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
Stories and Mathematics
- explores how mathematics can be taught through quality stories and children’s literature
- considers how story can be used to help children develop understanding of concepts
- highlights how stories can provide a safe space for children to make mistakes and learn from them
- includes classroom activities that use visual representations of number and shape to complement storytelling.
For thousands of years, stories have been used to teach. In days gone by, a story might have perpetuated people’s traditions, told of a great event or passed on essential survival information. Beginning as an oral tradition, storytelling soon progressed to include actions, images and much more.
Nowadays, we continue to appreciate stories through books, television, radio, films and games. Many stories are ...