REASONING PROGRESSION MAPS

 Reasoning

There are many different ways to reason about something in maths but below is an example of what reasoning looks like in Todwick Primary School.

 

Our Strategies include:

  • Spot the mistake / Which is correct?
  • True or false?
  • What comes next?
  • Do, then explain
  • Make up an example / Write more statements / Create a question / Another and another
  • Possible answers / Other possibilities
  • What do you notice?
  • Continue the pattern
  • Missing numbers / Missing symbols / Missing information/Connected calculations
  • Working backwards / Use the inverse / Undoing / Unpicking
  • Hard and easy questions
  • What else do you know? / Use a fact
  • Fact families
  • Convince me / Prove it / Generalising / Explain thinking
  • Make an estimate / Size of an answer
  • Always, sometimes, never
  • Making links / Application
  • Can you find?
  • What’s the same, what’s different?
  • Odd one out
  • Complete the pattern / Continue the pattern
  • Another and another
  • Ordering
  • Testing conditions
  • The answer is…
  • Visualising

These strategies are effective ways of developing pupils’ reasoning skills and feature in our weekly maths lessons. They are used to promote deeper understanding and application of a skill in all areas of the maths curriculum.

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