Expectations are high for children in Year 5 and this is especially true when it comes to reasoning and problem solving. Solving multi-step problems can be very tricky but we have just published two great sets of worksheets to help with this. The first uses bar models to help illustrate what needs to be done to solve the problem. The second provides some excellent examples of multi-step problems presented in words. The way to success with these is to read the question really carefully and work out the steps that need to be done to reach the answer. Often the maths itself is quite straightforward, but what maths to do is the key!