Problem Solving in year 1

In year 1 we have been working on our resilience and problem solving skills in our maths learning.

Miss Cheetham set us 2 different problems for us to solve. She didn’t give us the answers or suggestions to solve the problems, instead she asked us to try and work out the solutions ourselves.

Problem 1: The Queen of hearts baked 20 tarts. She put 2 on some plates and 5 on others. How many plates did she use? 


Problem 2: 12 knights need to cross the moat at Conisbrough Castle. There are only 3 boats and each boat needs to have a different amount of knights in at once. All the knights must cross at the same time. How many different ways could they travel?


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