Extending optional maths homework

Here are some positive tips to extend your child’s thinking when completing the optional maths homework provided in CGP workbooks.

Ask them to complete one of the following reasoning statements after a problem or calculation.

reasoning statements

Ask them to draw a pictorial representation of the calculation or problem.

Write the calculation as a word problem.

Set an investigation from the calculation.

Spot patterns.

See where a calculation takes them. Can they start with a calculation and generate others from that starting point?