Problem-Solving Language

This Teachers TV video is from the series Great Lesson Ideas and highlights a strategy for teaching problem solving at Key Stage Two.

Tracy Stuart, a Year Five teacher at Ripple Primary School in Barking, designed this lesson to help her students develop their understanding of how the language of a problem relates to a particular mathematical operation. Working in small groups, the students sort words and phrases, deciding which operation the words relate to. To consolidate their learning, the students then create their own word problems.

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