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Problem Solving Activities

Negative Magic Squares

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Use addition with negative numbers

Know the idea of, and be able to construct, magic squares

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic).

Fractional Magic Squares

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Use addition with fractions;

Know the idea of, and be able to construct, magic squares.

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic).

Create A Question

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Use their mathematical knowledge to invent problems

Solve other students' problems.

Go Negative

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Perform calculations with negative fractions.

Devise and use problem solving strategies mathematically. This problem uses be systematic and draw a picture strategy.

The Clumsy Tiler N

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Handle smaller and smaller fractions.

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make a drawing, use equipment).

Eights

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Multiply large numbers by 8

Find and describe patterns in numbers

Fuel Saving

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Find a percentage of a quantity

Devise and use problem solving strategies (be systematic, work logically)

Free Cell

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Solve problems involving fractions and percentages

Devise and use problem solving strategies (guess and check, be systematic, look for a pattern, make a table)

How High?

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Explain a meaning of a million

Make sensible estimates of numbers using powers of 10 up to a million.

Multiply and divide with numbers up to a million (using a calculator)

Tennis and Golf Players

  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Four

Find a percentage of a given quantity

Use Venn diagrams to represent intersecting sets.

Devise and use problem solving strategies (draw a diagram)


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