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.

Perceptions of Creativity

Perceptions of creativity

This chapter will include an introduction to:

  • Definitions of creativity
  • Thoughts on promoting creativity.

My practice is the outcome of my thought and my improved practice is an outcome of my improved understanding. (McNiff, 1993:17)

The starting point in extending the creative dimension of classroom practice for some practitioners is to achieve a deeper understanding of what is meant by creativity. Other readers however, just as those who assemble a flat-pack item by trying it first without referring to the instruction leaflet, would prefer to move initially into Part B and return to this section later to check the details having had some practical experience of developing creativity in the classroom.

There is no one universally agreed definition of creativity but, by considering ...

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