Maths is not simply about numbers. As well as learning their tables children have to be familiar with the language used in maths, e.eg. less, more, greater than, less than etc. problem solving in maths can pose a great challenge. Children should be asked to solve all kinds of problems as this develops their thinking skills. Word problems, riddles, maths games, can all help in promoting the development of the thought process. In everyday life we may have to solve a problem such as moving a heavy object, remove an item that is out of reach etc. calling on the mind to find a solution is the challenge children face. Problem solving on a practical level will help to develop the child’s thought processes.