Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within Mathematics, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class.
The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with Mathematics and develop their problem solving, collaboration and mathematical skills.
The series consists of:
- Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 1 Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle primary
- Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 2 Problem-based maths investigations for upper primary
- Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 3 Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle secondary
The website http://www.acer.edu.au/cam provides links to additional information and problem-based activities from around the web, along with student materials that can be copied or printed for class use.