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Author Holton, Derek Allan, 1941- author.

Title Creative activities in mathematics. Book 1. : problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle primary / by Derek Holton and Cath Pearn.

Published Camberwell, Victoria : Australian Centre for Educational Research, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  510.7 HOLT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 141 pages : illustrations, charts ; 30 cm.
Series (Creative activities in mathematics)
(Creative activities in mathematics)
Notes For lower and middle primary school students.
Contents Number and algebra: Numbers and words ; Cats and dogs ; Difference and sum problems ; Arks and tarks ; The farmyard problem ; The 12 game -- Measurement and Geometry: Classroom shapes ; Jenny's jelly bean problem ; Horrible Hal's humungous hall -- Statics and probability: The longest name ; Penny's pet shop ; The teddies' race.
Summary Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problem-solving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Book One provides 12 different class activities suitable for students in lower and middle primary school (Foundation to Year 4), along with teaching notes and staged lesson plans. Each activity is a whole-class investigation with open-ended answers that takes a particular scenario and develops it over three levels. This enables it to be used both at different year levels and with students of differing ability in the same class. All activities are firmly based in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and linked to the content descriptors of the Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability strands.
Audience For lower and middle primary school students.
Language notes In English.
Other author Pearn, Cath, author.
Australian Centre for Educational Research, issuing body.
Subject Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs.
Variant Title Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle primary.
ISBN 9781742862583