Print materials

To get started, read the Module handbook.

Module handbook PDF* (Includes all guides and handouts)
Introductory session guide PDF DOC
Into the classroom: lesson plan PDF DOC
Follow-up session guide PDF DOC
Handout 1 Three structured problems PDF DOC
Handout 2 Three unstructured versions of the problems PDF DOC
Handout 3 Notes on the unstructured problems PDF DOC
Handout 4 Practical advice for teaching problem solving PDF DOC
Handout 5 Suggested further reading PDF DOC

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DOC files can be edited with Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and many other word processors - but we recommend that you use the PDF files for reliability unless you wish to customise the documents.

All Videos

Discussing Sweet Box
Discussing Table Tennis
Follow-up session
Helen's lesson
Into the classroom
Introductory session
Judith's lesson
Michelle's lesson

Large versions of the problems (for projection)

Organising a table tennis league PDF DOC
Designing a box for 18 sweets PDF DOC
Calculating Body Mass Index PDF DOC

Run the software

Body Mass Index Calculator

This requires Flash Player 7 (or later) which is available free from

Install the software on other computers

Each of the following contains all the computer-based problems for the five Professional Development modules.

Installer for Windows PCs (Installs everything to the 'Start' menu - no Flash Player needed)
Apple Mac version (OS X only, no Flash Player needed)
Run "offline" in a web browser (Any system with Flash Player 7 or later - copy the files to wherever you want them)


Please try out the software on the same computers which your students will be using well in advance of the lesson.