WALT: How do we solve a real-world 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 The Whopper Jar lesson were developed by Graham Fletcher (https://gfletchy.com/the-whopper-jar/), and have been republished here under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.