Open-ended Problem Solving: Book 3 Upper Primary Cover

Open-ended Problem Solving: Book 3 Upper Primary

Meaningful activities to develop students' skills and strategies

Book 3 Open-ended Problem Solving for the upper primary school level, offers a bank of meaningful 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. The open-ended, challenging questions that get students thinking mathematically on a regular basis. In using more than one strategy to answer a specific question, students also learn that problems can be solved in more than one way and can have multiple solutions.

Ages: 11-12 | Pages: 60 | Code: 51132 | ISBN: 9781776556571

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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
Square and rectangular shaped numbers5
Making numbers 16
Making numbers 27
Carnival dates8
Soccer combinations9
Which new truck?10
Missing keys11
How many ways? 112
How many ways? 213
Memory function14
Hone’s bike lock15
Remainder 316
Remainder 417
Areas of courtyards18
Ava’s secret numbers19
How old is Leo?20
Getting to camp21
Pentacubes22
Basketball fractions23
William’s wages24
What perimeters?25
Costing a journey26
Order of operations 127
Order of operations 228
Volumes of buildings29
The jewellery store robbery30
The bank teller31
Soccer registrations32
Spend a million33
Water, water34
Getting to school35
Who went to Adventure Island?36
Roman numerals37
Packaging problems38
The shipping container39
A pallet of olive oil40
Lucy’s boutique41
Taxi, taxi, taxi42
Charter jet43
Quizmaster44
$28 change45
House and land46
Louis the brickie47
Surf shop roster48
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!49
Square, cube and rectangular shaped numbers50
Carnival time51
Grocery items52
The dentist53
Answers54