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.
Chapter 6: Getting More Confident
Getting More Confident
This chapter will provide tasks which may be used as the second stage in encouraging students to take more control over their learning and therefore the tasks are less structured than those in Chapter 5.
- One poem
- Oh Grandma!
- Shall we dance?
The activities in the previous chapter provide a degree of choice but the tasks are structured in a way which determines directions most likely to be followed by the students. In this chapter the level of control is lessened but questions are still put to the student so as to direct the learning: in Chapter 7 the choice of direction rests solely with the learner.
By undertaking tasks from both chapters, students, as recommended by Eyre, will be ...