At school, students have opportunities to engage in problem solving tasks. At home, mathematical problem solving can take on many different forms. For example, budgeting, time scheduling, measuring and constructing are all situations where children would need to problem solve. Problem solving, being the process of finding solutions to challenging issues, is an essential component of your child’s mathematical journey.
As your child works through problem solving tasks at home, here are some strategies you can encourage them to use and questions you can ask them: Click here to access YRDSB sample problems and strategies.