 12 = 6
add the 5
add the 5
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Even Numbers
Odd Numbers
5H
6 = ........................ 5H
9 = ........................
5H
8 = ........................ 5H
11 = ........................
5H
14 = ........................ 5H
15 = ........................
5H
18 = ........................ 5H
17 = ........................
5H
20 = ........................ 5H
19 = ........................
5H
22 = ........................ 5H
21 = ........................
5H
26 = ........................ 5H
23 = ........................
5H
28 = ........................ 5H
25 = ........................
5H
30 = ........................ 5H
31 = ........................
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FINGER MULTIPLICATION
We all carry a calculator around with us that is simple to use and
easy to learn. We can all use our fingers to learn the multiplication
tables for the hardest number combinations  6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Step ONE: Remember these finger values.
6
7
8
9
10
Step TWO: Now try multiplying 8 H
7=
8 H
7
Step THREE: Count the extended fingers  these are 10s
20 30
40
50
10
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Step FOUR: Multiply the folded fingers.
2 H
3 = 6
Step FIVE: Finally, add the two numbers together.
50 + 6 = 56
8 H
7 = 56
You have now found the answer.
7
H
9
40
20
30 50
60
10
3H
1=3
7
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H
9 = 63
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Use your finger calculator to multiply the following.
7H
7 = ...............
6H
8 = ...............
9H
9 = ...............
8H
7 = ...............
6H
10 = ...............
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Use your finger calculator to multiply the following.
7H
8 = ...............
7H
10 = ...............
9H
8 = ...............
9H
6 = ...............
8H
8 = ...............
8H
6 = ...............
9H
7 = ...............
6H
9 = ...............
9H
10 = ...............
6H
6 = ...............
7H
9 = ...............
8H
10 = ...............
6H
7 = ...............
8H
9 = ...............
7H
6 = ...............
9H
9 = ...............
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MORE MULTIPLICATION
Multiplication by 9: Method 1
This method is called fingers multiplication by 9.
The previous finger multiplication works for combinations of 6, 7,
8, 9 and 10. This method only works for the 9 times tables.
Step ONE: Put your two hands on the table in front of you.
Your fingers can each represent the numbers 1 to 10.
1
2
789
34
5 6
10
Step TWO: Try multiplying 9 H
3.
Curl under the finger representing 3.
1
4 56
1
2
2 3
7
Step THREE: The first digit in the answer is the number of
fingers before the curled under finger.
The second digit in the answer is the number of
fingers after the curled under finger.
9 H
3 = 27
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Fingers Multiplication by 9
Use the fingers method to calculate these 9 x multiplications.
9H
3=...............
9H
8=...............
9H
5=...............
9H
7=...............
9H
2=...............
9H
9=...............
9H
10=...............
9H
6=...............
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Multiplication by 9: Method 2
This is called the one less = nine method.
Step ONE: Subtract 1 from the number you are multiplying 9 by.
This is the first digit.
Step TWO: The two digits that make up the answer add to give 9.
Calculate the second digit.
9 H
4 = 36
41=3
3+6=9
Remember that these methods only work up until 9x10.
Find a calculator and write out the 9 times table up to 30.
Can you see a pattern emerging?
9H
3=............... 9H
7=...............
9H
8=............... 9H
2=...............
9H
5=............... 9H
9=...............
9H
10=............... 9H
6=...............
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NUMBER RELATIONSHIPS
Complete the tables.
2
31
41
51
61
28
5
+2
56
9
15
22
32
42
52
7
82
+5
+7
15
25
35
45
37
44
Put the circled numbers above in order  smallest to biggest
...................................................................................
Complete these additions
50
+ 43
37
+ 52
+
+
56
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26
21
+
77
45
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ARITHMETIC
Use the diagrams to complete the sums.
16 + .......... = ...............
21  .......... = 16
17 + .......... = ...............
25  .......... = 17
......... + 5 = ...............
..........  .......... = 41
......... + 16 = ...............
..........  .......... = ...............
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15 + .......... = ...............
27  .......... = ...............
......... + 8 = ...............
..........  .......... = 24
1.
1.
5, 10, 15, ....., 25
1.
100  78
3.
8, 6, 4, ....., 0
2.
100  4
4.
1, 2, 4, 8, ....., 32
4.
100  90
5.
10, 20, 30, .....
5.
100  58
6.
3, 6, 9, ....., 15
7.
100  91
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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= 50
+
+
= ...............
= 30
= 20
+

= ...............

