Linking multiple topics together is also a way of encouraging deeper learning and developing problem solving techniques. For this week’s challenge we are looking at a tree diagram which combines both probability and the manipulation of fractions. Rather than the standard tree diagram question, this one makes no reference to a real situation and instead asks students to think about the mathematics in reverse.
- Can you find each of the values of a, b, c, d, e and f?
If that is not enough, we can then ask some extension questions.
In this problem we are given 5 fractions.
- How many do you need to solve the problem?
- Are all of the fractions equally important?
Please email your answers to Mr Westwood.
Martin Brown, Head of Mathematics