Teaching Mathematics Creatively

Teaching Mathematics Creatively

by Linda Pound, Trisha Lee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138800540
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Series: Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda Pound has great educational experience and has published extensively in the fields of learning and creative maths. She is an Early Years Education Consultant and a regular contributor to Nursery World.

Trisha Lee is Founder and Artistic Director of MakeBelieve Arts, a social enterprise offering innovative, high quality theatre and education programmes to develop the creative potential of children aged 2-15, based in Deptford, London, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what counts as creative mathematics? 2. I hate maths! Positive feelings, creative dispositions and mathematics 3. Motivating children: problem finding and problem solving 4. Developing understanding: talking and thinking about mathematics 5. Teaching mathematics creatively: real maths! 6. Teaching mathematics creatively: using story to teach maths 7. Teaching mathematics creatively: giant maths 8. Cross-curricular teaching: mathematics at the heart of the curriculum? 9. Mathematics outdoors: the world beyond the classroom 10. Building mathematical understanding: construction and architecture 11. Exploring mathematics through music 12. Conclusion: learning mathematics through playful teaching

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"This book offers both a fantastic insight and vision for developing a creative classroom which encourages active engagement, collaboration, choice and learner-driven feedback.

The authors show that in promoting a creative learning environment you can encourage richer conceptions of learning and the development of a learning community that enables children to make plans, review their experiences which then enhances their predictive and analytical abilities and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and the choices they make." - Glenys Ingham, Headteacher at Myatt Garden Primary School, London, UK

"With dramatic flair, Trisha Lee and Linda Pound combine their unique knowledge of theatre and education to demonstrate new ways of teaching maths. And guess what? It's all about telling stories and acting out ideas, just the thing children love to do. Page by page, the authors show us how to trust a playful approach and join the children in imagining a life of mathematical thinking." - Vivian Gussin Paley

"Teaching Mathematics Creatively is a valuable resource for mathematics education researchers at the elementary school level. Recommended. "—Choice

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