problem solving

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Pedagogy Postcard #18: Problem Solving: Playing Detective

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. Exploring; Finding out It’s a common decision teachers have to make as to whether there is a value in setting … Continue reading

Empowering students to own their learning solves maths problems

Empowerment isn’t just a buzz-word.  It makes a difference to learning.  Take a look at this problem:  The question is this: what fraction of the shape is shaded? The level of maths required is well within KS3.  Area of a square?  Simple.  Area of a circle?  Harder, but straight forward.    But, ask students to do … Continue reading


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