This article has lots of useful tips on becoming a skilful problem solver.
Resources for students preparing for advanced problem solving examinations.
Our first Advanced Problem Solving module provides a gentle introduction to being a problem-solver.
This module highlights the importance of integration.
This module offers advice and practice on how to sketch graphs.
This module looks at how to solve problems involving vectors.
This module helps you to understand how to approach advanced geometry questions.
This module explores what you need to know in order to tackle advanced Mechanics questions.
This module looks at Statistics questions and what you need to know in order to solve them successfully.
In this module, we explore how to tackle advanced Probability questions.
This module offers advice and practice on dealing with questions involving Differential Equations.
This module covers some techniques for dealing with complex numbers.
This module offers some tricks and tips for dealing with questions involving equations and inequalities.
The second Advanced Problem Solving module introduces you to mathematical notation and logical thinking.
This module looks at some of the things you need to understand about polar coordinates.
This module offers advice on getting your head round "unusual" questions.
This module looks at hyperbolic functions.
This module looks at some of the key concepts involving series and sums.
This module offers last-minute hints, advice and practice for preparing for advanced problem solving examinations.
This Advanced Problem Solving module introduces some important aspects of mathematical proof.
Our fourth module aims to give you a clearer understanding of the concepts underpinning calculus.
Our fifth module explains some key calculus skills.
In our sixth Advanced Problem Solving module, clever substitutions are the key to solving problems.
This module contains advice and resources to help you prepare for university interviews.
This module will help you to improve your trigonometry skills and understanding.
In this module, you will learn about proof by induction and apply it to STEP questions.
The content of this article is largely drawn from an Australian publication by Peter Gould that has been a source of many successful mathematics lessons for both children and student-teachers. It. . . .
These tasks about Problem Solving might be useful if you are teaching Core Maths.
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. . . .
Bernard Bagnall looks at what 'problem solving' might really mean in the context of primary classrooms.
These tasks offer geometrical contexts in which to explore the three aims of the primary National Curriculum for mathematics.
The tasks in this group reflect a progression of ideas associated with fractions but crucially also offer opportunities for learners to develop their problem-solving and reasoning skills.
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We have been exploring what mastering mathematics in the context of problem solving means to us at NRICH.
This article describes how the NRICH Early Years resources aim to further develop young children's natural problem-solving abilities in the context of mathematics.
In this article for Early Years practitioners, Dr Sue Gifford outlines ways to develop children's problem-solving strategies and confidence in problem solving.
Jenny Piggott reflects on the event held to mark her retirement from the directorship of NRICH, but also on problem solving itself.
This feature details how NRICH can help you embed a problem-solving approach in your classroom.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
Some last minute hints and tips for problem solving.
Problem Solving Unpacked: Engage, Inspire and Motivate all students. Resources from the one day conference held at CMS in December 2014.
Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.
All types of mathematical problems serve a useful purpose in mathematics teaching, but different types of problem will achieve different learning objectives. In generalmore open-ended problems have. . . .
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Take a look at the steps involved in thinking through a problem.
Becoming a mathematical problem solver really is the point of doing mathematics, so this article offers ideas and strategies to ensure that every lesson can be a problem solving lesson.