**Problem Solving**

**Problem Solving** is an intellectual and creative process where students engage with challenging authentic and non-routine tasks where the path to a solution is not obvious.

Students plan, investigate and revise as they select and apply the mathematics they know. Students formulate, use and test known strategies and break down problems into a series of simpler steps as they persevere to seek solutions.

Problem Solving is the primary focus of numeracy and is a means through which students can make connections to their experiences in and out of the classroom

**Doing math without being told to do math**

**Non-Routine**

**Formulating conjectures**

**Test out own ideas**

**Formulating own questions & pursuing them**

**Minimal scaffolding**

**Contextual, Interesting, Authentic or Real-life**

**Generating own new ideas**

**Discovering patterns**

**Becoming own teachers**

**Selecting own strategies**

**Discovery**

Professional Resources

#### Nrich on Problem Solving

Resources to help you develop a problem-solving approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

**Real Problems explained by Dan Myer**

**5 Principles of ExtraordinaryÂ Math Teaching**

Classroom Resources

#### Youcubed Tasks

Engaging low floor and high ceiling tasks and problems

#### Tap into Teen Minds

3 Act Math Tasks by Canadian Kyle Pearce

#### Open Middle

Challenging problems and tasks worth solving

#### Yummy Math

Engaging problems with real world contexts

#### Nrich Math

The home of rich mathematics

#### Robert Kaplinsky

Real world engaging problems for all students

#### Dan Meyer 3 Act Math

3 Act Real World Math Problems

#### Nrich Math

The home of rich mathematics