Creative Mathematics

  • Filename: creative-mathematics.
  • ISBN: 0883857502
  • Release Date: 2009-03-19
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: H. S. Wall
  • Publisher: MAA



"Professor H.S. Wall wrote Creative Mathematics with the intention of leading students to develop their mathematical abilities, helping them learn the art of mathematics, and teaching them to create mathematical ideas. Creative Mathematics, according to Wall, "is not a compendium of mathematical facts and inventions to be read over as a connoisseur of art looks over paintings. It is, instead, a sketchbook in which readers try their hands at mathematical discovery." The book is self-contained and assumes little formal mathematical background on the part of the reader. Wall is earnest about developing mathematical creativity and independence in students. Wall developed Creative Mathematics over a period of many years of working with students at the University of Texas at Austin. In fewer than 200 pages, he takes the reader on a stimulating tour starting with numbers and then moving on to simple graphs, the integral, simple surfaces, successive approximations, linear spaces of simple graphs, and concluding with mechanical systems. The student who has worked through Creative Mathematics will come away with heightened mathematical maturity."--P. [4] of cover.

Creative Mathematics

  • Filename: creative-mathematics.
  • ISBN: 9781134711307
  • Release Date: 2002-03-11
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: William Higginson
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book shows how creative maths can really work. Exploring the ways in which maths skills can be learned through cross-curricular activities based on visual arts and music, the book presents maths as a meaningful and exciting subject which holds no fears for children. The authors recognise that while maths-phobia prevails in our increasingly mathematicised world, attitudes and approaches to teaching the subject need to be reviewed, and issues such as gender stereotyping, which encourage maths-apathy, need to be tackled at an early stage. Within this collection of classroom-based stories are detailed examples of integrative mathematic projects; these will give teachers the confidence to try out cross-curricular activities in their classes. The book also provides support with difficult areas such as assessment, planning and development. Fascinating to read in its own right this book will appeal to the specialist and non-specialist alike.

Mathematical Mindsets

  • Filename: mathematical-mindsets.
  • ISBN: 9781118418277
  • Release Date: 2015-10-12
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Jo Boaler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

Creative Mathematics

  • Filename: creative-mathematics.
  • ISBN: 052113059X
  • Release Date: 2009-12-21
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: Alan F. Beardon
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



How do mathematicians approach a problem, explore the possibilities, and develop an understanding of a whole area around it? The issue is not simply about obtaining 'the answer'; rather, Beardon explains that a mathematical problem is just one of many related ones that should be simultaneously investigated and discussed at various levels, and that understanding this is a crucial step in becoming a creative mathematician. The book begins with some good advice about procedure, presentation, and organization that will benefit every mathematician, budding, teaching or practiced. In the rest of the book, Beardon presents a series of simple problems, then, through discussion, consideration of special cases, computer experiments, and so on, the reader is taken through these same problems, but at an increasing level of sophistication and generality. Mathematics is rarely a closed book, and seemingly innocent problems, when examined and explored, can lead to results of significance.

Teaching Mathematics Creatively

  • Filename: teaching-mathematics-creatively.
  • ISBN: 9781136892059
  • Release Date: 2010-11-11
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Linda Pound
  • Publisher: Routledge



Are you looking for new ideas to capture the reluctant maths pupils in your class? How can story, drama and GIANTS help you teach maths? Teaching Mathematics Creatively is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of mathematics to life. From an examination of where maths is failing to engage pupils in the 21st century, to a wide range of exciting approaches and ideas for ensuring it is possible to teach in a creative way, this is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for busy teachers. It promotes creativity as a key element to develop young children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of mathematics and offers a range of strategies to enable teachers to take a playful approach to mathematics teaching. Imaginative ideas include: The power of story-telling and play to bring the subject alive for children and teachers alike. Learning maths outdoors - work on a larger scale, make more noise, make more mess! Making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them every day. Motivating children through problem-finding and problem-solving. Using music, rhythm and pattern to teach maths creatively. Giant maths - how much food does a giant need in a week? Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. It is an essential purchase for every teacher who wishes to employ creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Creative Maths Activities for Able Students

  • Filename: creative-maths-activities-for-able-students.
  • ISBN: 9781847878625
  • Release Date: 2006-04-18
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Anne Price
  • Publisher: SAGE



'All the ideas look easy to use and quick to prepare... This is a very interesting and thought provoking book - it manages to ask questions about how we teach able children but also provides some ideas and some materials to help' - The Association of Teachers of Mathematics Finding stimulating and challenging maths activities for able pupils in a mainstream classroom can be demanding for the busy teacher, especially if maths is not your specialism. Based on her experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher and LEA Consultant, Anne Price explains the issues and theories surrounding the education of able pupils and links these to practical, creative examples to be used in the classroom. Useful resources include: - Photocopiable materials, - Advice on different teaching styles, - Activities and tasks for individuals, groups or the whole class GATCOs, Numeracy Consultants, Learning Support Teachers and Student and class teachers looking for new and creative ways of teaching maths activities to able students will find this book invaluable.

Creative Teaching

  • Filename: creative-teaching.
  • ISBN: 9781843124627
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: Mary J. Briggs
  • Publisher: Routledge



Creative Teaching is not only for the arts: this unique and stimulating book shows how mathematics and mathematics teaching can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective on mathematics, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil's mathematical thinking potential. The book: supports the government's Primary Strategy "Excellence and Enjoyment" covers both primary and early years range includes issues for reflection, discussion points and case studies addresses new teacher training modules on creativity and maths Aimed at primary and early years trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced teachers, this is a timely publication for teachers and schools seeking to broaden their maths curriculum, making it more creative and appealing to young minds.

Creative Teaching Mathematics in the Primary Classroom

  • Filename: creative-teaching-mathematics-in-the-primary-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781317618591
  • Release Date: 2014-09-19
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Mary Briggs
  • Publisher: Routledge



This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil’s mathematical thinking potential. Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Primary Classroom encourages students, trainees and practicing teachers to envision and develop a classroom where children can take risks, enjoy and experiment with mathematical thinking, and discover and pursue their interests and talents in an imaginative yet purposeful way. This second edition contains key updates to reflect the changes to the primary curriculum and includes: new sections on: specialist teaching, parental engagement and approaches to homework; creative classroom environments; working walls, displays and outdoor settings; links to assessment, speaking, listening and learning theory; use of media, film, news and stories for creative learning; cross-curricula work. Featuring reflective tasks in every chapter, this book will prove essential and inspiring reading for all trainee and practising teachers looking to develop their creative practice. Aimed at primary and early years trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced teachers, this is a timely publication for teachers and schools seeking to broaden their maths curriculum, making it more creative and appealing to young minds.

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