Problem-solving Skills

Stage: 2

Conjecturing and Generalising at KS2

The tasks in this collection encourage upper primary children to conjecture and generalise.

Stage: 2

Reasoning and Convincing at KS2

The tasks in this collection can be used to encourage children to convince others of their reasoning, by first convincing themselves, then a friend, then a 'sceptic'.

Stage: 1

Conjecturing and Generalising at KS1

The tasks in this collection encourage lower primary children to conjecture and generalise.

Stage: 1

Reasoning and Convincing at KS1

The tasks in this collection can be used to encourage children to convince others of their reasoning, using 'because' statements.

Stage: 1

Working Systematically at KS1

Tasks for KS1 children which focus on working systematically.

Stage: 2

Working Systematically at KS2

Tasks for KS2 children which focus on working systematically.

Stage: 1

Trial and Improvement at KS1

These lower primary tasks could all be tackled using a trial and improvement approach.

Stage: 2

Trial and Improvement at KS2

These upper primary tasks could all be tackled using a trial and improvement approach.

Stage: 1

Working Backwards at KS1

The lower primary tasks in this collection could each be solved by working backwards.

Stage: 2

Working Backwards at KS2

The upper primary tasks in this collection could each be solved by working backwards.

Stage: 1

Visualising at KS1

These lower primary tasks all specifically draw on the use of visualising.

Stage: 2

Visualising at KS2

These upper primary tasks all specifically draw on the use of visualising.