• Mathematics
  • Year 7

Problem solving skills and strategies

approx. 5 hrs

3 topics

14 concepts

Build confidence and competence in Problem Solving skills.

Available in
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Overview

Problem Solving Skills and Strategies is a targeted program of learning for students in years 5 to 8. The program explicitly teaches students how to unpack worded problems and develop a mathematical tool-kit of strategies that support numeracy growth. A wide selection of questions of varying difficulty are modelled on the Scholarship and Selective Entry tests from the Australian Council for Educational Research, Years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8; the Australian Mathematics Competition, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and the Selective High Schools’ Placement test. Content covers syllabus strands of Number and Algebra and their applications; Measurement and Geometry, especially visual literacy and Statistics and Probability, including reading graphs, data analysis and probability.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 3 topics, broken down into 14 concepts.

  • Application of PS strategies 1 concept

    1. Select and apply problem solving strategies to a range of problems

  • Skills and Strategies 5 concepts

    1. Problem solving steps and strategies

    2. Select and apply problem solving strategies_Step 2_Look for an appropriate strategy

    3. Select and apply problem solving strategies_Step 3_Use the strategy

    4. Select and apply problem solving strategies_Step 4_Evaluate and check your answer

    5. Select and apply problem solving strategies_Step 1_Comprehend the question 

  • Developing the PS toolkit 8 concepts

    1. Select and apply problem solving strategies_6_Logical reasoning

    2. Select and apply problem solving strategies_7_Work backwards

    3. Select and apply problem solving strategies_8_Use operations or algebra

    4. Select and apply problem solving strategies_1_Draw a diagram

    5. Select and apply problem solving strategies_2_Guess and check

    6. Select and apply problem solving strategies_3_Create a table

    7. Select and apply problem solving strategies_4_Compile a list

    8. Select and apply problem solving strategies_5_Look for a pattern

What you'll get

Learning Content

  • A customised learning plan to suit your needs, adapting to your pace as you learn, progress and achieve mastery
  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

An Expert Tutor

  • We match you to a private, expert tutor who is right for your needs and goals
  • Our tutors are talented, tested, top ATAR achievers and subject experts
  • During each session, your tutor guides you through your learning program, providing real-time, live expert tutoring in Problem solving skills and strategies

Reporting

  • Access information at every stage showing what's been mastered, what areas need to be worked on and what's next
  • You and your parents receive a comprehensive feedback report after every session
  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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$49(inc. GST)

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