# Maths made easy: Discover the four steps to solving any problem

Maths can often seem daunting and difficult, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and techniques, anyone can learn to solve maths problems quickly and easily.

In this blog post, you'll discover four steps that will help your child understand any maths problem and come up with the correct answer.

## Step 1: Search For Clues

When your child encounters a maths problem, encourage them to carefully read the question and identify any numbers, formulas, or keywords that can provide them with valuable information. Underline or highlight these clues to keep them organised and easily accessible throughout the problem-solving process.

## Step 2: Link Up The Clues

Once your child gathers the clues, it's time to link them up. Help them look for patterns, relationships, or connections between the numbers and formulas that they identified in the first step. This step involves analysing the problem and determining which mathematical concepts or operations are relevant. By linking up the clues, they can start forming a roadmap towards the solution.

## Step 3: Look For One Unit

Finding a common unit can simplify the equation and make it more manageable. Look for opportunities to convert different units into a single unit of measurement. This step helps in aligning the numbers and allows for easier calculations and comparisons.

## Step 4: Read The Question Again And Solve

The final step is to read the question once more and solve the problem using the information and connections you and your child have established in the previous steps. Make sure to understand what the question is asking for and apply the appropriate formulas or methods. Remember, the question is your child's best friend, providing them with crucial hints and guiding them towards the solution.

### Congratulations!

By following these four simple steps, you have successfully helped your child solve the challenging maths question. Now they can approach any equation with confidence and tackle it with ease. Remember, practice makes perfect, so encourage your child to practice these steps regularly.

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