Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo as the zoo where she lives has been flooded.

It is important to plan Twizzle’s journey very carefully. She must be healthy and calm when she arrives at her new home.

The lorry will need to travel quite slowly, so a short route must be chosen.
The lorry will be very tall to carry Twizzle, so the route must avoid low bridges.
Bendy roads must be avoided in case Twizzle topples over.
Every three hours, the lorry must stop at the side of the road for 30 minutes so that Twizzle can be checked and given some food and water.

Here is a sketch map of three possible routes:

map of routes

Each black space on the routes represents 30 minutes of travelling time.
Which route will give the fastest journey?
How long does the journey take?

Submit your answers in school – you can write them on a piece of paper, with your name on it, and pop it into the box in the corridor by the staff room!

3 Thoughts to “Year 5/6 Maths Challenge”

  1. Farjana

    Oh No that looks soo hard but i think i know which one it is but im not quite sure.
    Which one is it?

  2. no stops9.5 hours with stop it will be 11 hours

  3. Husnaa

    There’s so many questions I cant belive it.

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