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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...

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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Confused by worded problems?

Whilst taking part in a professional development course run by NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) recently, we were asked this question:Laura had $240. She spent 5/8 of it. How much money did she have left?When asked this type of question, 78% of children in Singapore got the answer correct whilst only 25% of children in...

Fermi problems: making maths a fun real-world tool

Problem solving and group work are two major skills we all hope to foster in our pupils. One way to help them develop these skills is to challenge them with Fermi problems.Enrico Fermi (1901 to 1954) was a Nobel Prize winning physicist, who was also famous for giving his audience fun problems, using approximate analysis to find an answer. These have since...

Maths Puzzle Day by School Puzzle Company

If your school is looking to encourage Thinking Skills and Problem Solving as a part of your Math’s curriculum then The School Puzzle Company can help. Using our carefully crafted giant puzzles our Math’s Puzzle Activity Days encourage use of Math’s language, team work and shows students that by...

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The Crystal Conundrum

The Crystal Conundrum is an inspirational and motivating puzzle event for children, where children work together to solve a series of hand-on, interactive puzzles. The session is based on the fictional character of the King of Conundrum who has dropped his floating crystal into the water fountain and can't...

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Science and Maths Magic Shows

Dr Matt Pritchard is a Science Magician and Curator of Wonder. His shows bring gasps of amazement, thought provoking ideas and memorable teaching. He inspires audiences to both dream and think bigger."A glorious blend of showmanship and science."FringeGuru.com"He enthused, motivated and inspired every...

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Making Math's Magical

The primary focus of the magic maths workshops are to educate – but to educate it a fun, and uniquely inspiring way through the medium of magic.The programme itself has been designed in conjunction with primary school teachers and works perfectly for the start of ‘Maths Week’ and can take the form of...

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CSI: Maths - Primary - UK Wide

Combining murder mysteries and problem solving, CSI: Maths is one of our best selling programmes in primary and secondary schools across the UK – offering pupils an opportunity to apply their skills in, and understanding of shape and measurement in a unique environment.CSI:...

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