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Maths olympiad questions for grade two

Institute for advancement of mathematics and science (iams) national foundation phase mathematics olympiad

Grade two – final round paper: 2006 question booklet



NAME OF LEARNER:___________________________________

NAME OF SCHOOL:____________________________________

Instructions to learners:

1. You are expected to answer 15 questions.

2. These are multiple choice questions. Circle the correct answer.

3. Use blank pages for working. Circle the answer after you have done the working.

4. You are not allowed to use the calculator.

5. Read the question carefully before answering. Don’t rush.

6. Your teacher will read the question to you.

7. First 10 questions – 1 mark each.

8. Questions 11-20: 2 marks each.


Test questions:

Exercise 1

Write down the 7 th term of the sequence:

7; 10; 13; 16; . . .

Exercise 2

Write down the unit’s digit of the 45 th number.

5; 10; 15; 20; . . .

Exercise 3

Terry counted in 2’s as follows:

2; 4; 6; 8; 10; . . .

What position does the number 130 occupy?

Exercise 4

Each letter in the following addition problem represents a digit. Find the digit B.

Exercise 5

Find the value of Δ %DELTA :

45 Δ = Δ + Δ + Δ + Δ + Δ Δ 45 - %DELTA = %DELTA + %DELTA + %DELTA + %DELTA + %DELTA - %DELTA

Exercise 6

To move from one block to the next the rule is double the number and subtract one.

What number is in block 4?

Exercise 7

Give the largest two digit even number such that the sum of the digits is 9 .

Exercise 8

How many blocks are there in this stack?

Exercise 9

2 more than ¼ of the cakes is 6. How many cakes are there?

Exercise 10

Guess the number I stand for.

* I am a 3 digit number.

* My hundred’s digit is 1 more than my unit’s digit.

* My ten’s digit can be counted in 3’s.

* The sum of my digits is 16.

Exercise 11

Try to find out what * is doing to the 2 numbers.

3 * 4 = 5

7 * 3 = 8

1 * 1 = 0

4 * 4 = 6

Now determine the answer to :

8 * 5

Exercise 12

In a 50 metre race Jen beat Tara by 4 metres. Tara beat Cindy by 3 metres. If all three walk at the same pace then how far will Cindy be behind Jen in a 100 metre race ?

Exercise 13

White and green beads are arranged as in the following diagram.

W W G G G W W G G G W W ….

If this arrangement has 102 beads then work out the number of green beads .

Exercise 14

Five friends live on the same straight road. Ren lives to the right of Lindy. Pat lives to the right of Lindy but to the left of Jessy. Al lives to the left of Lindy. Pat lives between Al and Ren. Who lives between Pat and Jessy ?

Exercise 15

Stan collected R10 more for charity than Liz. Liz collected R20 less for charity than Connie. A total of R270 was collected for charity.What amount was collected by Liz ?

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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