Teaching Mathematics Creatively
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.
What's new for the second edition?
- even more practical activities included
- at-a-glance guide to practical activities to be found in each chapter
- illustrations highlighting aspects of some activities
- increased focus on the importance of promoting estimation in order to promote confident mathematicking
- at-a-glance guide to opportunities and rationale for promoting estimation in each chapter