Mathematics Teaching Resources
Mathematical Treasure Hunt Enjoyable activities to enhance the curriculum
1 899618 44 9 Viven Lucas
Most people have taken part in treasure hunts of varous kinds in different social contexts. What perhaps is not generally realised is just how easy and rewarding they can be to include within the mathematics curriculum. They can add variety to lessons, end of term activities, maths clubs, parent evenings or open days. Once the principles of organising them are understood, thay can be adapted easily to the circumstances. In the book there are six complete treasure hunts, four ready to photocopy directly and suggestions, ideas and templates for many more.
A collection of 50 games and puzzles to stimulate mathematical thinking.
0 906212 70 7 Sheppard & Wilkinson
These games have been chosen or adapted from games played all over the world. For each there is a photocopiable A4 sheet which gives the 'board' and the rules. Children then try to work out a winning or 'not losing' strategy within those rules. Later, they are encouraged to alter them and to explore the effect such changes have on the strategy of the game. Extensive teacher's notes are included.
Pascal's Triangle A teacher's guide with blackline masters
0 906212 84 7 Tony Colledge
Starting with the simple rule which generates the numbers in Pascal's Triangle, it is remarkable how many other patterns and properties there are to discover. Any teacher who would like to convey something of the wonder of mathematics to a class at almost any level would find little better than the material contained in this book. It offers potential for investigations and topics at levels from primary up to Sixth Form.
Maths Vocabulary Challenge at KS1
1 899618 42 2 William Hartley
Taking the vocabulary required at this level directly from National Numeracy Project, these worksheets offer a fun way of recognising, spelling and writing out appropriate words. Photocopy them and use them in class or for homework assignments. They encourage accurate spelling and the recognition of mathematical words in different contexts. Make use of the KS1 word list provided, the record sheet and also the sixteen spelling tests of ten words each divided into the two appropriate Attainment Targets.
The Tessellations File
40 blackline masterswith teacher's notes.
0 906212 80 4 Chris de Cordova
The study of tessellations is an important part of any mathematics course and this collection includes all the regular and semi-regular tessellations as well as a wide variety of less formal ones. The introduction sets this topic into a teaching context and suggests how the ideas might be introduced in the classroom.
Maths Vocabulary Challenge at KS2
1 899618 43 0 William Hartley
Based on the National Numeracy Project at Key Stage 2, this ingenious and imaginative collection of worksheets allows the testing and reinforcing of the appropriate words at this level associated with mathematics. Photocopy them and use them in class or for homework assignments. Make use of the KS2 word list provided, the record sheet and also the six spelling tests of twenty words each divided into the three appropriate Attainment Targets.
The Number File 0 906212 40 5 Adrian Jenkins
This file is a collection of numbers which have interesting properties. There are lists of primes, squares, Pythagorean Triples, numbers with many factors and numbers with few, recurring decimals with special properties etc. etc. It will be of interest to any teacher who is looking for interesting material on number or indeed anyone prepared to be fascinated by the properties of ordinary or some would say exta-ordinary numbers. £4.50