Year 6 have been using strategies to be able to solve multistep problems.

This week in year 6, we have been improving our strategies for tackling maths questions which involve many steps of calculations before we can arrive at the answer.

It can be very difficult sometimes to know how to begin to solve a problem. Which way do I need to go first? This week we have broken down our problem solving into three easy steps, like a traffic light.

Red – What do we need to do first?

Yellow – What do we need to do next?

Green – How do we solve them problem?

Throughout the whole process, we ask ourselves if the answer is reasonable.