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Teaches via problem solving

PR1ME Mathematics teaches via problem solving through the systematic development of problem sets; and by focusing on both aspects of problem solving - the method and the process.

Focus on the Problem Solving Process

PR1ME Mathematics explicitly teaches an efficient 4-step UPAC problem solving process. This process builds good habits for approaching mathematical problems of all levels of difficulty.

Focus on the Problem Solving Method

PR1ME Mathematics explicitly teaches different problem solving strategies and how to select, express, categorize and compare these strategies.

Problem Solving Strategies

Varied Problem Sets

Students progress through different types of problem sets including word problems, non-routine problems, problem posing tasks and mathematical modeling.

Word Problems

  • Enable students to apply knowledge learned and make mathematics relevant to daily life.
  • Assess students’ ability to apply knowledge learned.

Non-routine Problems

  • Provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge to unusual or complex problem situations.
  • Develop higher order thinking skills.

Problem Posing Tasks

  • Provide students with opportunities to pose problems and deepen conceptual understanding.
  • Develop positive attitudes and perseverance.

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