Enriching Maths

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Enriching Maths
Price£125.00
Phase: 
Secondary
ISBN: 
978-1-905538-30-0
Published: 
May 2007

Introduction

Enriching Maths aims to raise standards in teaching maths with a collection of exciting maths enrichment activities. A key resource for maths teachers teaching at a secondary level, it raises achievement in maths with challenging activities.

Benefits

Enriching Maths will allow you to:

  • enrich maths lessons for all students and provide extension material that will challenge more-able students
  • improve students’ performance in this core subject by enriching the curriculum
  • enhance students’ enjoyment of maths and promote it as a subject for further study
  • support whole-school improvement by raising standards in core subjects
  • provide opportunities for students to expand their thinking skills through problem-solving and develop their social skills through teamwork
  • improve students’ ability to self-direct their individual learning and help them to have fun and gain pleasure from thinking.
Each activity is accompanied by teacher’s notes and suggestions for further work and research, should your students wish to take the project even further. The book also includes a CD-Rom containing all of the activity task sheets for ease of reproduction.

Summary of contents

Enriching Maths is a collection of exciting activities that aims, through challenging enrichment work, to inspire more children to study mathematics; to encourage mathematic literacy among all students; to stimulate creativity with regard to mathematical thinking; and to promote an informed debate amongst students about the application and direction which mathematics takes in our increasingly complex society.

The collection brings enrichment to mathematical studies, and is designed to stretch a young person’s thinking. The activities can even provide a strong base for applying further study in maths. Enriching Maths presents activities that are based within the national curriculum but that will also enrich and extend it. The activities are presented in three sections:

  • ten-minute activities
  • lesson-length enrichment activities for Key Stages 3 and 4
  • day-long enrichment and extension activities.

Chapter breakdown

Introduction  
Good practice model: Circles (Activity 20)  
Thinking mathematics  
A model of perfection
Cartography and breadfruit
Choose a number
Making a note of it
Brain-pleasing mathart
Fictional maths
Flowery mathematics
If numbers dream...
Sinister mathematics
Number play
Raindrops
Symbolic logic
The museum of numbers
Your move
What is it about numbers?
Lesson-length enrichment activities  
KS3
Emotional numbers
Old money
Foundations
Maths names
Circles
Escher and tessellation
Standard units
Thicker than water?
Writing numbers
Three in a row
Scales
Temporary homes
Traffic lights
Dancing with mathematics
Prisoner’s dilemma
What’s in a name?
Dinosaur maths
Great shakes
How hard is it to read?
Lucky people
Paradoxes
Speedy Gonzales
Feldgrau, garance and khaki
World War I aircraft
Operational research
Pendulum
Music tempos
School timetable
Mice mating
Hypothesis/theorem/axiom
Topology
Building equations
Are you right?
Planning the underground
Calculation aids
Calendars
Estimation  
KS 4
Knitting
Maths textbooks
Death and taxes
How far does a penguin travel in its lifetime?
Churches and temples
Tides
Prison break
Nutrition
Mathematicians
Liars, damned liars and statisticians
Once upon a time
Danger
Disaster
Places to live
Shapes
Families
The trouble with democracy
Maxing out
Habit
How heavy is a rainbow?
City streets
Weather
Coincidence and false memory
Hexagons
Close enough
Comet crash
Medical tests  
Day-long enrichment and extension activities
Numerals
Perfect vegetables
The mathematics of politeness
Atmospheric travel
School mathsover
Poker night
Talking to aliens
Mathematics the Egyptian way  
Risk assessment  
Safe working  
Evaluation and review
Index

Details

Loose-leaf, 305 x 255, 270 Pages, Published 31/05/2007

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