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

Using the History of Mathematics

Using the History of Mathematics
Using the History of Mathematics
Sue Pope
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • explores the potential of themes from history in the teaching of mathematics
  • develops activities that focus on the challenge of history
  • helps children to ask questions.

Mathematics has a fascinating history from across the world. The cultural and historical roots of mathematics can build children’s interest in mathematics and contribute to developing a positive attitude towards the subject. Learning that mathematics is part of human development over time and all around the world is a testament to human ingenuity. Mathematics has developed in tandem with the evolution of human civilization. Managing society has presented problems and challenges for which mathematics provides the tools for resolution.

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