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Problem solving activities

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 B

  • 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)

Triangle sums

  • Problem solving activities
  • Number and Algebra
  • Level Three
Think logically about the sums of single digit numbers
Devise and use problem solving strategies (guess, and check work systematically)
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