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Breaking down problems

90 exercises for overcoming your fear of mathematics

Product: Book

Pages: 192 (in colour)

ISBN: 978-88-590-1079-1

Publication date: 01/11/2015

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)


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From the teacher Camillo Bortolato, an innovative book dedicated to problem solving.
The book contains 90 problems, designed as intuitive individual challenges that children can carry out in class or at home.
Due to the graphic solutions adopted, the problems do not involve any arithmetic and have a therapeutic value for all those children who mistakenly identify mathematics with the operations of the discipline.
Each problem comes with a midpoint tip and a solution.
Targeting primary school children and upwards, the exercises offered are turned into useful, entertaining games.

Breaking down problems is for all those children and adolescents who struggle with mathematics and for this reason feel discouraged and disappointed with themselves.
It offers an alternative method, capable of dissipating anxiety and fear and turning traditional scholastic problems into picture games, inspired by Sudoku and other brain teasers.
Those who solve them will no longer doubt their abilities.
It can be used by everyone, big and small, because intelligence has no age.
Camillo Bortolato




Breaking down problems


 

Sometimes children fail to solve mathematical problems not because they do not possess logical skills but because they get lost in the description of the problem. Teacher Camillo Bortolato, with his intuitive approach at the base of The Analogical Method, has created three mini block pads containing hundreds of problems turned into picture games, inspired by Sudoku and other brain teasers. Primary and lower secondary school children will be able to focus on the logical aspects of the problems, and, bypassing the confusing textual descriptions, anxiety will be dissipated.

 

 

Each problem is designed as an intuitive individual challenge, accompanied by graphic hooks and with a midpoint tip that leads children towards the solution. In class or at home, problems’ anxiety will be dissipated and children will no longer doubt their abilities!

 

Breaking down problems

90 exercises for overcoming your fear of mathematics

Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)

Due to the graphic solutions adopted, the problems do not involve any arithmetic and have a therapeutic value for all those children who mistakenly identify mathematics with the operations of the discipline. The problem-solving skills required are the same ones that children use in their daily lives, outside of school, and are related to their experiences. The graphic and illustrated representation of the problem is simple and facilitates resolution through intuition.

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Breaking down problems with a calculator

99 exercises for freeing children's intelligence

Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)

The use of a calculator is recommended in order to overcome difficulties in some of the calculations and to create a more rewarding atmosphere of collective study. The calculator allows children to tackle all primary school problems, even the ones with high numbers, right from the first two years of school.

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Breaking down problems with proportions

100 problems to calmly prepare for lower secondary school

The volume is an incursion into the secondary school curriculum for primary school pupils who want to discover it in advance. It is also useful for older children, as review and reinforcement material. The problems contained in this proposal stimulate to choose, at first intuitively, strategies and procedures to be used then consciously, restoring confidence and joy in facing mathematical challenges.

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Leaf through some pages of the volume which have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation of the product: