Results for "problem solving" (143)

More problems to solve

I have spent the last hour tweaking what I intend to do in Monday’s course, “Using resources to develop problem solving skills in secondary mathematics” The problem I have is not what to do, but what to leave out. We have so many resources from on the eLibrary alone before adding resources from...


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Problem solving lessons

When you set the objectives for a lesson, are they always content based? To understand how to add fractions, use Pythagoras' theorem...

Have you ever set the objective as to develop a particular problem solving strategy? The one day course "Using resources to develop problem solving skills in secondary...


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Problem solving resources

I've put together a few of my favourite resources to encourage problem solving in my maths lessons: https://www.stem.org.uk/lxsgt

What are your favourite resources?

Any collection of this kind will never be exhaustive, but if you think I've missed a great resource let us know. If you do have any...


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Sherborne Primary - Space Problem Solving

In Key Stage 1 children have been solving space maths problems using numicon. 


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What is the problem with problem solving?

I was privileged to be invited to attend an excellent session, being held at the Centre, run by a local maths hub, exploring problem solving in mathematics. The session was attended by a group of teachers, from primary and secondary schools, who will act as ambassadors to support other teachers in their locality...


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Using UKMT problems to develop problem solving skills

I like using problems like the one attached to this post, taken from the 2012 UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, in the classroom. If you haven’t seen it before, have a go at it now, but also think about how you might use it in the classroom.

I have used this question by just drawing the diagram...


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FMSP Year 12 Students and Teacher Problem Solving Course

FMSP are holding a one day course at The National STEM Centre in York on Wednesday 21st October 2015

Teachers are invited to bring up to five of their Year 12 students for a day of Problem Solving.

This course aims:

· To familiarise teachers with problem solving resources to use...


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How are you going to assess problem solving?

I attended the Yorkshire Ridings hub mathematics conference last week and was entertained by Alex Bellos who gave a very interesting talk which included the results of his world-wide quest to find the world’s most favourite number and the reasons why people had a favourite number in the first place. Maybe you...


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A donation, a chance meeting…problem solved!

I am doing some planning for some upcoming courses and required a source of unusual and interesting questions and some Cuisenaire Rods. Fortunately, a kindly mathematician was having a clear out and donated a number of resources to our archive, including a number of old mathematical pie and plus magazines. A chance...


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Puzzles and problems

I'll use this thread to post various puzzles and problems that you might like to ty out on the more enterprising pupils.

First a question involving the use of matrices to extract square roots. The problem is attached as a PDF file.

Also some advice to teachers: This problem is not...


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