# Learning By Topic KS2: The Library and Mathematics

If people return their library items late there is an overdue fee. For children’s books the fee is 5 pence per day. If you returned a book a week late, how much would you have to pay? What if it was a fortnight late? A month with 30 days? 6 months late? What if it was a year late?!

The overdue fee for adult books is 25 pence a day. If you returned a book a week late, how much would you have to pay? What if it was a fortnight late? A month with 30 days? 6 months late? What if it was a year late?!

Is there an area of maths that you find challenging? See if you can borrow a resource from the library that will help you with this maths topic.

For one week, read every day for an hour, record how many pages you read in that hour. Plot this information on a bar graph. Now interpret the data: on which day did you read the most amount of pages? On which day did you read the least amount of pages? What other information can be determined from the data?

Upper KS2: From the above data can you find the mean, median, range and mode?

Extension: can you convert and record the total amount of time spent reading from hours to minutes and then possibly even seconds?

Create a number code for the alphabet (e.g. a =1 b=2 be a bit more adventurous than this example) write your theme words using this code – can anyone crack your codes?!

Now ask an adult to write some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums in this code. Can you decode these and then solve them?