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Birthday Days

Compute the name of the day of the week from the given birthday clues.

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This is level 1: Finding days less than a week away. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 answers correct and you do this activity online.

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Adam's birthday falls on a Monday this year. What day will it be two days later?
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James's birthday falls on a Thursday this year. What day will it be four days later?
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3

Sarah's birthday falls on a Sunday this year. What day will it be ten days later?
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Dina's birthday falls on a Wednesday this year. What day is 2 days before that?
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Nikki's birthday falls on a Saturday this year. What day is 9 days before that?
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Helena's birthday falls on a Friday this year. What day is 12 days before that?
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7

On a Friday morning Ian said that the family were celebrating the dog's birthday in twenty days time. What day is that?
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8

Gerard's birthday present arrived 15 days early. It should have arrived on a Saturday. On what day did it arrive?
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9

Mala's birthday falls on a Monday this year. The cake was ordered 40 days in advance. On what day was the cake ordered?
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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Finding days less than a week away

Level 2 - Finding days in same month

Level 3 - Finding days in different months

Level 4 - John Conway's Method for dates this century

Birthdays - Happy Birthday Maths activities.

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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

1January31 days
2February28 days
2February (leap year)29 days
3March31 days
4April30 days
5May31 days
6June30 days
7July31 days
8August31 days
9September30 days
10October31 days
11November30 days
12December31 days

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