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
Introduction: Creating Mathematicians
The purpose of this book is to inspire and support you, the teacher, to use rich and open activities that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. Each chapter presents tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate young learners. Using the ideas in this book to enhance mathematics teaching will help you to develop confident and resilient learners of mathematics, who relish challenge and believe in themselves as users and makers of mathematics. At the heart of the activities in this book is the view that mathematics develops thinking and reasoning skills valuable in all aspects of life. In modern society, where the ubiquity of digital technologies means the answers to factual questions and numerical calculations are readily ...