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Book recommendations: Maths teaching ideas/resources/starters/misconceptions

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Tildabe, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Tildabe

    Tildabe New commenter

    Pretty much as title ^^^
    I stumbled across "The Elephant in the Classroom" at a mates yesterday and it made me stop and think about how I teach maths and just how much I could improve my maths lessons.
    So being keen I went to buy my own copy and in the process stumbled across loads of other books which, based on their blurbs, look like they could be fabulous reads! However, books aren't cheap and as an NQT while I am always looking for opportunities to improve my practice I equally don't want to be wasting money either!
    The sort of things which stood out were books which
    • discuss misconceptions
    • provided "fun" and interactive activity ideas
    • have a range of starter activities
    • promote mixed ability work/ideas to enable all children to both access learning and be challenged by it
    • provide ideas and activities/planning suggestions for teachers who do not use text books and avoid worksheets at all costs!
    • ideas and questions to encourage deeper mathematical thinking and understanding
    ... I hope you get the idea [​IMG]
    (I teach a mixed age KS2 class)
  2. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter

    Jumpstart Numeracy is good . As is Jumpstart Liteacy. Both have fun interactive starters.
  3. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter


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