The national curriculum places increased emphasis on children's ability to 'reason mathematically' and 'problem-solve by applying their understanding'. More Problem Solving and Reasoning will help develop teachers' understanding of effective problem-solving strategies and introduce them into everyday maths lessons with a bank of open-ended problems.
The Teacher's Guide includes 17 problem-solving strategies, 18 open-ended problems with teacher guidance and PowerPoints of the problems that can be projected onto the whiteboard. Purchase includes permanent online access to the resources via My Rising Stars for all teachers in your school.
Paul Wrangles is a writer and illustrator who taught at primary level for nine years. He created and helps to run the http://www.sparkyteaching.com/ which was launched to help teachers create classrooms where ordinary things are thought about in less than ordinary ways. The goal is to ignite creative thought in teachers and pupils by providing teaching resources with a twist. Paul has written several published resources including '365 Things To Make You Go "Hmmm"' (written with his wife under the 'Sparky Teaching' name), 'We Have a Problem' (a set of maths books bringing word problems to life) and has collaborated on maths books used by schools internationally.