Mathematical Thinking will prepare pupils for the reasoning and problem solving challenges of the new GCSE.

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent ……
  • reason mathematically …….
  • can solve problems …….

GCSE: In the assessments there is a greater emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, with more marks now being allocated to these higher-order skills.

AO1: Use and apply standard techniques

AO2: Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically

AO3: Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts

Each video on this page is accompanied by a set of PowerPoint slides which are available below the videos. The slides and videos combined are designed to act as a catalyst for teachers to work together in identifying and thinking about an aspect of students’ mathematical understanding.

Thinking Mathematically

Mathematical Thinking

Teachers Thinking about Mathematical Thinking

Sources of Problems

SSDD Problems

Goal Free Problems

UKMT Questions

Dr Frost has made this brilliant database of UKMT questions.

Median - Don Steward

Open Middle

Maths Venns