**WALT:** What are good questions we can ask to solve a problem?

**WILF:** Can you ask questions that might provide useful information to solve a problem? Can you clarify what information is needed to solve the problem?

**TIB:** In order to solve a problem, we need to know what information is going to help us move towards an answer.

*WALT: We are learning to… *|* WILF: What I’m looking for… *|* TIB: This is because…*

**Mathematics Proficiency Strands**

Year 3 |
Year 4 |
Year 5 |
Year 6 |

Problem Solving formulates and models authentic situations involving operations |
Problem Solving formulates, models and records authentic situations involving operations |
Problem Solving formulates and solves authentic problems using measurements |
Problem Solving formulates and solves authentic problems using measurements |

General Capabilities: Numeracy |
Level 3 (by the end of Year 4) |
Level 4 (by the end of Year 6) |

Estimating and calculating with whole numbers |
estimate a solution to a problem and then check the solution by recalling addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts | solve problems and check calculations using efficient mental and written strategies |

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking |
Level 3 (by the end of Year 4) |
Level 4 (by the end of Year 6) |

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas |
pose questions to expand their knowledge about the world | pose questions to clarify and interpret information and probe for causes and consequences |

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas |
select and clarify information from a range of sources | identify and clarify relevant information and prioritise ideas |

The concept, videos and lesson structure for the *Let it Flow* lesson were developed by Graham Fletcher (https://gfletchy.com/let-it-flow/), and have been republished here under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. SOLO Assessment for this lesson was developed by TJ Hinchliffe under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Learn more about SOLO Assessments.