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Blake Maths Guides

Blake’s Guide to Maths Problem Solving

This guide is a vital tool for all middle and upper primary students who want to be successful maths problem solvers. The book is divided into three sections.

  • Why Solve Problems? Explains which personal skills help you solve problems and what a problem solving cycle looks like.
  • Common Problem Solving Strategies The 8 suggested strategies are: Visualise it, Make a table or graph, Guess and check, Break it into smaller parts, Work backwards, Look for a pattern, Eliminate possibilities.
  • Types of Problems More than 140 sample problems include 1-step, 2-step, more than 2-step, multiple choice and open-ended problems.

The book includes detailed, suggested strategies, as well as TRY THIS and CHALLENGE activities to test your understanding. Answers are at the back of the book. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents working with Stage 2 or 3 students. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and graphics. The book includes curriculum correlation charts. The book also showcases 7 outstanding male and female problem-solvers from across the world.

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Blake’s Upper Primary Maths Guide

A must for everyone working with 9 – 12 year old students. If you are looking for an advanced dictionary or reference book to explain just about everything in the Stage 3 Maths Curriculum to your Stage 3 students then this is the book for you. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and follow-up activities where students can check their understanding. The book includes curriculum correlation charts and an extensive glossary and index. The Guide is divided into  Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

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Blake’s Middle Primary Maths Guide

A must for everyone working with 7 – 10 year old students. If you are looking for an advanced dictionary or reference book to explain just about everything in the Stage 2 Maths Curriculum to your Stage 2 students then this is the book for you. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and follow-up activities where students can check their understanding. The book includes curriculum correlation charts and an extensive glossary and index. The Guide is divided into  Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

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Blake’s Lower Primary Maths Guide

A must for everyone working with 5 – 7 year old students. If you are looking for an advanced dictionary or reference book to explain just about everything in the Stage 1 Maths Curriculum to your Stage 1 students then this is the book for you. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and follow-up activities where students can check their understanding. The book includes curriculum correlation charts and an extensive glossary and index. The Guide is divided into Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

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