Posted by Peter on 28th June 2007

Maths worksheets: Choose the operation and method. Y4

One of the hardest things to get children to do is explain how they did a sum. These two pages try to help with this, encouraging them to explain the decisions they make about:

which operation is involved in word problems

whether calculations can be done mentally or with pen and paper

how to explain and record the operations used.

Talking about what they do is vital in the internalisation of processes, which eventually become second nature.

4101-01 Choose the operation and method (pg 1)

4101-02 Choose the operation and method (pg 2)

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