Thinkers’ is a fantastic collection of activities to provoke and deepen mathematical thinking. The book contains sixteen different contexts for exemplifying and generalising the processes at the heart of doing mathematics that can be integrated into any mathematics lesson. There are examples of the way in which teachers can use the techniques for any topic in mathematics.
These are not ‘bolt-on’ activities but can be integrated into everyday mathematics lessons to promote a classroom culture in which learner-generated examples open a window on mathematics that textbook exercises leaves closed. ‘Thinkers’ will enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for new and experienced teachers, and for learners from 8 to 18 (and beyond).
The ideas are suitable for learners from KS2 KS3 KS4 AS/A2 level.
Authors: Chris Bills, Liz Bills, John Mason, Anne Watson
I think this is a great collection of ideas that works really well in a range of settings that can be adapted to fit any area of mathematics and to suit any group of learners