In life, we will encounter different problems and we will need to know different ways to respond and solve those problems. We can apply this same understanding to Mathetics. In Mathematics, we need to use different methods to respond to problems, and we call this Mathematical Heuristics.
This week, Year 5 have been digging deep into Multiplication. Not only do we need to know how to answer multiplication calculations properly, we also need to know why we are correct. In order to prove our answers, we created concrete representations and explained them.
Year 5 have been working hard on reasoning their answers clearly and they are improving every day. Well done Year 5!
Did creating concrete models help you? Why?
Did you prefer using Base 10 (Diences) or Place Value Counters? Why?