http://www.everyschool.co.uk/maths-key- ... lving.html
you could also try nrich.org
Practical (real) examples are good too. Adapting recipes, measuring and calculating , working out prices in shops, is it better to buy the large size or 2 small ones, is a special offer really such a bargain?
If something is quoted as 20% off how much is that?
ditto + VAT..how much will the total price be. I use Argos Catalogues and flyers from places like Comet.
The small bathroom and kitchen planners in the back of DIY brochures are really good for scale problems.
I sometimes use timetables for local attractions, there is a lot of maths lurking in there..How long will total journey take, is it cheaper to buy individual tickets or a family ticket? What is the last train I can take to be sure of getting home at a certain time?
You can do a lot of data handling with a tubes of smarties, boxes of Roses chocolates, sort in colours, count with a tally chart, represent as a bar graph, work out mean, mode, and range. Weigh different tubes , do they always weigh same, work out mean weights, range etc. You can then eat the data sample too.
Problem solving ( aka word problems) seem to be a sticking point for a lot of children , make it fun