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

Mathematics Out and About

Mathematics Out and About

Mathematics Out and About
Ruth James

In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • explores why mathematics out and about matters
  • helps you to look again at the spaces available to you for learning and teaching mathematics
  • supports your use of ‘big’ resources to support learning
  • features logic puzzles where the children can take on the role of characters and ‘act out’ the problem.

Why Should We Teach Mathematics Outside or Away from the Classroom?

Children can make more noise, more mess and physically move at a greater speed outside. The outside environment often has uneven ground or slopes and differing surfaces including concrete and grass that help to accentuate the difference between indoors and outdoors. Children manage their own risks outdoors, from changes in temperature to changes in climate. Outdoor ...

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