The 80 pages in full colour Check the Clues E book by Dr Paul Swan and David Dunstan offer schools a whole school approach to word problem solving using a co-operative group approach. The book has been designed to improve the students’ comprehension of mathematics word problems, and to build mathematical understanding through problem solving and reasoning. Activities are free to be photocopied for your class.
The Check the Clues series uses Polya’s four step problem solving approach: understand the problem, devise a plan, carry out the plan and look back.
Teachers are provided with the Australian Curriculum links, language (vocabulary), notes, answers and references.