Note: iMaths is in its final year and will be discontinued at the end of 2024. If you’re looking for a primary maths resource written for the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0, explore Maths Trek.
The iMaths Problem Solving Strategies Poster provides a handy reference for teachers and students, illustrating the 10 problem-solving strategies students use time and time again in their maths lessons. These important strategies are:
- guess and check
- make a table or chart
- draw a picture or diagram
- act out the problem
- find a pattern or use a rule
- check for relevant or irrelevant information
- find smaller parts of a large problem
- make an organised list
- solve a simpler problem
- work backwards.