With the introduction of the new GCSE there is an increased emphasis on problem solving. Looking at specimens and practise papers, as well as new textbooks there are plenty of problems where pupils have to choose an appropriate technique to solve the problem. The issue I have with teaching Mathematics with an increased amount of problem solving is how to get pupils to actually try to solve difficult problems and improve their skill set in this higher level skill. Generally most pupils can be taught a procedural skill, but for them to solve a problem which isn't explicitly asking for this skill is far more difficult. I am also referring more to a UKMT style of problem, and not simply those worded problems where it is more obvious which maths is required. (Such as written calculation worded problems). Are there any hints or tips that you can share? How is your school implementing the new GCSE with an increased emphasis on problem solving?