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Build mathematical skills and capture students’ attention with intriguing, brain-stretching maths problems. Both books comprise task cards and solution cards that help develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, which also have wide application in many areas of life. Task cards are ideal for independent tasks (eg, early finishers), teacher-guided activities for pupils with high ability and those who enjoy a challenge.
Lijun Guan hails from China where she excelled at school, adoring it so much that she chose a career in teaching so she could stay at school for life. Lijun retrained in New Zealand to become a fully registered primary school teacher. She gives sincere thanks to God for giving her knowledge of two languages and wisdom from understanding two cultures. This series is just one result of her desire to work as a bridge to introduce the best from each culture to the other.