Year 2 - Problem solving and reasoning - Summer - Block 2 - White Rose

This problem solving pack contains resources that challenge children’s reasoning, investigative and problem solving skills.
They include problems involving number, money, shape, position and direction, statistics and fractions.

All resources have answers provided. The pack contains:

• Worksheets – Problem solving 1
• Worksheets – Problem solving 2
• Worksheets – Problem solving 3
• Activity – Compare durations
• Activity – Cut and glue fractions
• Activity – Let’s go shopping
• Activity – Number square - Missing numbers
• Game – Shape loop cards
• Game – Treasure hunt

Children can use concrete resources to help investigate and find solutions to the problems on the worksheets.

PDF format (please set print option to fit).

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigations. Details of this can be seen in the contextual overview provided.

I hope you find them useful.

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  • Year-2---ANSWERS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-3.pdf
  • Year-2---ANSWERS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-1.pdf
  • Year-2---GAME---Treasure-Hunt.pdf
  • Year-2---GAME---Shape-loop-cards.pdf
  • Year-2---ACTIVITY---Let's-go-shopping.pdf
  • Year-2---ACTIVITY---Cut-and-Glue---Fractions.pdf
  • Year-2---ACTIVITY---Compare-durations.pdf
  • Year-2---ACTIVITY---Number-Square---Missing-numbers.pdf
  • Year-2---ANSWERS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-2.pdf
  • Year-2---WORKSHEETS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-1.pdf
  • Year-2---WORKSHEETS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-2.pdf
  • Year-2---WORKSHEETS---Problem-Solving-and-Efficient-Methods-3.pdf
  • OPEN-ME.pdf

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Created: May 16, 2018

Updated: Oct 11, 2019


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