Problem solving

Maths basic problem solving


Adding and subtracting strategy

In this unit we will look at strategies for working out larger calculations in addition and subtraction. This is typically known as column working.

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Using number estimation

Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.

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Using visual estimation

How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.

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Maths basic problem solving

Once you feel comfortable with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division then its well worth taking a look at this problem solving module that will challenge you with real life situations based on the skills you’ve learned so far

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Higher level problem solving

In this higher level Maths module we look at using the skills you've already learned to break down a problem into simpler steps.

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Higher level problem solving


The language of reports

The purpose of a report is to give to give the reader information and recommendations about something. Therefore, it needs to be clear, accurate, formal and informative. In this unit we will look at some examples of how this can be done.

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How to write a report

This is a screencast which talks through how you would write a simple and effective report.

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Report writing practice

This is a short level 2 look at some example reports.

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