Mathematics is often
thought of as a subject that can develop good
thinkers. However, this development needs to be planned for: it
does not happen by chance. Thinking skills underpin using and applying
mathematics and the broad elements of problem solving,
communication and reasoning.1
The UK National Curriculum defines five thinking skills.
Ten teaching strategies have been selected to address these thinking skills,
each strategy being suitable for developing one or more of the thinking skills.
The following links provide resources to support these strategies:
1 For more information see Leading in Learning - UK Department for Education and Skills