This book contains THREE sections of specifically designed activities to help make provision for your most able mathematicians.
(Photo-copiable pages – CD-ROM included). 199 pages
ISBN 978 -1-900905-07-7
Author: Valsa Koshy, Director of Brunel University’s Centre for Gifted Education
How to extend and enrich mathematically very able children remains a challenge to most teachers in Junior Schools. This pack is designed to support teachers with detailed explanations and clear instructions for using the activities. Teachers have found the activities useful for identifying Mathematical Promise.
This pack consists of an introduction and 3 sections of activities which have been extensively trialled by practising teachers and children. The pack is intended as the basis of a 2-year course for teachers.
A general introduction which explains the aim of the pack, attributes of young gifted children and how to meet their needs. It offers guidance on how to develop mathematical processes of reasoning, problem solving and investigations in children. Advice is also provided on how to use the activities.
Section 1. There are 25 starter activities in this section. The activities are designed in such a way that they encourage children to:
- use mental processes
- apply logic and reasoning
- be engaged in mathematical discussions
- develop problem solving strategies
Section 2. There are 26 activities in this section. There is a teacher’s page and a pupil’s page for each activity. The teacher’s page outlines the main aims of the activity, provides guidelines for its use and at least one solution showing how it has been arrived at. Pupil’s pages are designed in a suitable style and level of reading for the children. Most of the activities are open-ended. It should be possible for all children to solve them at some level.
Section 3. There are 30 activities in this section. They involve problem-solving and can be used in a number of different ways in school or as homework.
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