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The "Improving Learning in Mathematics" (or Standards Units)
resources are, in my opinion, some of the finest ever produced. They
are rich, challenging, well thought-out and well resourced. In short,
I love them.
From the NCETM website:
"This multi-media resource has been developed
with teachers, trainers and managers. Improving Learning in Mathematics
builds on existing successful practice and explores approaches that
encourage a more active way of learning through the use of group work,
discussion and open questioning. Learners are encouraged to ‘have
a go’, become more independent and reflective about their mathematics,
to learn to think mathematically rather than simply learning rules
and most importantly, to enjoy their mathematics"
has kindly created and shared "classroom ready" versions
of these outstanding resources, which not only save you a lot of time,
but also contain tips, words or caution, and examples of students'
work to help you have the most effective teaching and learning experience
Below are the pdfs and PowerPoints of the main activities which I
have found really engage and challenge my students. I would strongly
recommend you give them a try!