Numeracy News is a page to help promote maths in our clever Carnegie community.
In each edition of Numeracy News there will be a problem solving question and a Problem Solving Strategy Friend we would like you to use to try and find an answer. These problem solving strategy friends are taught from Prep to Grade 6 and are a great way to show students various ways that they can try to find answers to a question.
If you have a go at finding a solution please place your entry in the calculator box at the office. All entries will go in the draw to win a small prize and to have their name announced at assembly on Monday morning as Carnegie’s problem solver of the week.
This week’s focus is
DRAW A PICTURE
When Pippa draws simple pictures she can make a visual representation of the problem.
Hi, I am Mack and I am your 2019 Numeracy captain. This week the questions are:
Junior Question (Prep-Year 2)
If there were 3 triangles and 1 square, how many sides would there be in total?
Senior Question (Years 3-6)
If there were 3 pentagons, 2 octagons and 4 squares, how many sides would there be in total?
Please place your entry into the calculator box at the office by the 29th of March and include your name and grade.