Active Math Problem Solving

Problem solving math for 10 - 12 year old students.

by Ken Smith,

The Active Math booklet represents a response to current trends in mathematics for the development of problem solving skills in students. The photocopy master activities contained within the booklet are designed to interest and stimulate children in the 10 to 12 years age range. They are presented as blackline masters which are able to be photocopied for use in the classroom. Wherever possible the activities are stand alone worksheets although occasionally other materials such as grid paper, glue or card may be required.

Problem Solving Strategies
The activities in the Active Math booklet are thematically grouped and are so structured as to provide an increasing level of difficulty with each successive sheet in the theme. Obviously gifted children in lower years, or less able children in higher years, will both find the structured problems equally challenging.

Knowledge of the problem solving abilities of the students is essential, in order that each child can be presented with an activity which he or she feels comfortable solving and not become frustrated with, because of inappropriate matching.

Initially problem solving activities could be tackled in class groups. This establishes a framework from which the children can branch out to work in smaller problem solving groups and then ultimately, independently.

  • Ready-Ed Publications; June 2001
  • ISBN: 9781863971393
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF format
  • Title: Active Math Problem Solving
  • Author: Ken Smith; Rod Jefferson (ill.)
  • Imprint: Ready-Ed Publications