Today, our numeracy coach Mrs Hillbrick visited our classroom for some mathematical fun.
We started our maths lesson with one of our favourite warm up games – Hit the Target.
We then worked on a problem solving task with Mrs Hillbrick.
Our learning focus for the lesson:
We are learning to find multiple solutions to a problem.
Our success criteria for the lesson:
- Read the problem in our head
- Share our understanding
- Use guess, check and improve
- Check for accuracy
- Reflect as mathematicians
Mrs Hillbrick posed the following question…
My telephone number has 8 digits. When I add up each of the 8 digits, I get a 2 digit number. When I add those 2 digits together, I get a number less than 4. What could my telephone number be?
To break down the problem, we had to:
- Circle the numbers
- Put a box around the key words
- Underline the key question
Students then had a go at finding solutions to this problem.
At the conclusion of the lesson, we reflected on the success criteria to determine how we went with this task.