**Maths on the move**

There are lots of opportunities for maths when travelling to places.

## Planning a journey

Use the chart in the front of a road atlas that tells you the distance between places.

Find the nearest place to you.

Ask your child to work out how long it would take to travel from this place to some other places in England if you travelled at an average of 60 miles per hour, i.e. 1 mile per minute,

e.g. York to Preston: 90 miles 1 hour 30 minutes

York to Dover: 280 miles 4 hours 40 minutes

Encourage your child to count in 60s to work out the answers mentally.

Extend this by asking questions like “What if you travelled at 30 mph? What if we started at London?

Find the nearest place to you.

Ask your child to work out how long it would take to travel from this place to some other places in England if you travelled at an average of 60 miles per hour, i.e. 1 mile per minute,

e.g. York to Preston: 90 miles 1 hour 30 minutes

York to Dover: 280 miles 4 hours 40 minutes

Encourage your child to count in 60s to work out the answers mentally.

Extend this by asking questions like “What if you travelled at 30 mph? What if we started at London?

## Speed sign maths

Find speed signs – add them up or find the difference between them

## Car number plates

**Add**up the digits of the number plate on the car in front.

**Play bingo**- each player write 4 numbers on a piece of paper

(Choose from these 01, 51, 02, 52, 03, 53, 04, 54, 05, 55, 06, 56, 07, 57, 08, 58, 09, 59, 10, 60, 11, 61)

Look out for the numbers as you drive along, cross them out when you spot them.

**Decimal numbers**- Choose 2 digits from a car registration plate.

**FD56 UPN**

Make the smallest and largest numbers you can, each with 1 decimal place, e.g. 5.6 and 6.5.

Now find the difference between the two decimal numbers, e.g. 6.5 – 5.6 = 0.9.

Whoever makes the biggest difference scores 10 points.

The person with the most points wins.

Play the game again, but this time score 10 points for the smallest difference, or 10 points for the biggest total.(add the numbers)

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