Alf Coles writes about how he tries to create 'spaces for exploration' for the students in his classrooms.
Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.
This article looks at the importance in mathematics of representing places and spaces mathematics. Many famous mathematicians have spent time working on problems that involve moving and mapping. . . .
Jenny Murray describes the mathematical processes behind making patchwork in this article for students.
The Four Colour Conjecture was first stated just over 150 years ago, and finally proved conclusively in 1976. It is an outstanding example of how old ideas can be combined with new discoveries. prove. . . .
Read about the problem that tickled Euler's curiosity and led to a new branch of mathematics!
Introducing a geometrical instrument with 3 basic capabilities.
This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.
The first of three articles on the History of Trigonometry. This takes us from the Egyptians to early work on trigonometry in China.
In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students' reasoning.
An article for teachers which discusses the differences between ratio and proportion, and invites readers to contribute their own thoughts.
By following through the threads of algebraic thinking discussed in this article, we can ensure that children's mathematical experiences follow a continuous progression.
Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.
This is the second article in a two part series on the history of Algebra from about 2000 BCE to about 1000 CE.