KS2 Maths Problem Solving Questions – A Key Issue To Address When Revising
KS2 maths problem solving questions need to make up a good proportion of your child’s studying time. Problem solving questions represent a key area of concern, especially when looking at the results from the 2016 SATs exams. For more information about this, simply read on.
It is so important to make sure your child practises a lot of problem solving maths questions KS2. In last year’s test, four of the 12 questions that were answered the most poorly were ones that mentioned the words ‘solve problems’ – this was question 20 and 21 on paper 3, and question 18 and 19 on paper 2. Since the curriculum was introduced, problem solving has always been high on the agenda. However, it is still clearly posing difficulties and, of course, those taking the exam in 2016 had not been taught the new curriculum for the whole of KS2. Of these four questions that were answered badly, one was at year five level, and the other three were at year six level. The test also featured six other problem solving questions, of which only one was at year six level. The percentage of children that got those questions right was between 50 and 70. This isn’t great when you consider that the vast majority of the questions were not designed for those in year six. This clearly indicates that there needs to be more time spent on solving problems when revising for KS2 maths exams.
The best way to ensure your child is prepared for KS2 maths problem solving questions is to practise, practise, and practise some more. This is exactly what we help you to do at SchoolExams.co.uk. We have a great selection of maths past papers available for KS2 exams, as well as GCSEs and 11+. To get started, check out our website at https://www.schoolexams.co.uk.