##### Nafisa Juzer

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Jane bought some pots and bowls. She paid \$116 for them. The pots cost \$12 each and a bowl was \$5 cheaper. Jane bought 3 more bowls than pots.a) How many pots did she buy?b) How many bowls did she buy? Anyone here can help solve?

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##### Hazel Grace

The way you do things is not always the only way to do them. Respect other people's way of thinking.

3 years ago
##### Soo Vei Li

Nafisa Juzer, refer to my model method solution to a similar problem posted by Dawn Jacob on 8 Feb. See if you can work it out.

3 years ago
##### Yeo See Yeong

I am very new to this new age math and I have no idea how to do model. Is my method considered algebra? Can student do any methods to get the answer?

3 years ago
##### Tan Chin Tiong

Hazel Grace, I never said my way is the only way. I only said listing is a bad way. Just because I say some ways are bad does not mean I don't respect others. It just mean I think that some ways are bad. What does listing teach? Does it scaffold to other methods? What if the number is big? Children at P6 can get easily confused. So teach better methods so that they don't have to learn more methods. Must teach less to do more.

3 years ago
##### Soo Vei Li

Yeo See Yeong, unless specified in the questions, any mathematically correct method that students use should be acceptable. In your solution, you have represented the problem situation by drawing a diagram to help formulate an algebraic equation to solve the problem.

3 years ago

Thank you!

3 years ago
##### Hazel Grace

Tan Chin Tiong. I apologize if you are offended. I'll say it again...we all think differently and solve problems differently. I think it's best we agree to disagree and move on.

3 years ago
##### Tan Chin Tiong

Hazel Grace I am not offended so no need to apologize.

3 years ago

##### MJ Bhatt

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##### Lynette Lim-Juan

SG chevron_right Primary 6 chevron_right Measurement

Can anyone help with this P6 problem please? Thank you.

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##### MJ Bhatt

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