Goal Free Problems

Welcome to Goal Free Problems, a place to find and share goal free problems for use with pupils in class and revision

Welcome to Goal Free Problems!

Welcome to Goal Free Problems! This site has been set up to allow teachers to access and share goal free problems created by myself and others. Goal free problems have been proven to support pupils in improving their knowledge and understanding by removing the cognitive load of the goal and therefore not prompting means-end analysis of a problem. I have started the site off with 100 Foundation tier problems and 100 Higher tier problems and I hope people will add more as they become interested (see the "Submit a Goal Free Problem" link at the top of the page)

Ratio and Proportion

Here you will find resources generally designed to improve pupils' knowledge and understanding of Ratio and Proportion

Foundation Ratio and Proportion Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Foundation tier papers.

Higher Ratio and Proportion Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Higher tier papers.

Data Handling and Probability

Here you will find resources generally designed to improve pupils' knowledge and understanding of Data Handling and Probability.

Foundation Data Handling and Probability Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Foundation tier papers.

Higher Data Handling and Probability Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Higher tier papers.

Geometry and Measures

Here you will find resources generally designed to improve pupils' knowledge and understanding of Geometry and Measures

Foundation Geometry and Measures Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Foundation tier papers.

Higher Geometry and Measures Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Higher tier papers.

Goal Free Cylinder Problem - Provided by Matthew Fox at Colmers School, this problem asks for any information possible from a cylinder with given height and radius.

Goal Free two triangles problem - Provided by Jamie Whatley (@MrWMaths on twitter), adapted from an exam wizard exam question about two triangles joined along a length. Nice for Pythagoras, Trig, Area, Perimeter and more.

Angles Goal Free problems - A new set of 27 Goal free angle problems, using all main angle properties. The last two also involve algebra.

Number

Here you will find resources generally designed to improve pupils' knowledge and understanding of number.

Foundation Number Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Foundation tier papers.

Higher Number Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Higher tier papers. 

Algebra

Here you will find resources generally designed to improve pupils' understanding of algebra:

Foundation Algebra Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Foundation tier papers.

Higher Algebra Goal Free - A selection of 20 adapted GCSE exam questions from Higher tier papers.

Mixed Topic

Here you will find resources that are a mix of topics that can support all areas of pupils knowledge and understanding.

AQA Practice set 4 Foundation Goal Free problems - The AQA practice set 4 Foundation papers for the 9-1 GCSE adapted by @MrODonovan

Edexcel Specimen Papers 1 Goal Free - The complete set of the Edexcel Specimen paper set 1 adapted to be goal free (as best as is possible!)

Mixed Foundation Problems - A set of 33 Foundation problems adapted to be goal free. Thanks to Mark Greenaway (@suffolkmaths)

Mixed Higher Problems - A set of 43 Higher problems adapted to be goal free. Thanks to Mark Greenaway (@suffolkmaths)

Mixed Exam style questions - A set of 65 questions, some targeted specifically at Higher topics. The space for pupils to create questions and answers has the choice of being structured (space for 4 questions and answers) or unstructured (completely open space). Thanks to Miss A Banks (@MissBanksMaths)

EMaths Adapted KS2 Reasoning Paper 1 - A Key Stage 2 reasoning paper adapted to be goal free. With thanks to Mark McCourt (@Emaths) for allowing me to use his papers.

KS2 Adapted problems - A selection of 20 Key Stage 2 problems created by Keegan Toshack @Keobrien100

KS1 Adapted problems - A selection of Key Stage 1 problems created by Keegan Toshack @Keobrien100