Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems DVD-ROMs INSET PowerPoint Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems DVD-ROMs • You can use this PowerPoint presentation to lead an INSET session • Please feel free to adapt the presentation to the needs of your team • Please refer to How to teach with Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems (linked from home page) for advice on teaching problemsolving techniques. Think of a word problem…. • Make the problem clear and unambiguous • State the units where appropriate • Explain the units that you would like the answer in e.g. – How many times/people/sweets etc. • The average word problem takes 3 minutes to think of, 30 minutes for a worksheet of 10 questions! What is Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems? • 4,000 ‘word problems’ covering Stages 1-6 • On DVD-ROM • Adapted for the CIE Primary Curriculum by Cherri Moseley • A quick and simple way to create worksheets for children and screens for whole-class teaching • Saves teachers time and brain power! Why use Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems? • More than 4000 word problems: Saves time inventing word problems • Develop tailored, differentiated activity sheets: Find word problems appropriate to the needs of pupils Why use Cambridge Primary Mathematics Word Problems? • Activity sheets can be generated quickly: For early finishers or to provide extra practice, • Teacher notes: Useful advice on teaching and learning problemsolving strategies. 6 Stages are available. When you have chosen a Stage, decide whether to create a new worksheet or open a saved one. Chooses the parameters for your question set Selects the questions you want to use. Icons indicate questions with charts, graphs or images The software automatically creates interactive whiteboard screens and printable resources. Text can be amended and you can annotate questions using the toolbar. Extensive Teacher’s Notes advise on teaching problem solving and supply classroom posters too.