Our latest sets of worksheets for Year 3 on money problem solving are now available. The pages are really bright and colourful but the maths is tricky. For most of the questions two separate calculations need to be carried out to reach the answer.
The questions are pictorial, with little or no text, which makes it easier to concentrate on the mathematical thinking needed. The approach to these questions is not immediately obvious and one thing to look for is how the child goes about finding the answers. A good way to do this is to ask them to describe what they are doing and say why. As an extension why not get children to make up their own questions: catalogues with items which can be cut out provide a great starting point and it is just as hard, if not harder, to make up questions of this sort as to answer them!