**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:*

We can:

- 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.

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Did you achieve the success criteria?

### What skills did you need to use to complete this problem solving task?

### In your comment, have a go at coming up with a solution to the problem!