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Group 3

Today, we are going to continue our focus on improving our problem solving skills. We will be focusing on working systematically – this means working in a logical way to find clues that help us to solve the problem. If you don’t get the answer you expect straight away, please keep trying – this is what helps you to build up your problem solving skills!

I am including a problem solving tips sheet to help you along the way – it is in files on Teams or on the app.

These tasks can be completed on paper or in your jotter.

Task 1a – warm up!
The first job is to get your brains warmed up! Your first task ‘Buying a balloon’ links in with our money tasks yesterday! It might be helpful to make a list of all the coins you would have first. Remember to work carefully and in a logical way.

Task 1b - challenge
Now that your brains are warmed up, your next task is ‘Names in a hat’ – this is a worksheet which leads you through a problem in short steps and helps you to work systematically.

Once you have completed this problem solving task, I would like you to write a few sentences to sum up how you solved the problem and if you found it tricky or not.