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The first dedicated, strategy-based maths problem-solving books in Ireland.

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Introducing a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problem-solving skills. Designed to be used handin-hand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problem-solving solution for your classroom!

FREE* digital teacher resources on www.gillexplore.ie, our smart, reliable and easy-touse resources platform, which includes: – FREE* teacher eBook – Answers to all problems – Downloadable problem-solving framework posters

Supports the recent PDST training programme on problem-solving Emphasises the importance of the process and strategies Focuses uniquely on problem-solving Facilitates collaborative learning through whole-class, pair and group work, supporting all learning styles

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Drawing on both national and international research, Super Sleuth provides pupils from 1st Class to 6th Class with strategies and guidelines to assist them with maths problem-solving.

WHAT MAKES SUPER SLEUTH STAND OUT FROM THE REST?

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• Entry points for all maths abilities, including challenges for higher achievers

• Consolidates the learning of problem-solving skills through worked examples and a step-by-step approach • Differentiation with bronze, silver and gold medal questions • Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problem-solving

• Supports all learning styles by the inclusion of various

roles in group work activities: Reader, Calculator, Checker, Reporter

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• Weekly arrangement of work (30 units) • Clear learning outcomes • Regular revision and strategy-based units • Self-assessment opportunities with each unit Teacher’s Digital Resources Teacher’s digital resources for the series are easily accessible on our digital resources platform www.gillexplore.ie:

• FREE teacher eBook • Full set of answers • Problem-solving framework posters • ‘Maths Trails’ questions for teachers to create personalised trails.

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• Problems, games, puzzles and maths investigations that

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• Builds confidence through better understanding of the processes

Structure:

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friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problem-solving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms

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What our teacher reviewers have said about SUPER SLEUTH

‘These books are unique in the market and badly needed. I have long thought that using strategies was the most effective way to teach maths skills.’ 2nd Class teacher, Sligo ‘Provides the children with opportunities to use their newly acquired skills in meaningful, real-life activities and assists them in working at higher levels of thinking.’ 6th Class teacher, Wexford

For more information on this title, contact your local sales representative. You will find their contact details on www.gilleducation.ie/primary. Say ‘hello’ on Twitter @GillEducation Gill 1_1 Super Sleuth.indd 2

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Super Sleuth Maths Problem-solving Series

The first dedicated strategy-based maths problem-solving series in Ireland.

Super Sleuth Maths Problem-solving Series

The first dedicated strategy-based maths problem-solving series in Ireland.