Best Selling Problem Solving Resources

A problem-solving approach to mathematics helps students to see the value of maths in the real world, instead of perceiving it as an abstract concept. Developing their problem-solving skills will enable students to apply their knowledge in a useful way that provides a sense of achievement, consolidating their understanding of maths topics. Here are five of our favourite problem-solving resources available at Teacher Superstore.

1. Check the Clues

Dr Paul Swan and David Dunstan’s Check the Clues books have been designed to improve students' comprehension of mathematics word problems, and to build mathematical understanding through problem solving and reasoning. Teachers are provided with the Australian Curriculum links, language (vocabulary), notes, answers and references.

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2. Maths Problem Solving

Get kids engaged in maths by solving real-life problems. Each fully illustrated title is centred around a theme, with maths topics carefully explained before children are given problems to solve around different scenarios.

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3. Solving Maths Problems

The Solving Maths Problems books contain open-ended maths problems which revolve around stories and situations that students are likely to find themselves in – so the problems are placed in real life everyday contexts. This series is Australian Curriculum-linked, with support and extension questions provided for students of different abilities.

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4. Problem Solved

Problem Solved is an engaging series that gives students the chance to apply their numeracy skills in order to solve problems. This innovative multi-levelled series supports the Australian Curriculum, and the problem-solving process will vary from student to student and from problem to problem.

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5. Primary Problem Solving in Mathematics

The Problem Solving in Mathematics blackline masters aim to develop problem-solving and mathematical thinking in primary students. The series includes activities involving spatial visualisation and logical reasoning, establishing criteria, interpreting, analysing, organising and using information, strategic thinking, using patterns, identifying and using number understandings and reasonings and proportional reasoning.

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