MEI Problem Solving Guide

Really useful 33 page guide in 7 sections offers A level, GCSE Higher and Foundation problem solving techniques as well … Read More


Frogs – a pdf file that gives background, how to solve the frogs problem, how to link it to solving quadratics, … Read More

Bowland Case Study lessons

An ideal way to look at solving 26 ‘real’ type of problems after you have looked at simpler examples such … Read More

PISA: Equations and Inequalities

This report based on PISA 2012 results looks at how pupils might improve their ability to think quantitatively and solve real-life, … Read More

Bar method – updated May 2017

Examples of the bar method, mostly for secondary level here. Makes use of the excellent Thinking Blocks Modelling Tool. (I’m … Read More

Bowland Assessment Tasks

These 33 tasks are still as good today as when first brought out. An ideal way to look at solving … Read More

Mystic Rose

Classic problem from  way back – but not clear how long it’s been around (couldn’t find anything other than suggestion … Read More


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