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CAME Thinking Maths

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by lancsHOD, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. lancsHOD

    lancsHOD New commenter

    I used Thinking Maths a few years ago but was wondering if I should introduce it to my current school.

    What I am really looking for is to get some more varied approaches to lessons styles for the dept.

    Any comments on Thinking Maths or alternatives to give our daily diet a bit of spice?
  2. Buy some of the ATM publications instead. Much cheaper and far more versatile.
  3. lancsHOD

    lancsHOD New commenter

    Any in particular or do you think all are good and worth while?
  4. I totally agree about the ATM resources - I can't believe they aren't on the shelf of every maths department in the country!

    In addition to those above (especially "What kind of game is algebra?"), I have found the "Geometry games" book to be fantastic and a giant pack of their MATs is also essential. Their "Thinkers" book on questioning is the single most important book on teaching maths that I have ever bought.

    Their software seems at first to be quite basic but is jammed full of really rich activities and ideas. My favourites are "Working with sums and products", "Geometry interactive" (a starter based on the triangles activity ended up taking the full lesson with my Year 7s today as we got involved in some great discussion!), "Active geometry" (you need GSP for this one) and "Grid algebra". All of them are just fantastic.

    In answer to your original question, I've never used CAME. Sorry...
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  5. lancsHOD

    lancsHOD New commenter

    Thank you, Coxy and Emily.

    I will look at the ATM stuff and I am going to try to use the NRICH site too. Will put ATM resources on financial bit of DDP as I am supposed to be putting that together now!!!
  6. Hi there,
    I'm trying to get hold of a copy of CAME Thinking Maths. Any suggestions as I do not have the funding to purchase the file?
  7. googolplex

    googolplex Occasional commenter

    You could find a local school who might lend you a copy so you could make an illegal photocopy of it. Or, you could do what we did and plan departmental spending so that we could afford the thing legally...
  8. janethowell

    janethowell New commenter

    Just found this entry - but the links given above are out of date. It would be helpful if you could list the items by name. I am a dyslexia / dyscalculia (maths learning difficulties) specialist and am looking for affordable resources to suggest for primary schools to help pupils, especially those struggling with rote learning and "traditional" methods, develop their problem solving skills.
  9. catbanj

    catbanj Occasional commenter

    If you follow the link to the atm website then go to shop all the resources are there. You could look and see which you think will suit your needs best. To get the discounted price you need to be a member £70/£90 a year
  10. cdrr

    cdrr New commenter

  11. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    No, there's no way you can seriously say Jo Boaler is comparable with CAME.

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