Problem solving resources

I've put together a few of my favourite resources to encourage problem solving in my maths lessons:

What are your favourite resources?

Any collection of this kind will never be exhaustive, but if you think I've missed a great resource let us know. If you do have any suggestions, please share in the comments below. Additional ideas and resources can also be found here.

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 Adaptaboard Advanced Triple Maths uses the power of a grid and tiles to create pictorial and graphical representations [bars, boxes, squares and grids]. These images link and connect addition and subtraction and multiplication and division in a powerful memory enhancing way. Games and puzzles make maths fun.

Lots of differentiated challenges for Key Stage1/2

The educational range and educational possibilities offered by a grid are endless.