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Problem Solving


Try and follow the steps below to help you solve the problems given(attempt 2 or three today).


1) As with any maths problem you ALWAYS need to carefully READ what the problem is asking/ telling you. Read it aloud if you can. 


2) UNDERSTAND which area of maths the problem is related to and which OPERATIONS you may need to use (if any). 

  • First I will need to... Then I will...


3) Realise what you ALREADY KNOW about the problem (the problem itself will often give you all the information you need to solve it). 

  • I know that... so I also know that...


4)  CONTINUE solving the problem- BREAK IT DOWN into smaller steps if you need to. Build it/ draw it/ say it 


5) CHECK your solution- work backwards using inverse operations (if appropriate).