Results for "problem solving" (108)

The Mathematics Centre

This collection of resources from The Mathematics Centre covers the full age range from Early Years to post-16 education. Much of the material has been produced as a result of teachers collaborating on projects, attending in service courses and as results of innovative ideas by local teachers.Mathematics in Primary...
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1980 - 1989

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Teaching primary mathematics for new and recently qualified teachersMY006

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics," Paul Halmos. This activity is aimed at those teachers in the early stages of their careers who would like to develop their mathematics teaching. You will explore current good practice in mathematics, engage with practical resources to support learning in...

Primary national strategy 'securing level' materials

These materials, from the Primary National Strategy, are intended to support teachers in ensuring that as many students as possible make the progress necessary to reach specific National Curriculum levels in mathematics. The guidance identifies key areas of learning that students need to secure in order to attain that...
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2000 - 2009

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Good Practice in Primary Mathematics: Evidence from 20 Successful Schools

This resource from Ofsted is a report and summary of the findings of the survey on good practice in primary mathematics teaching, which was conducted following a ministerial request for Ofsted to provide evidence on effective practice in the teaching of early arithmetic, published in November 2011. It focuses on...
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2010 to date

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Developing a Feeling for Number

These resources from Shropshire Centre for Mathematics Education provide a framework which offers a curriculum, to aid arithmetical development, that is consistent with the broad principles of an activity-based, interactive, problem solving curriculum.The underlying philosophy behind these activities is that the...
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1990 - 1999

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Design and Technology: the National Curriculum - Key Stages 1-4 (1999)

The 1999 edition of the Design and Technology National Curriculum included set out clearly the programmes of study and attainment targets for Key Stages One to Four. It sets out the importance of design and technology education to students' performance across the curriculum in promoting social, moral and cultural...
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1990 - 1999

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Paper Helicopters - Mathematics

This resource, aimed at primary level, is linked to the science Paper Helicopters resource. It uses the paper helicopter investigation to provide mathematical activity ideas looking at: shapes, lines and angles found in the helicopter template, perimeter and area, average drop time, ratio and problem solving. The...
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2010 to date

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Christmas party planning

In this problem solving activity children choose and carry out a range of calculations in order to plan a Christmas event. The party has to suit a particular number of people and fit within a specific budget so they have to make decisions by looking at realistic pricing options such as: per-person, according to group...
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2010 to date

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Bottle-Top Shapes

Shapes and patterns can be found all around us – from flowers to footballs, seashells to staircases. In this activity, simple lines drawn on bottle tops or jam jar lids provide a fun way into the wonderful world of geometry.Learning outcomes:Investigate position, direction and movement of different shapesUse...
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2010 to date

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Making a Start

This booklet, the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, is about beginnings. Here teachers and students are tackling unfamiliar interactions as the students are playing games, investigating, discussing and problem solving. The contributing teachers all met initially as members of courses run by the...
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1980 - 1989

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