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Daily Tasks – Thursday 26th March


Answers to yesterday’s question.

Your answer should have included the following points or something similar:

The robot returned to the factory because he recognised the logo/symbol on the side of the train matched the one on his body. Consequently, the robot thought the train would take him somewhere that he belonged. At the factory, the robot became scared (he was almost run over by a machine) and he realised that the logo on his body could be taken off; this meant he didn’t necessarily belong at the factory. The logo was just a label with which he did not have to identify. The doubt in the robot’s mind was clear to see because he hung his head and lowered his eyebrows. When the robot stood on a leaf it reminded him of the forest. The leaf was another kind of logo and the robot chose to identify with it rather than the one stuck to his body. The factory was represented by the dark night; the forest by the dawning of a new day.

How well did you do? Give yourself three marks if you included all of the above in your answer or similar points that I did not think of. Two marks if you got most of the points. One mark if you got some of the points.

Today’s writing task:

Make a persuasive poster to advertise the little robot to people who might want to buy him. How could he help them? What jobs might he do? Remember to use persuasive techniques such as rhetorical questions, emotive language and powerful adjectives. You’ll also need to ensure potential customers know where they can purchase the robot and for how much.


Answers to arithmetic quiz 6:1:


Today’s arithmetic quiz is 6:2. Answer the first nine questions. You might need to look up some mathematical terms in your maths revision books!


Maths No Problem

Chapter 12 Lesson 7. Workbook pages 113/114.

Look very carefully at the answers to yesterday’s Guided Practice questions before you attempt the workbook questions. They are very tricky! 

Answers to yesterday’s Guided Practice questions:

1(a) 135 degrees 1(b) 150 degrees 2(a) 75 degrees 2(b) 120 degrees 2(c) 15 degrees

Check you understand the answer to 1(b) – see below – before you do workbook 113/114:

The angles in a circle add up to 360. Subtract 90 (the angle we know) from 360 = 270. Divide 270 by 9 (because the ratio 5:4 adds up to 9) = 30. Multiply 30 by 5 = 150 (the part of the ratio you need to know).

Final word of advice: the triangles on page 113 are all isosceles triangles. Good luck!!