My Problem-Solving Journal | Maths Skills Programme | 1st Class to 6th Class | Overview | Folens

My Problem-Solving Journal for rich mathematical tasks

  • Inspire a love of maths with real-life scenarios and problems that are relevant to children
  • Deepen conceptual understanding and explore the big ideas of mathematics
  • Challenge all children at their level with low threshold high ceiling tasks
  • A bank of age and stage appropriate problems at your fingertips
  • Matched to the key topics in core maths programmes, including Planet Maths and Busy at Maths
  • Teaching notes offer a comprehensive guide on how to approach each problem

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Maths Week Challenge

My Problem-Solving Journal | Maths Week Challenge | 2022 | Folens

Maths Week Challenge

To celebrate Maths Week this year (15-23 October), we will be sharing maths problems for children in 1st-6th Class to solve. Each problem comes with accompanying teaching notes. Challenge your class this Maths Week with these fun and engaging problems and help your pupils develop their problem-solving skills.

We are offering a prize of a €100 One4All gift voucher for teachers who take our Maths Week Challenge, to enter our prize draw all you have to do is follow Folens on Instagram and tag a teacher friend/colleague underneath the Maths Week Challenge post on Instagram. 

Maths Week Challenge: 1st and 2nd Class

Maths Week Challenge: 3rd and 4th Class

Maths Week Challenge: 5th and 6th Class

*Winner of our Maths Week prize draw will be announced Wednesday 26th October via Instagram Story on Folens page and on this page.

My Problem-Solving Journal | One problem per week | Double page spread | 1st Class to 6th Class | Folens

Explore one problem in depth each week

  • Strand and Strand Unit labels make it easy to map problems to the content you are covering in class.
  • Maths Talk boxes encourage meaningful maths discussion.
  • Top Tips provide helpful hints and prompts.
  • Extension activities offer further opportunities to explore each topic.
  • Dedicated workspaces scaffold children and create a record of learning.



Teaching Notes

My Problem-Solving Journal | Teaching notes | Online lesson plans | 1st Class to 6th Class | Overview | Folens

Teaching notes

Online teaching notes accompanying each problem:

  • Provide an overview of the task
  • List the specific skills addressed
  • Guide teachers with specific teaching points
  • Include anticipated student responses and possible solutions

See sample Teaching Notes

My Problem-Solving Journal Webinar with Patrick Neary

Join teacher and author, Patrick Neary, to see how My Problem-Solving Journal makes it easier than ever to teach mathematics using a problem-solving approach. Begin to explore the Draft Primary Mathematics Curriculum and the role problem-solving will play in it.

Webinar takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 5th October.

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Author Team

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Author team

Patrick Neary is the author of 5th & 6th Class, and Series Editor of the programme. He has nine years’ experience teaching maths to senior primary classes. He holds a M.Ed., specialising in Mathematics Education, from DCU, where he has also lectured part-time. Patrick has worked closely with Maths4All to promote best practice in Maths Education.

Grace Lynch is the author of 3rd & 4th Class. She has eight years’ experience teaching maths across all primary levels. She holds a M.Ed., specialising in Mathematics Education, from DCU, and has supervised undergraduate dissertations for students specialising in Mathematics Education in Marino Institute.

Elaine Dillion is the author of 1st & 2nd Class. She has 13 years’ experience teaching maths to junior primary classes. She holds a M.Ed. from Maynooth University, where her thesis focused on exploring an effective use of play in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Elaine is an active participant and contributor to Maths4All.

Special Offer

My Problem-Solving Journal | 50% off Special Offer | 2022 | Folens

School Special Offer

50% discount when you purchase a class set. 

Price per book:

  • RRP: €8.50
  • Discounted price: €4.25

To avail of this offer, please order directly through your Folens Rep

Closing date: 31 October 2022

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