Maths Problem Solving, Year 5 is the fifth book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. It covers the 'solving problems' requirements from the Mathematics programmes of study for KS1 and KS2 in the National Curriculum.
The book contains photocopiable resources organized into three chapters:
- Making decisions
- Reasoning about numbers or shapes
- Problems involving real life, money or measures
Each chapter contains six lessons, one for each half term. There are three differentiated worksheets in each chapter, making it easy to use the book in a mixed-ability classroom.
The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.