PROBLEM SOLVING

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In work and in exams you will often be presented with a Maths problem and it will be down to you to select the Mathematical tools to solve it with. In these units we look at how to interpret these challenges and understand how break problems down into stages and figure out the answers.

UNITS

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Higher Maths Problem solving
Higher Maths Problem solving

Take a look at this problem solving module that will challenge you with real life situations based on the skills you’ve learned so far. Interactive …

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Maths problem solving
Maths problem solving

If you’ve been through the E3 Maths guides covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division then its well worth taking a look at this problem solving module that will challenge you with real life situations based on the skills you’ve learned so far Interactive …

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Number and counting
Number and counting

This unit works through a series of activities to help you understand the basics of place value and counting. The unit includes the basics of negative numbers. Interactive module : 20 minutes A. Understand place value (E3) 1 B. Understand place value (E3) 2 C. Understand place value (E3) 3 D. Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 (E3) 1 E. Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 (E3) 2 F. Changing pence into pounds (E3) G. Rounding Numbers – How Far? H. Understand place value (to seven digits) I. Recognise negative and positive numbers …

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Receipt calculations
Receipt calculations

A short quiz module that covers simple addition from a shopping list followed by working out the cheapest item through division and multiplication. Interactive quiz Food shopping maths 10 minutes Recommended resources (off site links) Khan Academy – excellent free online modules – Multiplication and …

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Superstore calculations
Superstore calculations

This is a short interactive quiz module designed to run through some real world calculations of numbers and quantities. Tasks also include reading from charts and diagrams. Superstore Maths quiz 10 minutes   Recommended resources (off site links) Khan Academy – excellent free online modules – Ratio and …

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Superstore discounts
Superstore discounts

This is a short module that covers how to work out discounts through decimal conversions.   Introduction and quiz module 10 minutes Handout and worksheet  pdf  Publisher   Recommended resources (off site links) The excellent free Khan academy. Decimal conversions unit Online decimal calculator, useful for checking students to check their own …

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Number estimation
Number estimation

VIDEO : 3 minute digital animation Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy …

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Visual estimation
Visual estimation

VIDEO : 3 minute digital animation – requires audio How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many …

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