Finding stimulating and challenging maths activities for able pupils in a mainstream classroom can be demanding for the busy teacher, especially if maths is not your specialism. Based on her experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher and LEA Consultant, Anne Price explains the issues and theories surrounding the education of able pupils and links these to practical, creative examples to be used in the classroom. Useful resources include: - Photocopiable materials, - Advice on different teaching styles, - Activities and tasks for individuals, groups or the whole class GATCOs, Numeracy Consultants, Learning Support Teachers and Student and class teachers looking for new and creative ways of teaching maths activities to able students will find this book invaluable.
This is the section of the book that provides activities which you may photocopy and use with students. Teaching notes provide guidance on:
- prior knowledge
- lesson objectives
- suggested outcome.
In most cases questions to start the students thinking about the mathematical issues raised are suggested, but this book is unlike a standard mathematical text, so nothing is set in stone. Within each task there is considerable flexibility.
This chapter has suggestions on the use of a range of teaching strategies you will find useful with all students but are much enjoyed by able mathematicians. These are:
- co-operative group work
- inductive teaching
- Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT)
- use of ICT.
The tasks are structured but with the opportunity for the most able to ...