CIPM: Problem Solving and Reasoning

This series is fully aligned with the Cambridge International Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework and forms part of the Collins International Primary Maths series.

Each of the six books in this series contains three different types of problem-solving challenge:

1. Solving mathematical problems. This involves pupils solving problems ‘within’ mathematics itself, recognising patterns and relationships, making conjectures and generalisations, and explaining and justifying conclusions.

2. Reasoning mathematically. This involved pupils using logical thinking to solve problems, focusing on making conjectures and generalisations, and explaining and justifying conclusions using appropriate language.

3. Using & applying mathematics in real-world contexts. This involves pupils engaging in challenges that require them to use and apply their mathematical knowledge and skills in open-ended, real-world contexts.

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Collins International Primary Maths

Inspire primary learners worldwide with a problem-solving approach anchoring mathematics in a real-life international context.

Collins International Primary Maths offers full coverage of the Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework with a problem-solving and discovery approach to the learning of mathematics.

  • Deliver the requirements of the Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework with confidence.
  • Clearly structured progression through six levels.
  • Support every child with clearly defined skills and different levels of difficulty 
within each unit.

Teacher’s Guides containing lesson plans that follow a highly effective and proven lesson structure and a bank of practical hands-on learning activities.

Student’s Books to motivate and inspire your students.

Workbooks to enable students to practise and consolidate newly acquired knowledge, skills and understanding.

DVDs featuring interactive whiteboard mathematical tools, slides and images.

Online Resources containing all teaching resources included in the DVDs plus planning and teaching functionality.

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Busy Ant Maths: Problem Solving and Reasoning

Problem solving and reasoning have been key focuses within primary maths since the introduction of the 2014 curriculum, and the focus on ‘teaching for mastery’. It is essential that all pupils have access to problem solving and reasoning activities.

Each of the six books in this series contains three different types of problem-solving challenge:

1. Solving mathematical problems. This involves pupils solving problems ‘within’ mathematics itself, recognising patterns and relationships, making conjectures and generalisations, and explaining and justifying conclusions.

2. Reasoning mathematically. This involved pupils using logical thinking to solve problems, focusing on making conjectures and generalisations, and explaining and justifying conclusions using appropriate language.

3. Using & applying mathematics in real-world contexts. This involves pupils engaging in challenges that require them to use and apply their mathematical knowledge and skills in open-ended, real-world contexts.

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Busy Ant Maths

Busy Ant Maths is a flexible whole school mathematics course that provides complete coverage of the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics. It ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start.9fd6e750-9d84-44e1-9248-c0959b522e10 copy

Busy Ant Maths …

  • Inspires enjoyment of maths
  • Assists in developing children’s conceptual understanding of maths
  • Helps raise levels of attainment for every child
  • Provides a cohesive programme of study of the primary maths curriculum, while at the same time allowing for schools’ own curriculum design
  • Has assessment at the heart and start embedding best practice across the school
  • Promotes the most effective pedagogical methods in the teaching of mathematics
  • Offers manageable strategies for effective diagnostic and summative assessment, to inform planning and teaching
  • Strengthens the home/school link

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Collins Easy Learning Maths Puzzles

Children will have hours of fun solving these maths puzzles and brain teasing activities. Written to support the primary curriculum, each puzzle is designed to test their problem-solving skills and logical thinking.

This series of fun and motivating maths puzzles books:

  • Covers key areas of maths that children are required to learn at school.
  • Includes guidance for parents and answers.
  • Provides hours of holiday fun.

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Fluency in Number Facts

Fluency in Number Facts tackles the first aim of the 2014 curriculum to ‘become fluent in the fundamental of mathematics’ with exciting whole-class, paired and individual games and activities that develop children’s mental calculation skills.

51r84gSMp6L5136KcigJCLThese resources help to improve children’s conceptual understanding and their ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately.

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Target Maths Fluency Games

Consolidation across all areas of maths

A unique program offering pupils almost limitless 
maths practice from Year 1 through to Year 6. This highly 
flexible resource provides a diverse range of activities
 to consolidate children’s understanding of the entire 
mathematics curriculum and apply their mathematical skills.
 The fun games promote the use of mathematical language and foster good speaking and listening and teamwork skills. The kit is ready to go when you are, with no preparation required and easy-to-follow instructions making it ideal for use at any point during the day.

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