Predict: I think that this problem will be some sort of number problem and may involve division or division skills.

Read: Fill in the missing number 36 divided by ? equals 4.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

What’s the BIG question? What is the missing number in the equation?

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ’Write an equation’ and ‘Prior Knowledge’

Working out: The way I worked this out was that I knew from my prior knowledge that 9×4=36 and if I changed it around to 36 divided by 9 it would equal 4!

Summary: The answer is 9 which fits into the equation perfectly. My prediction was correct and I used the strategies I said but not that much of the ‘write an equation’.