Structured group work
Learning and Teaching using ICT - Practical Support Pack
Courses and Events
Developing Geometric Thinking ME627
What is the difference between a square and a rectangle?
Trapeziums and Parallelograms
Obstacles to Appreciating Angles
Authentic Mathematical Tasks
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics and The Mathematical Association both produce resources for primary teachers. The MA produces a journal called ‘Primary Mathematics’, and the ATM produce a journal called ‘Mathematics Teaching’
The National STEM Centre eLibrary has a huge range of resources. You will need to register with the site (email address and password required) in order to download resources from the website.
The National STEM Centre eLibrary has many of the old numeracy strategy guidance documents, documents that are still relevant.
Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3
Shape and Space activities
Teaching mental calculation strategies: Guidance for teachers at Key Stages 1 and 2
Teaching written calculations
Guidance on calculator use
Booklet of calculator activities
Teaching written calculations
Oral and mental work in mathematics
Teaching and learning mathematics through ICT
Interactive Teaching Programs
Mathematical challenges for able pupils in key stages 1 and 2
Reasoning about numbers, with challenges and simplifications
Wave 3 materials for supporting children with gaps in their mathematical understanding
Primary National Strategy ‘Securing Level’ materials
Steps to success in mathematics: Securing progress for all children
The old SpringBoard Units for Maths in KS2 can be found by putting springboard maths into an internet search engine. These programmes aimed to help children who are making slower progress in their maths learning.
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching
RESEARCH AND FURTHER READING
Askew, M. (2012) Transforming primary mathematics, Routledge
Back, J., Foster, C., Tomalin, J., Mason, J., Swan, M. and Watson, A. (2012) Tasks and their place in mathematics teaching and learning.
Brissenden, T. Talking About Mathematics (1988). Basil Blackwell.
Brown, T. and Liebling, H. (2005) The really useful maths book: a guide to interactive teaching, Routledge
De Abreu, G. and Cline, T. (2005) Parents’ representations of their children’s mathematics learning in multiethnic primary schools. British Education Research Journal, 31 (6), pp.697-722
Fairclough, R. (2002) Developing problem solving skills in mathematics. Chapter 5 in V. Koshy and J. Murray (eds), Unlocking numeracy. David Fulton.
Haylock, D. (1997) Recognising mathematical creativity in schoolchildren. International Reviews on Mathematical Education. 3: 68–74.
Haylock, D. (2010) Mathematics explained for primary teachers, fourth edition. Sage.
Hiebert, J., Carpenter, T.P., Fennema, E., Fuson, K.C., Wearne, D., Murray, H., Olivier, A., & Human, P. (1998 ) Making sense: Teaching and learning mathematics with understanding. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Hopkins, C., Pope, S. and Pepperell, S. (2004) Understanding primary mathematics. David Fulton.
Mason, J. and Johnston-Wilder, S. (2004) Designing and using mathematical tasks, Tarquin
Myhill, D., Jones, S. & Hopper, R. (2005) Talking, listening, learning: Effective talk in the primary classroom. Open University Press.
Pirie, S.E.B. (1998) Crossing the gulf between thought and symbol: Language as (slippery) stepping stones. In H. Steinbring, M.G. Bartolini Bussi, & A. Sierpinska (Eds.), Language and communication in the mathematics classroom (pp. 7-29). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Pratt, N. (2006) Interactive maths teaching in the primary school, Paul Chapman
Rowland, T., Turner, F., Thwaites, A. and Huckstep, P. (2009) Developing primary mathematics teaching, Sage
Ruthven, K. (1998). The use of mental, written and calculator strategies of numerical computation by upper primary pupils within a 'Calculator Aware' Number Curriculum. British Educational Research Journal 24(1): 21-41.
Slavin, R.E. (1990). Student team learning in mathematics. In N. Davidson (Ed.), Cooperative learning in math: A handbook for teachers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Steele, Diana F. Using sociocultural theory to teach mathematics: A Vygotskian perspective. (2001) in School Science and Mathematics, December 2001, also online.
Thompson, I. (ed) (2010) Issues in teaching numeracy in primary schools, second edition, Open University Press
Vygotsky, L. S. (1994). Thought and language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Wood, T. (1999). Creating a context for argument in mathematics class. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 30, 171-91.