How do I enrich children’s learning of primary mathematics to bring the subject to life? This book inspires and supports you, the new and beginning teacher, to use talk-rich and open tasks that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. • Tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate • Supports you to create confident and resilient mathematicians in your classroom • Explores ways to engage children in mathematics across the primary curriculum • Focuses on understanding key mathematical concepts and the connections between them

Drama and Mathematics

Drama and Mathematics
Tony Cotton Helen Toft

In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • considers the context of cross-curricular work in mathematics
  • explores the possibilities of learning and teaching mathematics through drama
  • highlights the importance of context to engage learners
  • explains the ‘Mantle of the expert’ approach.

The ability to operate mathematically is an aspect of human functioning which is as universal as language itself. Attention needs constantly to be drawn to this fact. Any possibility of intimidating with mathematical expertise is to be avoided.


We are committed to developing a child-centred, humanising curriculum with an internationalist perspective. We are constantly asking ourselves ‘what does the child need to know’ in order to be ‘at home’ in the world.


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