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Problem solving strategies

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Approaches to Problem solving

Suitable for all Mathematics GCSE specifications

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1: Using lists and tables
  • Lesson 2: Using pictures
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  • Lesson 3: Using bar models
  • Lesson 4: Using x for an unknown
  • Lesson 5: Choosing a strategy
  • Unit assessment

There are 5 exercise sheets, each with answers included in this unit.

Compatible with a Mastery approach

Our resources complement the principles of Mastery throughout, creating a rich and deep learning experience. Through the use of pictorial representation, variation theory and mathematical reasoning, students and teachers can develop their confidence in teaching and learning maths through a contextualised approach. There is no need to reinvent your teaching strategy or style - our materials leave you in complete control over when and how you adapt our resources to best suit you and your students.

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Suitable for ALL examination boards

Problem solving is integrated into all of our course materials, and this standalone unit focuses on five key strategies and approaches that can be developed and applied across the course. The ability to solve problems has always been at the heart of mathematics, and in recent years, an increased emphasis has been placed on problem solving and reasoning skills through assessment materials.

Suitable for all major GCSE examination specifications, this unit considers a range of strategies and techniques which can be used when faced with a problem to solve. The strategies include making a list, making a table, looking for patterns, drawing a picture and making use of a bar model. Further strategies consider how to make use of x for the unknown and consider situations when this strategy would be useful. The importance of a logical approach is emphasised and exemplified.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 5.4mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1: Using lists and tables
    • Lesson 2: Using pictures
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 3: Using bar models
    • Lesson 4: Using x for an unknown
    • Lesson 5: Choosing a strategy
    • Unit assessment

    There are 5 exercise sheets, each with answers included in this unit.

    Compatible with a Mastery approach

    Our resources complement the principles of Mastery throughout, creating a rich and deep learning experience. Through the use of pictorial representation, variation theory and mathematical reasoning, students and teachers can develop their confidence in teaching and learning maths through a contextualised approach. There is no need to reinvent your teaching strategy or style - our materials leave you in complete control over when and how you adapt our resources to best suit you and your students.

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