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.

Introduction

Introduction

This is a book written for busy teachers who want to make mathematics more exciting and more demanding for the able students they teach. The photocopiable activities are suitable for use inside the classroom on a regular or occasional basis and the materials also provide useful enrichment tasks for after-school clubs or master classes.

Creativity is making a comeback on the educational stage, and for those who wish to know more, the opening chapters give an introduction to the topic and offer ideas on the education of the more able.

The target-driven culture within which you, as a teacher, are obliged to operate is not going to go away, but at least there is a growing awareness among those in power that creativity raises self-esteem, prepares ...

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