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Tudor Maths – How accurate are you?

Missing Maths with Mr Mastrelli this Friday morning?

Fear not Class 5! This Maths activity will provide you with the challenges that Henry VIII faced!

This activity is all about being accurate. Henry VIII would have loved this challenge as he was a very keen archer and took part in many archery competitions.


You are allowed as many arrows as you need.  You are given a winning total to score (see below). There is more than one way of making the winning total. The person who uses the fewest arrows to make each total is the winner.

Can you work out how to make both these the winning totals with the fewest arrows? You must use both numbers on the dartboard at least once when making the exact total, through using addition.

fvfvf                       jn                     

You have until the end of Monday 14th October to blog your working and answers for each question. As usual, great prizes can be won!

Remember to use our much loved strategy – Trial and Error!

Best of luck!

Mr Mastrelli

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  1. Owen Reply

    I found 6 ways get to 35 on round 1. The least was 12 and the most was 17. I got to 12 by doing 11×3 and 1×2. I got to 17 by doing 16×2 and 1×3.I found 3 ways to get to 37 on round 2. The least was 10 and the most was 12.I got to 10 by doing 7×4 and 3×3.I got to 12 by doing 11×3 and 1×4.

  2. Sophie Reply

    I used 12 arrows to get to 35
    and I used 10 arrows to get to 37

  3. Manon Hollingworth Reply



  4. milliehelen Reply

    weve read the instructions.

  5. Miss Sawyer Reply

    Can you please choose 5 children who did particularly good projects in your class to come and show me? Thanks

  6. Lewkas Reply

    Round 1 is: 3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3=33 +2=35!
    Round 2 is:3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3=33 +4=37

  7. Lewkas Reply

    A better way is:

    Round 1 is: 3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3=33 +2=35! 12 arrows
    Round 2 is: 4+4+4+4+4+4+4+3+3+3 =37 10 arrows

  8. Mollie Reply

    Round 1:3+2+3+2+3+2+3+2+3+2+3+2+3+2=35 14 arrows

    Round 2:3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+4=37 12 arrows

  9. Molly Reply

    I am very accurate

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