Results for "problem solving" (408)

Solving quadratic equations

This resource develops the concept of solving quadratic equations by taking square roots, completing the square, using the quadratic formula, and factoring.The resource is set in the practical context of a bus cutting a corner that has a cycle lane. When a bus turns a corner, it must swing out so that its rear wheels...
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Creating and Solving Equations A2

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to create and solve their own equations, where the unknown appears once. Most students will have been taught rules for solving equations such as ‘change the side, change the sign’ or ‘you always do the same to both sides’. When used without understanding,...
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2000 - 2009

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Compass: Common Problem Solving Strategies as Links between Mathematics and Science

This project worked to provide teachers with rich tasks to develop interdisciplinary approaches that bring together mathematics and science. The materials support students in exploring meaningful problems in a European context in ways that develop their scientific problem solving and inquiry skills. They are...
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Problem solving in mathematics: realising the vision through better assessment

This ACME report from June 2016 looks at problem solving in mathematics, with particular focus on summative assessment.Within the report ACME welcomes the strong emphasis on problem solving in recent reforms. It calls for "strong collaboration between the mathematics community, the Department for Education,...
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Investigative and Problem-Solving Approaches to Mathematics and Their Assessment

This resource, first published in 1990, as the Mathematics Teacher's Development Series was written in response to the Cockroft Report to address the recommendation that all mathematics teaching should include opportunities for exposition by the teacher, discussion between teachers and students and between students...
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1990 - 1999

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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 cases...
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Problems with Patterns and Numbers

This box of mathematics materials from the Shell Centre on Problems with Patterns and Numbers has become an influential book on the teaching of problem solving.Problems with Patterns and Numbers focuses on non-routine problem solving in mathematics, and the teaching strategies needed to handle it in the classroom. It...
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1980 - 1989

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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 they...
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Access Maths

This collection contains ten resources each containing an engaging activity for mathematics students. Mathematical topics covered include fractions, algebra, area and perimeter, problem solving, factorising quadratics, times tables and brackets.
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