This resource contains 70 complete lesson plans with complementary worksheets for the students, specifically designed for GCSE level maths. This book contains 70 ready-to-use maths lessons suitable for the new GCSE Mathematics curriculum. The lesson plans contain objectives from both the D-G range and the A-C range to make them adaptable for different sets or for use in a mixed-ability context. Each lesson consists of a left-hand page for the teacher, outlining the structure of the lesson from a starter through to homework, and a right-hand photocopiable pupil worksheet to provide a setting in which pupils are encouraged to explore alternative methods and to describe and explain their ideas. Some lessons offer alternative routes through the curriculum such as practicing indices by solving radical equations, while others concentrate on difficult concepts, like appreciating that not all mathematical relationships are linear. The lessons focus on problem solving and putting maths into context, and are an essential resource for any busy teacher of maths GCSE.
It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of delivering their subject to a mixed-ability class. This new series offers complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans for busy secondary school teachers of various disciplines. Each title includes an assortment of approximately 70 lesson plans designed to motivate and inspire students. Each plan consists of a teacher's sheet, providing: the aims and objectives of the lesson; the materials required; a lesson starter, main lesson plan and plenary, each with suggested timeframes to help teachers keep inside the parameters of the lesson; homework ideas; and, guidance on how to adapt the activities to make them harder or easier for gifted and talented, or less able pupils. Each plan also includes a photocopiable, or downloadable student worksheet which corresponds to the teacher's lesson plan.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 20 mm
'This is an essential resource book for all secondary mathematics teachers. There are so many lovely ideas to access students to concepts through investigative approaches to learning. Colin offers an approach which teachers can adopt and adapt to existing schemes of work and which takes on board key issues of differentiated learning and teaching without a textbook. I shall definitely recommend this book to friends and acquaintances who teach mathematics... in fact I already have done.' Mike Ollerton, experienced teacher, teacher trainer and consultant, UK
'A plethora of rich tasks: with the lessons already planned for you - from start through to homework...The title of this book understates what it provides. This is far more than a book of resources - this is a book of gems. These are lessons that will engage the students (and the teachers) in some quality mathematical thinking.'Karen Hancock, Advanced Skills teacher, Oriel High School, Crawley, UK
[This book] contains 70 different activities with over 300 pages covering a huge range of topics...The...self-differentiating nature allows more flexibility and to a certain extent makes life easier for teachers who do not need to find 5 different activities in one lesson!...The author states in the introduction that "mathematical tasks presented in this book seek to draw on learners' innate abilities to make sense out of situations - to bring order out of chaos." I agree. Many activities lead pupils through an investigational idea which may appear random initially, but the sheets show how to order the data into something meaningful. I would recommend every department having a copy on their shelves. It might also be a good idea to go through one at a department meeting every now and again. How they are used will depend on the teacher and class, but the ideas presented make for strong foundations. --Sanford Lakoff
'Each lesson has a very rich feel to it, giving lots of opportunity for class discussion... This is just the right book at the right time - as we're looking to new GCSE courses and would like more rich tasks to help our students think, and think more widely, about each topic - this is ideal.' Peter Hall, AST Mathematics