Solving word problems – from which it is necessary to infer details and extract facts rather than simply follow through the computation provided – can be a challenge for many students. With the No Nonsense Maths Problems series you can help them to meet this challenge through activities designed to help older students develop the reading, comprehension and maths skills they need. The word problems (or “story problems”) it contains guide students to apply the mathematical knowledge and strategies they have acquired in class to solve everyday problems. As well as sharpening their basic maths skills, the activities heighten students’ awareness of how we regularly encounter and solve such problems in the real world and increase their confidence with using basic maths in this process. Other vital skills that you can build through this series include higher-order thinking, critical problem-solving, and reasoning skills.
Ages: 0-18 years