This series of resources is to present to teachers some wider ideas as to what Mathematics and learning actually is. It steps outside the National Curriculum and asks some searching questions about what we are doing and why we are doing it.
It is linked to a website called maths anarchy.
This resource has a power point to demonstrate the idea of this resource, and show what the finished product would look like. It includes a sheet of 17 word problems which can be printed out, laminated and used with younger children. The hands-on aspect of this idea is rooted in the concept of concrete experiences for younger children, to help them grasp more abstract ideas.
A website dedicated to investigating, and using Mathematics concepts and skills to enrich and widen understanding of what mathematics is. It has investigations, puzzles and reasoning activities to provide opportunity for creative and innovative thinking and enjoyment of solving problems.
The activities encourage independence and confidence to try out ideas and learn from mistakes.
This power point is aimed at enriching the experiences of 3rd-5th grade children, and help them project their skills to something more challenging. There is of course more than one answer to the algebra statements, and teachers and children can use them as they see fit. I hope this will help"flip the switch" for tired curriculum exercises...