Mathematicians toolbox

In the lessons Liz’s, Andreas and Dave’s classes had together we revised the mathematicians toolboxes tools the first one we reviewed was:

Make a model:This strategy involves using uni-fix blocks, MAB or any other physical math tools to achieve your goal!

Draw a picture or a diagram:Which helps you to visualize the problem.

Make a table or list:helps to organize your working out so you can get to the answer more easily.

Write a sum or a number sentence: helps you to eliminate irrelevant information.

Act it out: means playing the problem out physically(with or without props).

Work backwards: This strategy involves working at the answer or end of the problem!