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Improving Learning in Mathematics (The Standards Unit box)
Interactive whiteboard files for Promethean ACTIVstudio and Smart Notebook to match the teaching units are also available at IWB Maths Resources.
Improving Learning in Mathematics (also referred to as the ‘Standards Unit Box’) is a resource which introduces a whole new approach to teaching and learning maths. Piloted and trialled in the post-16 sector, there are ideas for any maths teacher who wants to make lessons interesting and engaging for their students. Please note, 'hard' copies of this resource are no longer available.
There are two main parts to the resource
The sessions cover mathematics topics at GCSE and A level.
The 'Formulator Tarsia' software is useful for the adaptation of some of the activities.
Improving Learning in Maths: Challenges and Strategies
This booklet by Malcolm Swan gives the background to this project and the classroom research on which it is based. Further background information is available.
A full set of materials (previously available as 'hard' CDs and documents) can also obtained from the Excellence Gateway.
These are PowerPoint slides which introduce the ideas.
Here are ideas for teaching some maths topics at all levels – booklets from Maths4Life
It provides ideas for teaching some maths topics at all levels:
Thinking Through Mathematics – Approaches to Numeracy
Some of the materials from the project are currently restricted to post 16-providers but the approaches will be of interest to all maths teachers.