Super Maths problem solving in Class 5

This afternoon we have been working really hard in our Maths problem solving. We had a look at this problem together and discussed where we would start and what we could use to help us.

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We agreed that the most sensible way to approach this was in a systematic way and only change the smallest number each time. We decided we could use multilink, counters or even our tub of dried peas to help us. We immediately got stuck in!

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Then we used our reasoning skills as to why 7 couldn’t be the largest number for the problem and got some great in depth answers!

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Fabulous mathematical work Class 5 this afternoon 🙂