## Trial and Improvement at KS1

Simply 'having a go' is a great way to make a start on a mathematical problem. Whatever happens, you will have learnt more about the situation and can then tweak your approach. These activities all lend themselves to this 'trial and improvement' way of working.

This collection is one of our Primary Curriculum collections - tasks that are grouped by topic.

## Five Steps to 50

## Two-digit Targets

## One Big Triangle

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

## Find the Difference live

## Eggs in Baskets

## Four Colours

## Heads and Feet

## Starfish Spotting

How many starfish could there be on the beach, and how many children, if I can see 28 arms?

## The Brown Family

## The Tall Tower

## Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level

Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.

## Trial and Improvement

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## Trial and Improvement

Solving equations using trial and improvement, example question, test yourself.

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Practice gcse questions:, trial and improvement game.

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Ideas and resources for teaching secondary school mathematics

## 26 May 2014

- Teachitmaths has a great PowerPoint explaining the method.
- I particularly like the way this worksheet by jhofmannmaths is set out.
- Justmaths.co.uk has a Whodunnit activity and exam questions .
- Mr Barton Maths has a 'Win a Million' game .
- Teachmathematics.net has a good Excel activity .
- Mr Collins writes about this animal zoo resource in his blog .
- Finally, an extension worksheet on linear interpolation.

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## Solving problems with two unknowns

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Simply 'having a go' is a great way to make a start on a mathematical problem. Whatever happens, you will have learnt more about the situation and can then

Simply 'having a go' is a great way to make a start on a mathematical problem. Whatever happens, you will have learnt more about the situation and can then

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