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Activity: to solve problems in context [lo 1.6]

To use a range of techniques to perform calculations [lo 1.10.1, lo 1.10.5]

1. Divide into groups of three. Ask your educator for the required sheets of paper and calculate the following answers WITHOUT making use of a pocket calculator:

1.1 The Johnny family's telephone account comes to approximately R376 each month. More or less how much will they have to pay for a year's use of the telephone?

1.2 Mr Naidoo drives 795 km each month for his work. What is the distance that he covers in a year and a half?

1.3 The Grade 7s are going on a tour and each learner has to pay R499. What is the total amount that the 78 learners will have to pay?

1.4 The "Ride Safely" taxi group transports passengers to a soccer match in Johannesburg, at R245 per passenger. What is the total amount that will be paid if 837 spectators make use of their service?

1.5 An elephant calf weighs 932 kg. How much will 348 elephant calves weigh?

2. Check your answers with the help of a pocket calculator.

3. Explain how you calculated your answers to the rest of the class.

4. Compare the different methods. How do they differ?

Group assessment

Evaluate your work on a scale of 1 – 4 by circling the appropriate number.

1 = needs attention

2 = fairly good

3 = very good

4 = outstanding


All the members of the group participated in the activities. 1 2 3 4
Members of the group listened to one another. 1 2 3 4
Members of the group helped and encouraged each other. 1 2 3 4
Group members adhered to the instructions. 1 2 3 4
Each one had a chance to talk. 1 2 3 4
The group's work was done neatly. 1 2 3 4
The answers were calculated correctly. 1 2 3 4


Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent numbers and their relationships, and to count, estimate, calculate and check with competence and confidence in solving problems.

Assessment Standard 1.6: We know this when the learner solves problems in context including contexts that may be used to build awareness of other Learning Areas, as well as human rights, social, economic and environmental issues such as:

Assessment Standard 1.10: We know this when the learner uses a range of techniques to perform written and mental calculations with whole numbers including:

1.10.1: multiplying in columns;

1.10.5: using a calculator.

Questions & Answers

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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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