Lee Kuan Yew had just passed away and the country is in mourning and there news is filled with the life of the great leader.
"The People's Action Party had just swept the 1959 Legislative Assembly General Election, winning 43 out of 51 seats. It was the first time the PAP, which up till then was an opposition party, had come to power." | Source Straits Times
How many percent of the seats was won by PAP in 1959 General Election? Explain how the caluxlation can be done easily without the use of a calculator.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew liked to exercise. Some politician got slammed for dedication his exercise to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Here is one on exercise.
Ben has an hour of exercise with his trainer. He has to complete ten exercises. Each exercise is to be done three repetitions, each time takes 1.5 minutes including rest time. Can he complete all these in an hour? What is the latest time he needs to arrive to finish all these exercises by 7 p.m.?
In Singapore, the ubiquitous hawker centres exist alongside very atas members-only establishments clubs where "a vote at a special general meeting on Monday came out 206 to 95 in favour of counting a member's nationality at the time of joining".
The maths Is mind-boggling, so are the concerns of the members. You see, in this club "only 51% can be of any one nationality" (they got use only correctly here anot? Standard English - Is only used correctly here?). Then they discovered that, what a surprise, 55.5% of the members are Singaporeans (duh, the club is in Singapore!). That breached a cardinal rule. After much investigation, the mystery was resolved. 292 members were not Singaporeans when they joined but later took up citizenship. With the result of the voting on Monday, these 292 members "went back to retaining their original citizenship at the club" (lol) "This move brings the number of Singaporean members down to 48%, meaning there is now space for 112 more - from a waiting list of 1,301 Singaporeans - to sign up" (lol). Told you it is one-boggling. And parents complain we give problem like 'Ali has four-fifths as much money as Sam in school.' You find more complex stuff on Straits Times. Maths Problem | How many members does this club have?
Oh! By the way the club increased its entrance fee from $35,000 to $50,000 for new members. This gave the club a $5.6 million windfall. Maths Problem | How many suckers, I mean new members, paid the new fee?
Sorry ah if you are a member and think I am making fun of you. I am.
Those who can, join the club. Those who can't, make up maths problems about it.
How much does it cost to buy (a) 24 (b) 25 and (c) 26 pieces?
Note for Parents | Practice is not doing repetitive exercises. Practice is to solve one problem and its variations. The three tasks are not repetitive but get students to think about different aspects of the problem.
In a newspaper report, one of the interviewees said she was earning $1500 before getting another job that paid her $4000 which gradually increased to $5000.
Calculate the percentage increase each time.
In an international scale to measure achievement, students who can do this is in the second category of four categories. Students in this - called Intermediate - are able to use calculation in one-step situations.
The larger bottle is 946 ml. The smaller on is 450ml. The larger one contains five and three-fourths apples, 1 banana, 1 kiwi, 3/4 mango and 1/6 pineaaple among other things. The smaller one contains two and three-fourth apples, 1/2 banana, 1/2 kiwi, 1/3 mango and 1/12 pineapple.