+
= ...............
Circle 2 numbers that add up to 20
19
15 4 18
11 3
5
4 17 1
6 3 10
3 6 9 12 14 15
Circle 3 numbers that add up to 50
20
18 11 25
32
45
5
If
and
9
22
2
15
12
13
20 5 32
44 11 2
8
10
+ = 50
+ + = 36
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then
25
+
= ..........
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NUMBERS to 1000
The blocks shown are arranged in 3 different ways  in single units,
in groups of ten and groups of one hundred.
1 group of 100 units (hundreds)
2 groups of 10 units (tens)
6 single units (ones)
1 2 6
One hundred and twenty six
2 0 4
4 single units
2 group of 100 units
zero groups of 10 units
Two hundred and four
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Write down the number that each picture represents.
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.....................
.....................
.....................
.....................
.....................
.....................
.....................
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PLACE VALUE
Write the number of objects in each placevalue table.
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T
U
H
T
U
H
T
U
H
T
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PLACE VALUE
Write the correct number.
10
100
10 10
135
100
100 10
100 10
1
1 1
1 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
.......................................................
100
10 10
100 100 10 10
100 100 10 10 1 1
100 10 10 10 10
100 10 10 10 10 10
.......................................................
.......................................................
100 11 11
100 100
100 100 10 10 1
1 1 1 1
100 100 10 1 1 1 1
.......................................................
.......................................................
100 100
100 100
100 100
100 100 10
10
100 100 10 10 1 1
1 1
100
100
10 10 1 1
100
100
.......................................................
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10 10
1 1
10
1
10
.......................................................
30
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PLACE VALUE
Write the number and the number word.
H
T
O
H
T
O
342
three hundred and forty two
H
T
H
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O
O
31
H
T
O
H
T
O
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NUMBERS to 1000
Which numbers have been labelled?
a
150
160
b
170
e f
c d
180
190 200 210
g
h
220 230 240
i
250
one hundred and sixty four
a = 164
...........................................................................................
b = ...........................................................................................
c = ...........................................................................................
d = ...........................................................................................
e = ...........................................................................................
f = ...........................................................................................
g = ...........................................................................................
h = ...........................................................................................
i = ...........................................................................................
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PARTITIONING NUMBERS
Write in the missing digits.
452
348
601
794
= 4 0 0 +
=
+
=
+
=
+
0 +
+
+
+
Now, write in the missing numbers.
351 =
+ 50 + 1
867 =
+
+ 7
422 = 400 +
+
105 =
+
+
Finally, write the answers.
400 + 50
700 + 60
900
200
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+
+
+
+
8
2
3
10
=
=
=
=
36
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ADDITION
Arithmetic is always easier when the sum is broken into smaller bits.
26 + 18 =
20+6 + 10+8
Which is easier to calculate?
or
= 30 + 14
= 44
Write in the missing numbers and find the answers.
39
+
18
30+ 9 + 10 + 8
+
47
+
25
40+
+
+
=
+
=
65
+
26
26
+
54
60+
+
+
20+
+
+
+
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+
37
=
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SUBTRACTION
Arithmetic is easier when the sum is broken down into smaller bits.
73

7 = 66
73  3  4
70  4 = 66
Write in the missing numbers and find the answers.
65

9 =
65  5 60 52
=
 8 =
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44
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Fraction Man is here to introduce...
This square is divided into 4 parts
with 1 part shaded.
Therefore 41 is shaded.
Write the fraction that is shaded.
....................
....................
....................
....................
....................
....................
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FRACTIONS
Shade the shape to show the fraction.
one half
two thirds
one quarter
one fifth
one tenth
five sixths
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Colour each fraction.
Compare the two rectangles and fill in the missing sign with
greater than (>), less than (<) or equals (=).
2
4
...............
1
8
...............
1
4
...............
3
8
...............
3
4
...............
1
2
...............
4
8
...............
1
2
...............
2
3
...............
1
2
...............
3
5
...............
3
4
...............
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ESTIMATING NUMBERS
Write what you think the number in each of the boxes would be.
0
10
30
40 60
80
150
250
400
500
Mark on the number line below where you think the following
numbers would be: 5, 12, 27, 33 and 39.
0
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10
20
52
30
40
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HALF WAY BETWEEN
Write in the numbers that are halfway between.
1
5
3
9
10
50
30
90
100
500
300
900
4
10
1
7
40
100
10
70
400
1000 100
700
2
10
2
6
52
60
92
96
182
190
332
336
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DIVISIONS BETWEEN
Write the missing numbers on each number line.
0
100
0
30
0
80
0
20
0
60
0
70
0
100
0
90
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MONEY EQUIVALENTS
Different countries have different types of coins. Here are the most
popular. Draw a line to show each equivalent value.
$1
C
C
50
one
20 20 20
10
C
20 20
C
10
25
50 50
20 10
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C
50
5 5 5
C
C
5 5 5
C
C
10 10 5
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ADDING MONEY
10 10
5 5 5
+
25
$1
$1
one
one
20
+
50
20
10
20 20 +
10
$1
one
one
20
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= ................................
50
5 5 = ................................
10
$1
= ................................
+ 50
2050
57
= ................................
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SUBTRACTING MONEY
20 10 5

20 = ................................
20
25
5
10 10 10
5
5 5 5 10 10
10
$1
$1
one
one
20
 50
50
20
= ................................
10
$1
one
one
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20
5 5
= ................................
$1
$1
50
= ................................
50 10  50
20
20 10
one
50
58
20 20
10
= ................................
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MightY Math
MATURING MATHEMATICIAN for 7  9 year olds
Book 1: Sailing Into Mathematics
Builds an awareness of numbers and number relationships. It covers methods of
multiplication, number patterns, ordinals and counting up to 1000, adding and
subtracting strategies, fractions and money calculations. By the end of this book
children will have more confidence when manipulating larger numbers.
Book 2: Sailing On With Mathematics
Introduces more number sequences, arithmetic strategies, measurement and fractions.
By the end of this book children will have gained confidence with arithmetic and will
recognize the value of each digit that makes up a number.
Book 3: Sailing Away With Mathematics
Reinforces all the work covered in the previous two Maturing Mathematician books.
There are more arithmetic strategies, more fractions and more measurement. By the
end of this book children will be confident in their ability to manipulate numbers.
The MIGHTY MATH series is a structured, easytofollow series of fun activities designed
to stimulate and challenge.
Beginner Mathematician (for 4  6 year olds), look for the RED books.
Developing Mathematician for (5  7 year olds), look for the YELLOW books.
Advancing Mathematician for (6  8 year olds), look for the BLUE books.
Maturing Mathematician for (7  9 year olds), look for the GREEN books.
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C
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