This book enables teachers to effectively meet the needs of their most able mathematicians. Using a tried and tested set of principles developed and used by The Able Children's Education Unit at Brunel University, the author demonstrates how to: identify high mathematical ability in a pupil, plan suitably challenging activities and teach them most effectively within the existing National Numeracy framework, make the most of the classroom resources available, including ICT and external agencies, implement strategies for differentiation, illustrated with real-life classroom examples.
Accessible in style and featuring practical case studies throughout, this book will give teachers and student teachers the confidence and knowledge to effectively challenge and develop the skills of the most able mathematician.
Valsa Koshy is Senior Lecturer at Brunel University and co-director of the Brunel Able Children's Education Center which specializes in curriculum provision for able children.
Mathematically able pupils - setting the context; identifying mathematically promising pupils; effective provision for able mathematicians; the National Numeracy Framework and the able mathematicians; organization for mathematics teaching and learning; using calculators and computers to enrich mathematical learning; selecting and using resources to develop mathematical ability.