Math Solving Problems

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Finding all Possibilities Solving Problems worksheets.

All the problems on this page have more than one possible answer. The aim is to get the
develop systematic skills to find all the possible solutions to the problems posed.

Solving problems should be at the heart of mathematical teaching and learning.

When we set kids problems to solve, we are giving them a reason for learning and practicing all the skills and learning all the facts in lessons.

The problems on this page all involving Finding All Possibilities.

This means that every problem set will have many different answers.

Most problems we set for kids will only have a single correct answer. The problems on this page have lots of different solutions which need to be found. It encourages children to persevere and try different approaches if one approach does not work.

Many of the problems are easily extendable by simply changing one of the variables.

The aim of the problems is to get kids thinking logically and working systematically to find all the possible answers.

The level of the worksheets goes from 1st grade to 5th grade (UK Years 1 to 6).

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- apply their math skills to solve problems;
- develop a systematic approach;
- persevere and try to find as many answers as possible.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

We have a variety of different problem solving worksheets, including 'real-life' problems.

The sheets go from 1st through 5th grade.

Here you will find a range of fraction word problems to help your child apply their fraction learning.

The worksheets cover a range of fraction objectives, from adding and subtracting fractions to working out fractions of numbers. The sheets support fraction learning from 2nd grade to 5th grade.

Here you will find a range of ratio word problems to help your child understand what a ratio is and how ratios work.

The sheets support ratio learning at a 5th grade level.

This is our logic problems area where all the worksheets involve using reasoning and logical thinking skills.

The sheets here are designed to get children thinking logically and puzzling the problems out.

There are a range of different logic problems from 1st through 5th grade!

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