Problem Solving: Year Two

This series of interactive excel sheet is aimed at Year Two students and explores problem solving. New questions can be generated each time by the click of a button. To check the answers click on the smiley face.

In the first sheet two or three dice can be rolled. Students have to alter the scores in order to reach a target score when added together.

In the second sheet students have to share a number of spots into a series of pots at the top of the sheet.

The third sheet generates six numbers that must be placed so that the difference between adjacent numbers is more than 2.

The fourth sheet asks students to place numbers in a triangle so that each side adds to the selected target number.

In the fifth sheet students have to place the numbers 0 to 4 into a magic square so that the sums of rows, columns and diagonals is always the same. In the following sheet the digits 1 to 9 have to be placed in a magic square that adds to 15.

The seventh sheet explores money calculations. Students have to find the money taken to the shops, money spent, change received or how many items can be bought for a given amount.

The final sheet displays a both an analogue and digital clock to enable discussion on time. The hands can be moved a given number of minutes or fractions of an hour at the click of a button.

This program was designed to be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on the users' machine.

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This resource is part of The Virtual Textbook: Primary