1st Edition

Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving
Games and activities for ages 7–14

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ISBN 9781138783317
Published August 26, 2014 by Routledge
132 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

USD $34.95

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Book Description

Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students’ understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you.

Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance.

Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children ‘learn how to learn’.

Areas include:-

    • Building problem solving confidence
    • Thinking and problem solving in literacy
    • Thinking and Problem solving in science
    • Problem solving in philosophy
    • Emotional resourcefulness and life skills


Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3.

Table of Contents

1 Jumpstart the Problem Solving Attitude  2 Jumpstart Thinking and Problem Solving in Literacy  3 Jumpstart Thinking and Problem Solving in Science  4 Jumpstart Thinking and Problem Solving in Philosophy for Children (P4C)  5 Jumpstart Thinking and Problem Solving in Emotional Resourcefulness & Life Skills

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Steve Bowkett is a former teacher and the author of numerous books for teachers including the bestselling Jumpstart! Creativity. He also works as an educational consultant specialising in the areas of thinking skills and problem solving, creativity and literacy.

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