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Maths Circus Act 4 is part of the Maths Circus Series of programs which provide practice and enhancement for a wide range of numeracy, maths and problem solving skills. The programs in the series are not intended to be sequential in any way and are not designed for increasing age ranges, nor do they become progressively more difficult.
There are two degrees of challenge (Basic and Advanced). The five Basic levels of each puzzle are designed for children in the first few years of schooling, but they can also serve as an introduction for older children. The five Advanced levels are designed for children in middle and upper primary, right through to adult. A wide ability range has been catered for and the top levels will provide a real challenge to children of any age.
Who should use Maths Circus?
The puzzles provide an enjoyable way for the teacher to approach that very tricky area of problem solving - how to tackle a new problem for which there is no obvious technique. Students have to use their initiative, and learn by experience. However, the problems are easy enough to ensure that success, and a consequent boost in confidence, is reasonably easy to achieve provided the right level of difficulty is chosen.
Teacher controls and special needs
Teachers can control which puzzles and levels are available, and can inspect and print progress reports. The software can also be driven by a touch screen, whiteboard or a single or double switch, instead of a mouse.
The package also includes a set of worksheets and a manual containing the solutions for each puzzle.
To help the clowns, you will need to analyse the situation and plan a strategy.
There is no penalty for trying something that doesn't work.
4 years to Adult
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