Solving problems is about working things out. You learn maths at school because it is an important academic subject, but the maths you learn also has a lot of practical applications.
Let's say you wanted to decorate your bedroom. How many rolls of wallpaper will you need? You could guess, but that could be a waste of money - or worse having to go back to the shop halfway through decorating to get some more.
How about going to visit your friend who has moved to another part of the country. They want to know at roughly what time you will arrive. Your journey is 250 miles by car and is mostly motorway. Do you make a rough guess? You might turn up far too early, or far too late. How do you work it out?
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