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This great lesson idea on problem-solving for Key Stage 2 maths pupils, uses a sorting activity to illustrate the principle.
Tracy Stuart, a Year 5 teacher at Ripple Primary School in Barking, believes the biggest problem her pupils have with this subject is working out which operation to use when reading a problem.
She has designed this lesson to help her pupils develop their understanding of how the language of a problem relates to a particular mathematical operation.
Working in small groups, the pupils have to sort words and phrases, deciding which operation the words relate to - addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
Once the pupils have completed the sorting they then work on creating their own word problems.
This video is part of the Lesson Planning Pack on problem-solving at Key Stage 2 maths, which includes two lesson starters, one great lesson idea and a CPD discussion.
Part of the series: Lesson Planning Pack - Problem-solving