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Chapter 1: Using the Whole Problem Solving Approach

This chapter in the booklet Relevant and Engaging Statistics and Data Handling from the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE) illustrates with just one example how the problem solving cycle can be integrated within statistics lessons. The lesson shown is one produced by the RSSCSE...

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A donation, a chance meeting…problem solved!

I am doing some planning for some upcoming courses and required a source of unusual and interesting questions and some Cuisenaire Rods. Fortunately, a kindly mathematician was having a clear out and donated a number of resources to our archive, including a number of old mathematical pie and plus magazines. A chance...


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How do you solve a problem like girls in physics?

Three years ago my colleagues and I sat down to discuss how we could, in our own small way, help to tackle the problem of a low uptake of A level physics by girls. The result was a termly event called Girls in Physics.The aim of this evening event is to create a space for girls to network with each other, to meet students with similar interests, and to...

Solving the Maths Problem: International Perspectives on Mathematics Education

This resource, written by Emma Morris, outlines the core choices facing mathematics education and builds on the recommendations of the 2011 Vorderman Report, by examining which mathematics approaches and reforms have worked overseas. The paper does not recommend directly importing practice from either of the case...

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Salters' Chemistry Club: chemical problems to solve

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students are challenged to remove the colour from the three samples of copper sulphate solution using three different methods. They then have to...

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Problem solving challenge: Can the internet improve fire safety

In this  extended five hour communities and fire safety challenge, students work in small groups, to design, make, test and evaluate an electronic system to provide early warning in the event of a fire breaking out. They will explore a range of methods of fire detection and understand the advantages of...

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Problem solving challenge: Buildings and fire safety

In this 5 hour STEM Clubs teaching pack students examine ways in which communities can put measures into place to make sure people and properties are safe, and look at how the IoT can bring additional benefits to this safety.

It is recommended that, prior to this activity, students have been introduced to...

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Developing mathematical thinking and problem solving through ScratchCY006

Scratch is a free programming language available to use online or as a free download. The software is commonly used in schools to deliver many elements of the KS2 Computing Curriculum. There have been many studies and pilot projects evaluating the impact of how learning computer programming can impact positively on...

Fermi problems

A Fermi problem involves making estimates and using mathematics to answer a question, in more colloquial language they might be termed ‘back of envelope’ calculations.

Many of the questions don’t have clear cut answers, and sometimes alternative paths to solutions are possible.

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Capacity Problems

In this activity children are challenged to solve a range of problems relating to capacity in a meaningful context. Children choose a card from a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. They then work in pairs or small groups to discuss how they can create the quantity by using three containers of...

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2010 to date

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