The documents on this page contain everything you need to include problem-solving activities in your planning, as they link up the National Curriculum statements with some of our favourite activities.
The features on this page are linked to the three aims of the National Curriculum - number fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
On this page, you will find features linked to different aspects of the 2014 National Curriculum, including new curriculum content.
These features focus on how concrete objects can be used as manipulatives in the classroom, and how this can form the basis for problem-solving activities.
The features listed here come with ideas for embedding the activities into your classroom practice.
These activities are all based around developing problem-solving skills at KS1 and KS2.
This collection of resources will support understanding of number.
This collection of tasks focus on the concepts of shape, position and movement.
These resources are based around measuring in a variety of different ways.
This collection of activities covers the areas of probability and collecting and analysing data.
These problems will exploit primary learners' natural curiosity and provoke them to ask good mathematical questions.
These problems require careful consideration. Allow your learners time to become absorbed in them. They are designed to help primary children develop the habit of being thoughtful.
These problems are ideal for primary school children to work on with others. Encourage your learners to share ideas, and recognise that two heads can be better than one.
These problems require determination for primary school children. Encourage your learners to persevere - there's often a great sense of achievement when we've had to struggle.