100 Ideas for Teaching Primary Mathematics by Alan Thwaites

By Alan Thwaites

This book is crucial interpreting for any instructor concerned with kid's improvement within the basic college. targeting basic arithmetic the writer offers 100 functional and encouraging principles to be used within the school room.

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A chosen person thinks of a number. This can be restricted to a two-digit number or have no restrictions placed on it at all. Decimal numbers, however, can be somewhat frustrating unless there are limits placed on the overall number of digits. Guessers ask questions to which the only answers can be either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Wild guesses should be discouraged in favour of questions which seek logical information and continually narrow down the possibilities. ’ DIFFERENTIATION Vary the size of the numbers used.

The squares should match the size of cubes to be used. Photocopy for current and future use. Explain the nature of sequential, repeating patterns. The children make a row of 12 coloured cubes in a sequential pattern using a specified number of different colours, say, three. The pattern produced must then be recorded exactly onto the photocopied sheet. Keep the resources available for use in a range of choosing activities. DIFFEREN TIATION Vary the number of colours used, keeping to factors of 12.

Accept only coordinates with letter first. g. , 3, 30, 300, 3,000, and so on. Only six such families are needed for the game, suggestions for the others being: the ‘Fourfront’ family, the ‘Fivers’ and the ‘Six-cess’ family. Shuffle the cards and deal to the four players, starting with the player to the left of the dealer. Two players will have an extra card each but as the dealer changes in subsequent games the disadvantage will pass around the group. Players look at their cards and arrange them in the families, noting which members are needed to make up the set.

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