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Problem Solving

 A selection of resources containing a wide range of open-ended tasks, practical tasks, investigations and real life problems, to support investigative work and problem solving in primary mathematics. 
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22 March 2017

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The problem with problem solving

I believe Albert Einstein was once asked “If you have one hour to save the world, how would you spend that hour?”He replied, “I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and then five minutes solving it.”When asking 20 mathematics teachers to define problem solving you are likely to get 21 different definitions. In its recent report Problem...

Badger Maths problem solving

This sample of Badger Maths Problem Solving, includes skills and strategies for practical problem solving in Years One to Six. The series supports the NNS objectives, teaching both skills and strategies for problem solving. It also provides plenty of vital practice. Each resource contains an example of a four-step...
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2000 - 2009

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Problems to solve: Year 1

This set of mathematical problems, provided by Mathsphere, is an introduction to the investigative approach to mathematics.  The activities encourage children to use their knowledge to solve problems and puzzles, to find patterns, and to make generalisations.  They can be used for assessment, as...
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2010 to date

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Problem Solving in School Science

This book, published in 1986 by Macdonald & Co, was written with the view that children should be encouraged to use their own initiative in problem solving and be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for investigations. The core belief was that children develop a positive self-image by overcoming challenges...
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1980 - 1989

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Maths Workshops by The Problem Solving Company

The Problem Solving Company offers Maths workshops for both Primary and Secondary Schools throughout the UK.Our National Curriculum based workshops are a great way to improve the image of Maths in your school. Using large resources enables maximum participation for the groups and helps encourage communication and team...

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Maths Workshops by The Problem Solving Company

The Problem Solving Company offers Maths workshops for both Primary and Secondary Schools throughout the UK. Our National Curriculum based workshops are a great way to improve the image of Maths in your school. Using large resources enables maximum participation for the groups and helps encourage communication and...
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19 April 2018

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Mathematical Beginnings: Problem Solving for Young Children

This resource from Claire Publications contains ideas which aim to develop children's knowledge and understanding of mathematics by involving them in a wide variety of enjoyable and stimulating problem solving activities. The authors believe that the only purpose in learning mathematics is to solve problems and that...
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1980 - 1989

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Cards for Cubes: Problem Solving Activities for Young Children

This book, published in 1991 by Claire Publications, is a series of problem solving activities involving cubes. The tasks start simply and progress to more complicated activities so could be used for different ages within Key Stages One and Two depending on ability. The first task is a challenge to create a camel...
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1990 - 1999

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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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2010 to date

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