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Maths olympiad questions for grade 1

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

Grade one – round one paper: 2007 question booklet

DURATION: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

MARKS: 20

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.

ENJOY THE OLYMPIAD

Test questions:

Exercise 1

Count the number of circles in this arrangement:

(A) 9 (B) 11 (C) 13

Exercise 2

Which number is the smallest?

78; 69; 96

(A) 78 (B) 96 (C) 69

Exercise 3

Which number is out of order?

22; 24; 28; 26; 30

(A) 24 (B) 26 (C) 28

Exercise 4

Give the value of Δ %DELTA in this addition problem:

(A) 4 (B) 3 (C) 2

Exercise 5

Give the next number in this pattern(adding 5)

7; 12; 17; 22;……

(A) 27 (B) 32 (C) 37

Exercise 6

Find the value of Δ %DELTA :

53 + Δ = 45 + 15 53 + %DELTA = 45 + 15

(A) 3 (B) 5 (C) 7

Exercise 7

Look at this pretty square:

A coin was placed at 9. It was moved two(2) places to the right; two(2) places upward and one(1) place to the left. On which numbered square is the coin?

(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 5

Exercise 8

How many blocks are there in this stack?

(A) 8 (B) 9 (C) 11

Exercise 9

Treble the number ‘6’ and take away 4 from the answer. What will the number now be?

(A) 10 (B) 12 (C) 14

Exercise 10

You are given 3 plastic number digits 3, 5 and 7. How many different 3 digit numbers can be made?

(A) 5 (B) 6 (C) 7

Exercise 11

After giving 12 health biscuits to her friends Pam had 1 2 1 over 2 the number of health biscuits left. How many health biscuits did Pam start off with?

(A) 6 (B) 18 (C) 24

Exercise 12

Senzo had to take 5ml of medicine in the morning and in the afternoon (2 times per day). How much of medicine did Senzo take in 14 days ?

(A) 120 ml (B) 140 ml (C) 160 ml

Exercise 13

Tammy saw the time on the clock. What will the time be in 15 hours?

(A) 7 o'clock (B) 8 o'clock (C) 9 o'clock

Exercise 14

If 396 + 284 = 680 then what is the answer to:

386 + 274

(A) 640 (B) 650 (C) 660

Exercise 15

Penny makes 2 boxes every 7 minutes. Tootsie makes 3 boxes every 21 minutes. They continue to work like this. How many boxes will both make in 63 minutes ?

(A) 26 (B) 27 (C) 28

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Source:  OpenStax, National foundation phase maths olympiad - grade1. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11229/1.1
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