Romans, Maths and Ginger Biscuits…

Please, please, please, don’t cross out of this when you see the title, if you don’t want to do the maths, then just miss it out.  Or you can just get your brother, sister, mum or dad to do it for you! And if you’re a parent, just get your kids to do it!!!


I’m doing a comparative study on the Norse, Roman and Greek gods, at the moment, so I can link this back to that.  Have you heard about the oldest handwriting found in Britain overnight?  Well, it was 1963 years old, maybe even older!  It was Roman and this is a picture of what it looked like:

Pretty cool right, and amazing, just like my maths.


I have been doing quite a lot of maths over the last while, 140 skills to be exact!  The maths is getting a whole lot harder though and so I thought that I would share some of it with you.  See if you can do it!

  1. Which digit makes this statement true? 311,16?   is divisible by 6.





   2.  A motor car manufacturer makes 48 cars each month to be sent to New York.  In the        first month, they sent 22 cars overseas to fulfil and order.  The remainder are sent to    New York.  Let m equal the number of months and c equal the total cars sent to New York.

          m                            c






3.    What is the greatest common factor of 87, 29, 58, and 29?


4.   An angle measures 72° less than the measure of a complementary angle. What is the             measure of each angle?

          ° and °

Could you do any of them, they’re pretty hard!

………And Biscuits!

Now, this is the recipe for the great ginger biscuits that I made this morning.


  • 350 grams of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 75 grams of golden syrup


  • Put the oven on 160 degrees C.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and ginger together in a bowl.
  • Heat the butter and golden syrup in a small pan until the butter is melted, once melted, take off heat and leave to cool slightly.
  • Pour the golden syrup into the flour mixture and add the egg, stir to combine.  
  • Once it is all combined, shape it into balls, press them down with your fingers and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Those were my delicious biscuits.  The answers to the maths are:

  1. 6
  2. 74, 170, 266, 458
  3. 29
  4. 81° and 9°

Leave me a comment if you got any of them right!

See ya…




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