This feature is somewhat larger than our usual features, but that is because it is packed with resources to help you develop a problem-solving approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Read Lynne's article which discusses the place of problem solving in the new curriculum and sets the scene. In the second article, Jennie offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your
classroom culture and in the third article, she suggests three ways in which we can support children in becoming competent problem solvers. The fourth article builds on the third by discussing what we mean by problem-solving skills and how NRICH can help children develop these skills. Scroll down to see groups of tasks from the site which will give learners experience of specific skills.
Becoming confident and competent as a problem solver is a complex process that requires a range of skills and experience. In this article, Jennie suggests that we can support this process in three principal ways.