Howick College
# Year 9 Problem Solving: Mathematics and Science (9PRS)

9PRS
**Course Description**

**Learning Areas:**

**Pathway**
**Contributions and Equipment/Stationery**

**Teacher in Charge: **
Mr N. Bent.

**Problem Solving is made up of the core curriculum areas of:**

- Mathematics
- Science

Students will be engaged in thinking creatively and critically to solve problems and model situations.

**Topics may include:**

- Sustainable housing
- Species conservation
- Argumentation and proof, and
- The scientific method

This course will explicitly develop the college Capabilities of:

**Critical Thinking**– apply critical and analytical thought processes to address a range of real-world applications of problem solving.

*Thinking critically *is fundamental to exploring and understanding science and solving problems. Using both mathematical and scientific methods students will explore and solve problems that will strengthen their ability to think and see problems critically.

**Self Management**– build resilience, leadership and initiative.

Developing students' *self management *through solving complex problems in science and mathematics builds resilience and initiative as students find different ways to understand problems and find solutions.

Year 10 Problem Solving: Mathematics and Science (10PRS)

$19.00 Education Perfect and materials.

Owing to teachers responding to individual students' needs, courses and NCEA standards taught in a subject maybe different to those displayed.