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Problem-solving – Background information and resources – Year 6 digital unit

This is a 26 page Ebook from the Problem-solving in mathematics series that aims to develop problem-solving and mathematical thinking in primary students.

Key features include the following:

  • extensive background information about problem-solving skills
  • teachers pages to accompany each student page
  • a problem-solving objective for each group of student pages
  • a list of possible difficulties that students may encounter
  • extension activities
Australian Curriculum Links:
  • Connect decimal representations to the metric system (ACMNG135)
  • Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity (ACMNG136)
  • Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units (ACMMG137)
  • Interpret and use timetables (ACMNG139)
  • Identify and describe properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers (ACMNA122)
  • Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers (ACMNA123)
  • Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence (ACMNA133)
  • Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators (ACMNA126)
  • Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA127)
  • Add and subtract decimals, with and without digital technologies, and use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers (ACMNA128)
  • Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA132)
  • Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables (ACMSP147)

**This ebook is not transferable, nor can it be on-sold or uploaded to an intranet site. For full copyright details, please see the Copyright Notice outlined in the ebook or refer to the Copyright Agency Limited www.copyright.com.au

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