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To support our children developing strategic methods of identifying missing numbers in multi-step, multi-method questions, we devised this PowerPoint to teach our children the steps they need to work through to experience success.
Initially, we started with a problem and showed them how, by working backwards and inversing the operations, they will be able to guess the number we started thinking about.
By starting with simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts the children learnt and embedded the methods. We then introduced squaring, square routes, doubling and halving, as well as starting with larger numbers.
The benefit of this PowerPoint is that, once completed, it can be printed off for the children to complete for home learning, or as part of an individual work station.
Our children loved these problems, especially once they understood the ease by which they can be successfully completed - and particularly enjoyed the longer questions with many steps!
We hope that your children enjoy them as much!