Older children still need practice at explaining how they go about problems. Encourage them to explain how they go about solving a problem and why they choose particular strategies. In this way errors in thinking, which result in incorrect answers, can become apparent. Which operations need to be carried out, (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)in what order – are calculators necessary or can it be done ‘in your head’?
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