







This note describes a situation which is familiar to students and constructs a mathematical model. A feature of this activity is that the problem described does not have a unique solution. Finding different solutions requires that the students have a good understanding of the problem, and different methods of solution provide an ideal opportunity for classroom discussion.

AUTHOR(S): Denis and Diane Hanson




In this note we consider a problem involving the ratio of two unknowns and contrast an algebraic solution with a graphic approach.

AUTHOR(S): Diane Hanson




This is an article in the eighth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. This article is contains the names of the winners and their solutions to the problems in a middle level problem solving contest.

AUTHOR(S): Lacey Walker, Rory Statham, D'laney Bruneau, Ryan Flegg and Blair Jasper




This is a list of resources that the authors have found usefull in teaching problem solving.

AUTHOR(S): Vi Maeers and David Bale




In the Spring of 1997 some students in grade 8 at Truro Junior High School in Truro, Nova Scotia solved the problems in the resource Experiment in Teaching and Learning Problem Solving and sent us their solutions. We suggested that they make up some problems of their own to put on the Math Central site and these are the problems that they sent us.

AUTHOR(S): Andrew Muir, Michael MacMullin, Adam Hinton, Rose, Renee, CatherineAnne...




These problems were created by students at Truro Junior High School in Truro, Nova Scotia. Their teacher, Mr. Paul Dennis (pdennis@tjhs.ednet.ns.ca) had them solve the problems in the resource Middle Years Problems  1999 and send us their solutions. We suggested that they make up some problems of their own to put on the Math Central site and these are the problems that they sent us.

AUTHOR(S): Tristan de Boer, Brandon Burton, Sandy Fitzgerald, Terra Huntley, Heathe...




In this grades 7 to 9 activity students make measurements of their school and then construct a scale drawing.

AUTHOR(S): Lesley Boulanger




Some ideas to begin a problemsolving centred mathematics program.

AUTHOR(S): Vi Maeers and David Bale




This note is in the twelth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. It announces some short courses to be offered in Saskatoon in the Summer of 2000.

AUTHOR(S): Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society




On décrit, au moyen d'exemples tirés du programme d'études, les étapes de la résolution de problèmes.

AUTHOR(S): Jack Hope pour le ministère de l'Éducation de la Saskatchewan




Dans l'exemple cidessous, nous partons d'une situation familière è l'élève pour arriver au modèle mathématique. Un des avantages de cette activité est qu'il n'y a pas de solution unique. Trouver diverses

AUTHOR(S): Denis and Diane Hanson
