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Year 2 Investigate Maths

Friday, 12 February 2016

Children in Year 2 have been working on their problem solving skills with further investigative mathematics work.

Pupils get involved in weekly problem solving sessions. These are different each time and get the children to use facts to answer maths puzzles, instead of just working out sums. They might be asked to make as many two-digit numbers as possible from a specific set of digits, or to work out how many blocks are needed to make a staircase with a specific number of steps up and down. The children are also given further challenges based on the weekly theme to get them thinking more about the logical rules that they have already discovered.

The children work with pupils from other classes and really enjoy finding answers to the more open-ended problems together.

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The children enjoy working together to find answers to the problems

The children enjoy working together to find answers to the problems

Finding out how many blocks are needed for a staircase with five steps up and down

Finding out how many blocks are needed for a staircase with five steps up and down