A small group activity focused on choosing the right operation to solve problems.
In small groups, students sort problems according to the operation. Each problem contains the same numbers – 205 and 8 – and some contain the numbers 3 or 12. Using the same numbers forces students to use the context to choose the operations rather than guess the operation based on the numbers.
8 problems on cards and a problem-solving recording sheet.
Use in small groups, during guided maths, during tutoring or intervention and in rotations.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, problems on cards, a recording sheet and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems
Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems
Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder
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