Problem Solving Tasks

The Spode Group produced a number of resources to support problem solving in mathematics through real life problems. Some of the resources were produced to support the C.S.E. syllabus and others were written at the time mathematics teachers were preparing for coursework to become a compulsary part of the assessment of mathematics at GCSE level.

The resources contain a wide range of open-ended tasks, practical tasks, investigations and real life problems still useful today to place the mathematics learnt in the classroom into a real world context.


The Problem-Solving Pack

This pack of worksheets, produced by the Spode Group, is designed to give students experience in problem solving during the early years of secondary school, and was written in response to publications encouraging the teaching mathematics through problem solving, investigations and discussion.

The pack...

Solving Real Problems with CSE Mathematics

Solving Real Problems with CSE Mathematics, produced by the Spode Group, is a volume of case studies used to give students experience and confidence in using mathematics in a practical context.

A variety of mathematical topics are used in the case studies to show the the diversity of problem situations for...

Solving Real Problems with Mathematics Volume 1

Volume one of two publications produced by the Spode Group with the aim of providing a useful set of examples that are convincing applications of mathematics and applications which can be taught in schools.

This volume contains case studies with three distinct components: problem statement, teaching notes...

Enterprising Mathematics

Enterprising Mathematics, produced by the Spode Group, is a collection of problems designed to encourage mathematics to be taught through real life situations for example: sports, money and travel.

Each chapter begins with a short introduction presenting ideas for class discussions on the topic. The idea...


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