Cambridge HOTmaths, Australia’s premier online maths resource, has been designed from the outset to help learners develop skills in problem solving, analysis, evaluation and higher order mathematical thinking. Here are some of the ways HOTmaths helps students develop as confident problem solvers.
For students in the first three years of school, the FUNdamentals page in HOTmaths offers a wealth of highly visual learning activities. Students solve problems by exploring, playing, and doing, with visual and spoken feedback provided along the way.
Teaching notes support this approach, suggesting creative ways to teach a variety of learning strategies, and providing flexible resources and interactives to help demonstrate them.
For students in Years 3-10, HOTmaths offers a range of resources that help students learn to think and work like mathematicians. For example, walkthroughs offer challenging multi-step problems, with hints and advice provided at each point as students work towards solving the problem.
Printable worksheets offer investigations, puzzles, and problems, and often require students to apply their mathematical skills to the real world scenarios or combine knowledge from several different areas to find the right answer. Worksheet solutions are always available and offer additional information, notes on language, and different strategic approaches.
HOTmaths also offers hundreds of individually written Challenge questions that require students to use problem-solving skills to analyse the question and find a solution.
The best way to see some of these challenging problems is to try out HOTmaths with your class and see how they do. You can project walkthroughs or questions onto a whiteboard, print out worksheets or Challenge questions for small group work, or even assign different tasks to different students, to cater for different learning needs and abilities.
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