Rain causes havoc on roads

  1. List as many ways as you can that numbers have been used in the article. Write two of them in another way.
  2. List as many words as you can that relate to time.
  3. List words or phrases that suggest something about estimation, comparison or prediction.
  4. List words that you don't know the meanings of.
  5. Using the numbers in the article how many sensible calculations can you invent using two numbers, three numbers. four numbers or more without using the same number twice?
  6. Using the numbers in the article, think up three number sentences.
  7. Why would an article like this appear in the paper at this time of year? What does it tell you?

(Written by Jillian Wishart, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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