The six books in the 'Maths Problem Solving' series have been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. They cover the 'solving problems' objectives from the numeracy framework. There is one book for each year group. The Year 1 book ...
contains clear photocopiable resources organized into four chapters; Making decisions, Reasoning about numbers or shapes, Problems involving 'real life', money or measures, and Organizing and using data. Each chapter contains six lessons, one to be used each half term. The length of the problems are varied in each book with short, medium and more extended problems for the children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time but have to understand the problem. The problems are varied in their complexity. Some are one-step problems, other two-step and the vocabulary differs in each problem. The problems are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant. They will be motivated to find the answer.