Posted by Peter on 22nd February 2008

Free Y2 maths worksheet: Solve puzzles and investigate

using2.pngThis free maths worksheet continues the investigative approach to mathematics begun in year one. It is concerned with children using their knowledge to solve problems and puzzles, find patterns, make generalisations and begin to predict.

A key question to get children to ask themselves is the, “What would happen if…..” and not be afraid to ask the question and then investigate to find the answer.

Often investigations involve, “how many ways” activities. A key part of this is for children to check what they have done, check that they are accurate and that they have not repeated themselves. A lot of discussion can evolve from questions such as, “is 1 + 2 + 3 the same as 3 + 2 + 1 ?”

in year one children will be dealing mainly with two numbers, but by year two it is expected that they can work with three numbers when adding.

Free Y2 maths worksheet: Solve puzzles and investigate

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