Results for "problem solving" (554)

Think and solve mental maths

This series gives useful practice in applying basic mathematical skills. It includes the four rules, place value, the many topics which occur in the school year, and problem solving. To maintain interest, there are interspersed among the task pages some attractive and appealing visual pages which provide...

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1980 - 1989

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1001 Math Problems

1001mathproblems.com features resources that focus on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. The problems are aimed at Key Stage 3, though many of them would also lend themselves to Key Stage 2. The work is presented here in the form of printable...

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2010 to date

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The Three Jugs Problem

This resource from, the Maths Careers website, asks students to solve a problem involving measures of water. The worksheet asks students to share a jug of water evenly with only two empty jars of differing sizes to use for the task.

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2000 - 2009

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Brick Wall Problems

Students are presented with increasingly challenging algebra problems to solve. Each wall consist of three bricks in the lower row, two bricks in the middle row and one brick on the top row. Students complete the wall by adding two algebraic terms to find the term which sits in the brick above. However, in most...

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2010 to date

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Comparing strategies for proportion problems

This lesson develops the concept of direct proportion and its application to problems. The works addresses the following problems that students might have:

  • Use of inappropriate additive strategies in scaling problems.
  • Inefficient strategies such as not using a single multiplier for solving...
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2010 to date

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Statistics - why air pollution is a problem

Statistics are a vital tool that can be used to define and solve a wide range of problems in everyday life. In this lesson students will revise and consolidate statistical techniques and then look at how these techniques were used to identify and overcome problems of air pollution in London in the 1950s and how...

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2010 to date

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Inclusive design thinking with FixpertsTV208

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. This one day course will look at how teachers can challenge and disrupt the design and technology classroom through implementing inclusive...

Teaching mathematics GCSE content with understandingMY207

Explore the content of the mathematics GCSE and gain an understanding of the importance of mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Develop problem solving skills and resilience in the context of hard to teach GCSE topics. Topics covered include trigonometry, linear graphs, proportional reasoning, standard form...

Mastering mathematics at key stage 3MY218

It is important that mathematics at key stage three builds upon the mathematical experiences students experience at primary school. Explore what is meant by mastery, and consider the transition from primary to secondary school, and the mapping of progression through key stage three. “Really enjoyed the course. So...

Mathematics in science teachingRP210

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's. This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an...

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