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Year 9 Teams for 2014
Year 9 teams will not be permitted to use calculators.
Questions will be framed with this in mind.
Overview
Some of the questions will be problemsolvers, and some will be quickfire calculations which are a test of skills only. Some will be easy and some difficult.
Contestants will be provided with one sheet of blank paper.
All they may take into the hall will be a pen or pencil.
Skills and knowledge :
Expect some questions may require students to solve problems involving:
Positive and negative integer calculations, with integer results
Multiply two or three digit whole numbers, e.g., 250 x 30; 48x36
Simplifying a quotient, e.g., 120000÷ 4000, 3600÷ 120The result will be an integer.
Addition and subtraction of fractions
Multilication and division of fractions.
Decimal numbers: the usual skills
Percentage increase, decrease
Simple rates
Area & volume of rectangles, cuboids. Units required.
Meaning of 'sum', 'difference', 'product'
Average & mean
Ratio
Squares of whole numbers, up to 12^{ 2 } = 144
Simple speed problems. It may be worth knowing 6 min = 1/10 hr
Meaning of the word 'consecutive'
Bearings, headings, measured clockwise from North.
Knowledge of Roman numerals, e.g., converting a number from Roman to modern, and vice versa, up to MM
Knowing what digits are, e.g., the number 705 has three digits.
