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Open-ended Problem Solving: Bk 2 Middle Primary

Meaningful activities to develop students' skills and strategies

Open-ended Problem Solving for Middle 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: 9-10 | Pages: 60 | Code: 51131 | ISBN: 9781776556564

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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
Finding all additions5
How to spend $1506
How many ways?7
Writing problems8
Millie's wages9
Making numbers10
Calculating distances11
Multiply then add12
Multiply then subtract13
Making money14
Tabloid sports15
School camp16
Big day out17
Missing keys18
Like areas19
How many combinations? 120
How many combinations? 221
Ice creams22
Crossing the harbour23
Designing boxes24
How many multiplications?25
Secret numbers26
Taxi, taxi27
Calculator steps 128
Calculator steps 229
Prime numbers30
Missing numbers31
At the railway station32
Addition patterns33
Subtraction patterns34
Pizza feast35
Unusual lengths36
Lucky numbers37
Soccer club picnic38
Making addition grids39
Lolly fractions40
Possible dates41
Archery scores42
Remainders43
The Giants44
Donald Bradman45
Subtraction combinations46
Astro Island47
Saving $258.7048
What are their ages? 149
What are their ages? 250
A new car51
A paper bag52
Follow the rules53
Answers54