Reasoning about numbers, with challenges and simplifications
The activities in this booklet should help children to:
- solve mathematical problems or puzzles, recognise and explain patterns and relationships, generalise and predict;
- explain methods and reasoning orally and in writing;
- suggest extensions by asking 'What if'?
Many of the activities have supplementary objectives, such as:
- add several numbers;
- use known number facts and place value to add, subtract, multiply or divide mentally;
- recognise multiples.