Problem Solving is an intellectual and creative process where students engage with challenging authentic and non-routine tasks where the path to a solution is not obvious.
Students plan, investigate and revise as they select and apply the mathematics they know. Students formulate, use and test known strategies and break down problems into a series of simpler steps as they persevere to seek solutions.
Problem Solving is the primary focus of numeracy and is a means through which students can make connections to their experiences in and out of the classroom
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