1. View the CUBES strategy for solving word problems. You can click the for ideas on strategies to solve this problem. 2. Tap 3. Page 1: Use the drawing tools and go through the CUBES strategy on the Running Problem e.g. circle the key numbers, underline the question, box the maths action words. 4. Page 2: Solve the problem. Make sure to show your working out. Use the microphone to record yourself explaining your strategies for solving the problem. 5. Press to submit your work. The problem is: Eliana was training to compete for the inter-school cross country competition. She set herself a goal of running between 4km - 5km a week. Eliana could choose from running a number of courses to practice: School field 1500 m college field 2000 m to the dairy and back 500 m around the backyard 200 m to the bus stop and back 400 m around the park 1000 m around the tennis court 350 m to her grandma’s house 850 m to school 1800 m to her friend’s house 650 m What combination of courses could Eliana run in a week to reach her goal? List some possibilities.
This is a open-ended word problem (with many possible solutions). Students can access this problem at many levels and solve it in a range of ways. A knowledge of the metric system (m and km) will be necessary.