Learn how to model and solve word problems in mathematics. Ideal for Functional Skills (Key Skills) Learners.
Using brightly coloured blocks, learners model mathematical relationships and identify known and unknown quantities. The model provides learners with a powerful image that organises information and simplifies the problem solving process. By modeling increasingly complex word problems, learners develop strong reasoning skills which will facilitate the transition from arithmetic to algebra.
This tool has great potential for use on an Interactive White Board. Practitioners need to spend some time familiarising themselves with everything Thinking Blocks has to offer.