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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Dr David Bolden

Barmby, P., Bolden, D.S. & Thompson, L. (2014). Understanding and Enriching Problem-Solving in Primary Mathematics Classrooms. Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This up to date book is essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach primary mathematics. Problem solving is a key aspect of teaching and learning mathematics, but also an area where teachers and pupils often struggle. Set within the context of the new primary curriculum and drawing on research and practice, the book identifies the key knowledge and skills required in teaching and learning problem solving in mathematics, and examines how these and can be applied in the classroom. It explores the issues in depth while remaining straightforward and relevant, emphasises the enrichment of maths through problem-solving, and provides opportunities for teachers to reflect on and further develop their classroom practice.