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Engaging Maths: Higher Order Thinking with Thinkers Keys

Engaging maths: Higher

All students should be encouraged to engage with higher order thinking tasks. This book uses a critical and creative thinking tool called Thinkers Keys, adapted to be specifically mathematical.

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More sharing diagrams

Students solve problems about sharing pancakes equally among people.

They record the process through sharing diagrams. Students may choose a variety of ways to express the process.

'Share nine pancakes among 12 people' is a year 6 example that could involve a variety of fractions, including twelfths.

Nine circles each divided into quarters with each quarter numbered. Written explanation of sharing.

A student’s sharing diagram.

Three groups of four stick figures, each group with three pancakes which are subdivided to represent the equal division.

Another sharing diagram.