Division: Loading Up the Getaway Car

How many gold bars can a thief steal? KS2 maths division skills This short clip is ideal for use as a lesson starter in KS2 maths, particularly with a Year 6 class. It poses a maths problem on division.

The problem: Criminals are planning to steal gold bars from a bank and want to work out how many bars they can drive away in the getaway car without getting stopped by the police. The car can be driven at a maximum speed of 140kph. The car must not be driven any slower than 100kph. Each gold bar slows the car down by 2.5kph.

See the accompanying teachers’ notes for suggested extension activities.

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