Teachers TV: Problem-solving and Other Topics

Can you break the cat burglar's code? Which puppy weighs the most? Who's scored the highest in the dance competition. This ‘Lesson Starters’ episode for KS2 maths presents eight dramatised maths problems for use on the interactive whiteboard. Each problem contextualises a different primary maths topic.

Topics include decimals, ratio and proportion, percentages and area.

Following each drama sequence, a problem screen highlights the maths involved. The most suitable year-group, in terms of difficulty, is suggested at the beginning of each problem.


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