Monday, 11 December 2017

Year 4 Dogs Trust- Maths workshop

Today in Maths, we were joined by Maria from the Dogs Trust to teach us all about looking after dogs. During the lesson we had to identify items what dogs need to be healthy and happy, estimate and calculate (using multiplication and addition) the cost of dog care items and explain what needs to be considered before getting a dog.

We applied our maths skills to real life maths problems. First, we were asked to predict how much a dogs cost a year to look after. Next, we made a list of all the things a dog requires throughout the year and guessed how much they would cost. Finally, we calculated the cost of the dog, including insurance and veterinary costs per year.

Did you know a dog costs on average £1300 a year?
Most dogs live up to 10-15 years old!

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