The four proficiency strands are employed in this mathematically rich estimation task which combines estimation skills and multiplicative thinking within a challenging problem solving context. Can your students work out how many Smarties there might be in the Smarties-box? The Smarties-Box Challenge encourages students to apply several different mathematical capabilities and concepts—such as, estimation, multiplication, and the notion of being systematic—to solve a complex, multistep problem.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Mathematics Education
- Problem Solving
- Multiplicative Thinking
- Mathematical Proficiency