Maths' Problem SolvingSchool Partnership
Children become better problem solvers if they can be involved in discussion about the problem. Asking your child what they think the problem is about will build up their problemsolving strategies. Help them develop a problemsolving plan such as RUCSAC. Challenge your child to communicate clearly the processes and/or strategies they are using. Students Solve 3 problems each night. Can you use a mental strategy to solve this week's word problems? Can you explain and record the method you have used? Remember to use the language of place value where appropriate. 

Problems can be solved using a variety of strategies
Week 1 Term 3: Stage 2 (After 1 Year at School)

Week 1 Term 3: Stage 3 (After 1 Year at School)

Terms 2, 3 & 4 (Beyond Year 8) 
Multiplication GameThis is a game for two players to practice quick basic facts recall of multiplication facts.
Version: One Hand Multiplication 1. This game is played like ‘Paper, scissors rock’ where each player shakes one fist ‘1, 2, 3’ and shows a selection of fingers (choose between 0 – 5). 2. Winner of the round is the first to multiply each player's hands. Version: Two Hand Multiplication 1. This game is played like ‘Paper, scissors rock’ where each player shakes one fist ‘1, 2, 3’ and shows a selection of fingers (choose between 0 – 10). 2. Winner of the round is the first to multiply each player's hands. Players to shake their fist with fingers down to the floor/knuckles up then it is easier to see the fingers when opened out. 