The children have been learning about addition all week and are now using problem solving skills to solve a word problem. Today they have been working hard to solve word problems using their reading and comprehending skills. We used real fruit to introduce the problem solving lesson to the children where they stood together and we thought carefully about how to make our own word problem. They were all engaged and all thought carefully about how important it was to link maths problems to what happens in real life.
After that, the children worked in groups and illustrated their thinking on a whiteboard. Some of the children even had a go at writing their own.
Ask your children to give you another word for 'add?' :)