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Open-ended Problem Solving: Bk 1 Lower Primary

Meaningful activities to develop students' skills and strategies

Open-ended Problem Solving for Lower Primary offers a bank of meaningful and challenging activities for the classroom. For the teacher, they offer a relevant, easy-to-use resource while for students they are designed to be an enjoyable way to consolidate and progress their problem-solving skills. Fitting readily with the curriculum, the activities provide open-ended, challenging questions that get students thinking mathematically on a regular basis. In using more than one strategy to answer a specific question, young mathematicians also learn that problems can be solved in more than one way and can have multiple solutions.

Ages: 7-8 | Pages: 60 | Code: 51130 | ISBN: 9781776556557

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Harry O'Brien

Harry O’Brien is an experienced primary-school teacher and an award-winning author. Through working in a wide range of schools with various socio-economic backgrounds, Harry has developed a finely tuned understanding of what students can achieve and draws on this knowledge in his writing. Over a period of 25 years he has written numerous bestselling primary textbook series, including the Maths Plus Series. Harry is the creator and major author of the highly successful Maths Box: Lime, Orange and Aqua and the Reading Box: Yellow, Blue, Red and Green. In addition to his busy publishing and writing workload, Harry oversees the day-to-day running of Teachers 4 Teachers Publications Pty Ltd.

Contents

Introduction4
Like areas5
Making 86
Odd and even numbers 17
Odd and even numbers 28
Pocket money9
Making 1410
4 squares11
8 squares12
Equal shares 113
Equal shares 214
How many cows?15
How many muffins?16
Party dates17
The piggy bank18
Lollies and cherries19
Soccer uniforms20
Input-output machines 121
Input-output machines 222
Quarters23
How to spend $2024
Buying an ice cream25
Hundreds charting 126
Hundreds charting 227
Parking station28
Addition grids29
Juggling balls30
Hexagons31
Making 2032
Making numbers33
Making patterns34
What is the price?35
Breaking up numbers36
The answer is 1337
Secret numbers38
2, 4, 6 challenge39
Missing keys40
How old is Fen's mum?41
Largest and smallest42
Perry's Pizzas43
Target practice44
Crazy number sentences45
At the carnival46
Making number sentences47
Line segmenting48
Filling the fish tank49
Balance50
Counters51
Answers52