This week in year 5, we have started to look at worded problems.
Worded problems can be tricky, because they usually have both words and numbers in them, and figuring out how to work them out can be hard.
We have started looking at ‘HOW’ to take out the important bits of information or ‘data’, so that we can make an equation and work out the problem.
We have been using these steps to help us …
1. Read the problem
2. Extract the data
3. Decide what type of calculation is needed (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division)
4. Show your working out
5. State clearly your solution
Below is one of the pairs ‘thinking’ posters. You can read their worded problem, you can see their thinking and their working out, and what important data they have decided they need to complete the problem.
Well done everyone!