TAKE THE PROBLEM OUT OF PROBLEMSOLVING!
Maths ProblemSolving Activities
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The first dedicated, strategybased maths problemsolving books in Ireland.
Super Sleuth package includes:
Maths ProblemSol ving Activities
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Introducing a unique maths series that gives pupils and teachers strategies to effectively develop problemsolving skills. Designed to be used handinhand with any core maths programme, it is the ideal problemsolving solution for your classroom!
FREE* digital teacher resources on www.gillexplore.ie, our smart, reliable and easytouse resources platform, which includes: – FREE* teacher eBook – Answers to all problems – Downloadable problemsolving framework posters
Supports the recent PDST training programme on problemsolving Emphasises the importance of the process and strategies Focuses uniquely on problemsolving Facilitates collaborative learning through wholeclass, 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 problemsolving.
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 problemsolving skills through worked examples and a stepbystep approach • Differentiation with bronze, silver and gold medal questions • Places an emphasis on developing mathematical language and a positive attitude towards problemsolving
• Supports all learning styles by the inclusion of various
roles in group work activities: Reader, Calculator, Checker, Reporter
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Marks: Today’s Ma rks:
• Weekly arrangement of work (30 units) • Clear learning outcomes • Regular revision and strategybased units • Selfassessment 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 • Problemsolving framework posters • ‘Maths Trails’ questions for teachers to create personalised trails.
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• Problems, games, puzzles and maths investigations that
pupils can relate to and will encounter in their everyday lives

• Builds confidence through better understanding of the processes
Structure:
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Week 10 2D Shapes
friendly framework developed uniquely for Super Sleuth to tackle the most common problemsolving difficulties experienced in Irish classrooms
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• Focuses on the ten main problemsolving strategies,
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Maths ProblemSolving Activities
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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, reallife activities and assists them in working at higher levels of thinking.’ 6th Class teacher, Wexford
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The first dedicated strategybased maths problemsolving series in Ireland.
Published on May 17, 2018
The first dedicated strategybased maths problemsolving series in Ireland.