Friday, August 06, 2010

Maths Problem Solving

We have been working on Maths Problem Solving and have been using this wiki that Allanah made. At the same time Melville Intermediate made a video asking us to offer our solutions to this maths problem.

We had quite a bit of a problem with it with a variety of solutions and children are keen to find out which one was correct.

Allanah liked Georgia's solution of getting some flax from beside the river and plaiting it into a rope and pulling the canoe backwards and forwards. Excellent creativity. Here are some of the answers to the problem from all around the globe.


Melville Intermediate, Hamilton said...

Allanh and Students - Thanks so much for putting Bradleys video on your site. It was wonderful to see it and I was with Bradley on Friday when we found the post on your site and its not an exaggeration to say that he was thrilled as I was to see it on such an influential blog. Thank you very, very much!
Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

Steven Wills said...

Allanah last year I visited Maungatapu class with my collection of maths based puzzles. All the puzzles are designed to teach problem solving strategies in a fun way. Have a look at my puzzling blog at