Magazine article Mathematics Teaching

General Council Report

Magazine article Mathematics Teaching

General Council Report

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The publications group meet three times a year to consider new ideas and proposals that are sent to us from a range of sources and backgrounds. There are lots of great ideas and potential authors out there and we get to work with the authors and support them in developing their ideas through to publication. I have learned this takes time and support from the office team who have worked on publications over many years. It has been a busy and successful year so I will use this report to reflect on this year's publications and new books that we are working on.

Learning mathematics with origami: There is a lot of interest at the moment, particularly in primary schools, about learning using manipulatives. For me, this is a resource about learning through manipulating. In this case, manipulating paper, a simple, cheap and accessible resource. This manipulation provides opportunities for learners to think creatively, try things out, talk and reflect. The publication provides a wealth of starting points for many areas of mathematics and the opportunity for teachers to support learners in exploring ideas collaboratively. The authors have put together some puzzles which build on this publication which we hope to make available in the new year. Watch this space.

Pick and mix: Mathematical challenges for a KS2 classroom: Here is a pocket rocket of a book. Lots of ideas that I want to take straight into the classroom. These are quick, straightforward and accessible tasks which provide opportunities for developing fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. …

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