Although the word problems they come across in the SATs will test them on these facts, your child may not immediately realise that this is what is being asked of them.
This is why it is again really important that they use diagrams to help themselves get their answer.
Their class Hazard board has enabled the children to share their mistakes and misconceptions, allowing them to teach each other how to correct their work.
Badger’s highly acclaimed Problem Solving series is designed to help teachers support the increased emphasis on using and applying mathematic skills.
Accompanying each lesson is a copymaster of the problem in English and in Māori.
Problem Solving Maths Ks1
Choose a problem that involves your students in applying current learning.If you want to take your pupils off auto-pilot and develop a thinking classroom, this is the resource for you!This section of the nzmaths website has problem-solving lessons that you can use in your maths programme.At this point, they would realise that they need one more pack, which would make 18.This means that they would have enough cups to supply the 15 needed for the party.This question is harder, as it is not immediately clear whether it is a multiplication or division question and it could be confusing to a child, as 15 cannot be divided by 6. Your child could draw a circle with a '6' in it, representing a pack of 6 cups.They could then draw another and add the two 6s together to make 12.The key to solving these problems is to understand what is being asked, what operation needs to be used and what method is best to use.Problems in KS1 SATs might involve money, measures and time intervals.Whatever the key stage, practice makes perfect when it comes to maths, so help your child to develop their skills using past exam papers (and use our tips to help you get the best out of using KS2 maths SATs past papers at home).The Year 2 SATs test will contain problems that test all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).