Written for support staff, this book offers tested numeracy strategies for working with students and provides tools for expanding a staff member’s own subject knowledge.
This chapter will help you to:
- identify different types of question
- support children during problem-solving
- find opportunities for children to solve realistic problems
Problem-solving has been saved for the final chapter because it provides the context for the issues discussed in all of the previous chapters. Teaching mathematics through problem-solving and realistic contexts is vitally important in developing understanding of all aspects of mathematics and a problem-solving approach should be embedded in all lessons. Problem-solving comes under the heading of Using and Applying Mathematics in the National Curriculum. Although this had been a separate section in earlier versions, the National Curriculum (1999) integrated the programme of study for Using and Applying Mathematics into Number; Shape, Space and Measures; and Data Handling to emphasise its centrality to all aspects ...