Problem Solving

In Maths for the next couple of weeks we are going to look at Problem Solving.

So what is a problem? Finn – Something you need to work out. Ethan – Something that is incorrect. Sumayah – Something that you need to think of. Alice – You need to go through it.

What is problem solving? Tyler – It is working out the answer that fits the question. Jack – It is something that requires logic. Emma – Solving things you don’t know. Sumayah – It helps you when you get a job. Madeline – You have to have a strategy for each problem

Stephen – There are four steps that you need to go through in solving most mathematical problems. These are:

  1. Understand and explore the problem
  2. Find a strategy
  3. Use the strategy to solve the problem
  4. Look back and reflect on the solution

Here is a problem for everyone to try and answer…

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