Making Sense of Maths is the only series that develops conceptual understanding.This series will motivate, engage and develop the conceptual understanding of students at KS3 and KS4.Students build their own problem solving strategies based on their understanding of the world around them which then support them to tackle functional questions.The Teacher's Book provides support for the activities in the student book which develop the student's understanding of area, Pythagoras and volume. It also contains answers for the workbook questions which consolidate learning. Making Sense of Maths has been based on Realistic Maths Education (RME) and extensively trialled in KS3 and KS4 classrooms in the UK by a team from Manchester Metropolitan University. - Use alongside existing resources or on its own- Ideal for Year 10s heading for the C/D borderline- Ideal for intervention groups- Supports the move from modular to linear specifications by improving knowledge retention- Provides support for good teaching and learning under the current Ofsted criteria
Paul Dickinson taught maths in UK Comprehensive schools for over 20 years. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he works with trainee teachers and develops and trials classroom materials based on RME(Realistic Maths Education).Stella Dudzic taught for 22 years in secondary schools, including 9 years as head of department. She is currently Programme Leader for Curriculum at MEI and regularly leads CPD for teachers. She is also a Principal Examiner.Frank Eade has worked in mathematics education for over 25 years. He is particularly interested in using realistic situations to give students access to mathematics and in using students beliefs and misconceptions to help them move forward in mathematics.Steve Gough taught maths for 20 years, 10 years as Head of Maths, in schools in Greater Manchester. Since 2008 he has been a Senior Lecturer in Maths Education at Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked with teachers to develop the 'Making Sense of Maths' series.Sue Hough is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and has spent the last 6 years developing materials for 'Making Sense of Maths'. Previously Sue spent 18 years teaching maths in 11 - 18 schools and worked as a head of Maths.
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Looking at the size of shapes Mathematical Focus: Area and perimeter of 2-D shapes Introduction, Sub sections, Resources Lesson 1: A green and pleasant land? The delivery driver. Pricing tiles Lesson 2: Stained glass Lesson 3: Cleaning windows Lesson 4: Touching the numbers: The rectangle. Touching the numbers: The trapezium Lesson 5: Playground surfaces. Summary Chapter 2: Aeas and sides Mathematical focus: Classifying triangles and Pythagoras' rule Introduction, Sub sections, Resources Lesson 1: Triangle types Lesson 2: Making triangles using three squares Lesson 3: Triangles with a right angle. Pythagoras Lesson 4: Pythagoras. Summary Chapter 3: Volume and surface area Mathematical focus: Volume and surface area of cuboids and prisms Introduction, Sub sections, Resources Lesson 1: Counting. Stacking shelves Lesson 2: Packing cubes Lesson 3: At the cheese counter. The chocolate counter Lesson 4: Finding volumes Lesson 5: In school. Summary Chapter 4: Circle patterns Mathematical focus: Area and perimeter of circular shapes Introduction, Sub sections, Resources Lesson 1: A stitch in time Lesson 2: The swimming cicuit. Touch the circle 1. The circle: Using formuas Lesson 3: Mirrors Lesson 4: The trampoline Lesson 5: Touching the circle 2 Lesson 6: Mirrors and circles. Summary Chapter 5: Fitting in Mathematical focus: Area and volume; scale factor Introduction, Sub sections, Resources Lesson 1: Tiles within tiles Lesson 2: Playground Lesson 3: Cubes Lesson 4: Orange juice. Capacity and volume. Wooden blocks. Summary GCSE exam-style questions Answers Solutions and strategies