Holiday reading

30 04 2011

This is the book I read over the Easter break. It has consolidated some of my class practices and given me some new ideas to work with too.

It manages to link the learning of Mathematics with differentiation and the variety of learning preferences of individual students.

The key ideas to incorporate are

  1.  Prime learning happens in intervals of 10 to 20 minutes, so class activities need to change every 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. There needs to be a choice of activities at a variety of levels.
  3. Include working in groups as well as individual work.
  4. Relate classroom learning to concrete and practical applications.
  5. Discussing Mathematics – orally and in written form, improves recall and the depth of learning.
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