Links to the objective: Reasoning about numbers or shapes
- Solve mathematical problems or puzzles,recognise simple patterns and relationships,generalise and predict.Suggest extensions by asking ?What if???
- Explain methods and reasoning orally and,where appropriate, in writing.
5 Sheets with Answers and example strategies to solve the problem.
The overall aim is to help pupils to apply in a variety of situations the mathematics they have already learnt.The programme seeks to achieve this by teaching the strategies that will enable pupils to approach a variety of problems in a more logical and systematic way. The more specific aims of the programme are to promote the following:
? willingness to attempt problems and to persevere;
? confidence in one?s ability to solve problems;
? awareness of problem-solving strategies;
? awareness of the value of approaching problems in a systematic manner;
? ability to select appropriate solution strategies;
? ability to apply solution strategies accurately;
? ability to monitor and evaluate one?s thinking whilst solving problems.
The problems included:
1: Football Kit
3. Mountain Biking
4. Bike Tracks
5. On Target
Taken from Problem Solving Years 3&4