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.

Part A

Part A

This short section of three chapters explores issues such as:

  • thoughts on creativity
  • the education of gifted students
  • is teaching an art or a science?
  • relationships, trust and risk
  • assessment.

Ideas will be introduced that are relevant in connection with the notion of creativity but there is no attempt to cover topics in depth. If you wish to investigate further, references are provided.

‘Gifted’, ‘more able’ and ‘able’ have been used as interchangeable terms. Although I appreciate that within any school the distinctions may be relevant, my purpose is to offer suggestions to use with those students you wish to extend mathematically whatever label is attached.

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