The activities in these books are designed to present real life situations in which everyday problem solving and comprehension are required. The activities are based around a set of recurring characters that find themselves exposed to a range of real life problems that need to be solved; the sort of problems that students may one day encounter. Most pages include a challenge activity, usually an extension of the main problem, which will further consolidate comprehension skills. Included throughout the books are brainteaser pages that focus on a particular problem solving strategy, highlighted at the foot of the page. These brainteasers can be photocopied and individually glued onto card to create a set.