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Mathematical Beginnings: Problem Solving for Young Children

This resource from Claire Publications contains ideas which aim to develop children's knowledge and understanding of mathematics by involving them in a wide variety of enjoyable and stimulating problem solving activities. The authors believe that the only purpose in learning mathematics is to solve problems and that...
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1980 - 1989

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Cards for Cubes: Problem Solving Activities for Young Children

This book, published in 1991 by Claire Publications, is a series of problem solving activities involving cubes. The tasks start simply and progress to more complicated activities so could be used for different ages within Key Stages One and Two depending on ability. The first task is a challenge to create a camel...
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1990 - 1999

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Chapter 1: Using the Whole Problem Solving Approach

This chapter in the booklet Relevant and Engaging Statistics and Data Handling from the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE) illustrates with just one example how the problem solving cycle can be integrated within statistics lessons. The lesson shown is one produced by the RSSCSE during...
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2000 - 2009

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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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Solving the Maths Problem: International Perspectives on Mathematics Education

This resource, written by Emma Morris, outlines the core choices facing mathematics education and builds on the recommendations of the 2011 Vorderman Report, by examining which mathematics approaches and reforms have worked overseas. The paper does not recommend directly importing practice from either of the case...
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2010 to date

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Salters' Chemistry Club: chemical problems to solve

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students are challenged to remove the colour from the three samples of copper sulphate solution using three different methods. They then have to prepare...
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2000 - 2009

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Developing mathematical thinking and problem solving through ScratchCY006

Scratch is a free programming language available to use online or as a free download. The software is commonly used in schools to deliver many elements of the KS2 Computing Curriculum. There have been many studies and pilot projects evaluating the impact of how learning computer programming can impact positively on...

Fermi problems

A Fermi problem involves making estimates and using mathematics to answer a question, in more colloquial language they might be termed ‘back of envelope’ calculations.Many of the questions don’t have clear cut answers, and sometimes alternative paths to solutions are possible.The level of mathematics required is...
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2010 to date

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Capacity Problems

In this activity children are challenged to solve a range of problems relating to capacity in a meaningful context. Children choose a card from a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. They then work in pairs or small groups to discuss how they can create the quantity by using three containers of differing...
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2010 to date

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Box problem

In this Core Maths task students investigate how to make a box of maximum volume from a given square of card. The ultimate objective is to model a method to work out a box of maximum volume for any size of rectangle.The activity sheet outlines the task for students.The first set of teachers' notes...
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2010 to date

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