How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics

Author: Steve Humble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317550714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever taken your children on a maths walk? Are your pupils shape detectives? How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics is a pocket guide to inspire primary teachers to become confident, effective, imaginative teachers who enjoy teaching, and whose pupils enjoy learning. It is packed with exciting, creative, unexpected ideas, to help teachers and pupils open their eyes to the mathematical world around them. It gives teachers the tools to develop their own classroom activities and experiences, supporting learners as they move fluently between mathematical ideas and develop their ownership of mathematics: Take your pupils on a maths walk, meet dinosaurs, visit art galleries, learn your destiny number, create your first human graph in the playground and learn how to be an algebra magician. Written by Steve Humble, expert teacher, teacher trainer and, as Dr Maths, advocate for the power and potential of mathematics, this friendly, stimulating guide offers a fresh, practical approach to teaching mathematics, based on the best research and practice, and years of experience in the field. Focussing on five key mathematical topics - number, geometry, measurement, statistics and algebra – it is structured in the form of a journey, introducing historical facts, ideas for innovative and inventive classroom activities and explorations of the key misconceptions for each topic. How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics will challenge you to think about your own beliefs and how they influence your practice, and help you understand how best to transform your teaching to stimulate children’s emotions to improve knowledge, learning and enjoyment of the beauty of maths.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Stage 2 Learner s Book

Author: Cherri Moseley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107615828
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for use with the Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework, and endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Cambridge Primary Mathematics series is informed by the most up-to-date teaching philosophies from around the world. It aims to support teachers to help all learners become confident and successful mathematicians through a fun and engaging scheme. Through an investigatory approach children learn the skills of problem solving in the context of other mathematical strands in the course. The course will encourage learners to be independent thinkers with the confidence to tackle a wide range of problems who understand the value and relevance of their mathematics. Classroom discussion is encouraged to help learners become good mathematical communicators, to justify answers and to make connections between ideas. This series is part of Cambridge Maths (www.cie.org.uk/cambridgeprimarymaths), a project between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations and is appropriate for learners sitting the Primary Checkpoint test.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Stage 3 Learner s Book

Author: Cherri Moseley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107667674
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for use with the Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework, and endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Cambridge Primary Mathematics series is informed by the most up-to-date teaching philosophies from around the world. It aims to support teachers to help all learners become confident and successful mathematicians through a fun and engaging scheme. Through an investigatory approach children learn the skills of problem solving in the context of other mathematical strands in the course. The course will encourage learners to be independent thinkers with the confidence to tackle a wide range of problems who understand the value and relevance of their mathematics. Classroom discussion is encouraged to help learners become good mathematical communicators, to justify answers and to make connections between ideas. This series is part of Cambridge Maths (www.cie.org.uk/cambridgeprimarymaths), a project between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations and is appropriate for learners sitting the Primary Checkpoint test.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Stage 6 Learner s Book

Author: Emma Low
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107618592
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for use with the Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework, and endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Cambridge Primary Mathematics series is informed by the most up-to-date teaching philosophies from around the world. It aims to support teachers to help all learners become confident and successful mathematicians through a fun and engaging scheme. Through an investigatory approach children learn the skills of problem solving in the context of other mathematical strands in the course. The course will encourage learners to be independent thinkers with the confidence to tackle a wide range of problems who understand the value and relevance of their mathematics. Classroom discussion is encouraged to help learners become good mathematical communicators, to justify answers and to make connections between ideas. This series is part of Cambridge Maths (www.cie.org.uk/cambridgeprimarymaths), a project between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations and is appropriate for learners sitting the Primary Checkpoint test.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Teaching Mathematics Creatively

Author: Linda Pound
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Mathematical Mindsets

Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118418271
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

Author: Des Hewitt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917379
Format: PDF, ePub
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Innovation in the classroom is about empowering teachers to develop intelligent, creative and effective teaching methods that will challenge and engage learners. Drawing on contemporary research and case studies from the UK and internationally, this book examines the theory behind innovative teaching and learning and its practical application in primary schools. Reflection points throughout the chapters encourage self-evaluation and development, giving students greater confidence to plan and deliver their own innovative teaching. Topics covered include: Creative approaches to learning in primary and early years education Using different settings and technologies to develop thinking skills Promoting positive classroom behaviour and inclusion Innovation in planning and assessment

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Author: Liping Ma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135149496
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.