Solving problems is the very essence of Maths at every level, including KS2. In Year Three children will be shown how to arrive at the correct solution to simple problems based on real life scenarios by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Solving problems gets you using your brain and tests your thinking skills. Solving real life problems can involve numbers and measures of time, length, capacity and weight. You can use all the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to help you find the right answers - you just need to work out which!
Put your thinking cap on and have a go at playing this quiz to find out how well you can solve real life problems by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.