Problem Solving Posters

These number words and symbols are representations of a quantity that is determined by counting.

Parents play an important role in supporting student learning.

Key Stage 2 Problem Solving is a series of graded activity books helping children to sharpen their mathematical skills.

It encourages them to apply their maths skills to a range of 'real-life' situations, such as shopping and keeping score in games.

The books provide explanations and examples of all 11 question types, together with 'how to' instructions and workbook-style activities to consolidate learning.

Problem solving is the process of applying prior knowledge, experience, skills, and understandings to new and unfamiliar situations in order to complete tasks, make decisions, or achieve goals.

In the mathematics program, problem-solving situations can provide the meaningful and exciting experiences through which students learn concepts and skills.

Strong connections between home and school are needed to ensure that parents and teachers are working together to advance the mathematical development of children.

These connections can be established through effective and varied communications with parents/guardians.

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  1. Representing the Celsius temperature as \(x\) and the Fahrenheit temperature as \(y\), the slope, \(m\), is computed to be: \[\begin m &=\dfrac \[4pt] &= \mathrm \[4pt] &= \mathrm \[4pt] &= \mathrm\end \] The y-intercept of the equation, , is then calculated using either of the equivalent temperature pairs, (100 °C, 212 °F) or (0 °C, 32 °F), as: \[\begin b&=y-mx \[4pt] &= \mathrm \[4pt] &= \mathrm \end \] The equation relating the temperature scales is then: \[\mathrm\] An abbreviated form of this equation that omits the measurement units is: \[\mathrm\] Rearrangement of this equation yields the form useful for converting from Fahrenheit to Celsius: \[\mathrm\] As mentioned earlier in this chapter, the SI unit of temperature is the kelvin (K).