Photo-copiable pages – CD-ROM included , 193 pages
ISBN : 978-1-900905-08-4
Author: Valsa Koshy, Brunel University’s Centre for Gifted Education
How to extend and enrich mathematically very able children remains a challenge to most teachers. This pack is designed to support teachers with detailed explanations and clear instructions for making appropriate provision, using tried and tested activities.
This pack consists of an introduction and 2 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 gifted children and those with mathematical promise and, how to meet their needs. It offers guidance on how to develop mathematical processes of reasoning , problem -solving and investigations in children.
Section 1. There are 40 ‘Challenges’ in this section. These can be used as ‘starter’ activities, as problem-solving activities at designated times or as general enrichment activities. Many teachers have used the activities for homework. Detailed solutions are provided.
Section 2. There are 40 activities in this section. Many of them are likely to take more than one teaching session. Each investigation has a teacher’s page which provides guidance on how to use the activity. Most of the activities are open-ended; therefore it should be possible to use them with a wider range of ability groups. Solutions and extensions are provided. A pupil’s page introduces each activity to the child in an accessible way.
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