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Mathematics Teaching does not seek to conform to an ‘official’ view on the teaching of mathematics, whatever that may be. The editorial board wishes to encourage contributors to express their personal views on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

The ATM is an association of teachers in which everyone has a contribution to make, experiences and insights to share. Whether practical, political, philosophical or speculative, we are looking for articles which reflect on the practice of teaching mathematics. We aim to publish articles that will be of interest to the breadth of our membership, from the Foundation Stage to Higher and Further Education; as well as a balance between those derived from research and from practical experience. Submitted articles are accepted for publication based on their clarity, topicality, the extent to which they reflect upon knowledge and understanding of mathematics teaching and learning, and their contribution to inspiring further development and research. 

Mathematics Teaching 222

Editorial by Margaret Jones (0.11Mb .pdf)

In this issue we have several articles that focus directly on events in real classrooms.

Marking time by Colin Foster (0.23Mb .pdf)

Teachers say that they would gladly teach a day in the classroom if at the end of the day they could leave and have no marking.

RISP The odd-one-out by Jonny Griffiths (0.14Mb .pdf)

For each triplet, think of ways in which each member could be the odd-one-out.

The crutch is it a notation too far? by Ko Ho Kyoung Chen Lu Pien (0.17Mb .pdf)

Some symbolic representations used by teachers to record distributions and how these symbols can pose learning difficulties.

Consecutive numbers by Bernard Bagnall (0.11Mb .pdf)

I wrote Consecutive Numbers and have used it with both youngsters and adults.

Too many straws by Tobias Eveleigh (0.13Mb .pdf)

When a child begins primary school in Uganda they must bring: four exercise books; one toilet roll; and straws held together by an elastic band.

One step on a new journey by Salima Shahzad Arwani (0.21Mb .pdf)

We should give students the opportunity to express their thinking and strategies in their first language.

In the know about money by Valerie Quashie, Hannah Golamgouse-Toraub (0.16Mb .pdf)

Students had to imagine that they were working for a holiday company.

Favourite gems by John Barnes (0.13Mb .pdf)

Can we create a chain of spheres touching each other and the three fixed spheres? Surprisingly, yes.

Two men with a problem by Paul Stephenson (0.99Mb .pdf)

Paul Stephenson presents two more interesting problems.

Starting with MT by Derek Ball (0.12Mb .pdf)

We have some ideas about what to put in place of Hypothesis. But, being retired, it will be a case of finding the time to do it.

A branch meeting in Avon by Kathryn Vaughan, Alf Coles (0.22Mb .pdf)

As I began to reconsider what the activity might be offering, my attention was abruptly taken by the slightly raised voices behind me.

From work-and-walk-by to sherpa-at-work by Paul Drijvers (0.20Mb .pdf)

Paul Drijvers considers teaching practices in mathematics lessons with computers.

News from the web by Marten Gallagher (0.31Mb .pdf)

Our Web Editor describes the new reviews system on the ATM website.

The volume of a doughnut by Martin Griffiths (0.18Mb .pdf)

It is fairly safe to assume that most of your students will at least know what ring doughnuts are.

The referendum on PR by Thomas Colignatus (0.11Mb .pdf)

Voting systems and classroom mathematics.

Splurge diagrams by Kevin Young (0.16Mb .pdf)

Kevin Young shares a technique that lays out the possibilities for a topic. *THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MT EXTRA LINKS (1) - See below

*MT EXTRA (1) - Additional resources and ideas connected with this article (0.66Mb .zip)

Simply symmetric by Michael de Villiers (0.57Mb .pdf)

High school textbooks tend to lack symmetry. *This article contains TWO MT EXTRA LINKS- check the extra links at the bottom of this page.

Curious number by Jenny Murray (0.18Mb .pdf)

Photocopiable thought-provoker from a long-standing member of ATM.

Small is beautiful after all! by Colin Foster (0.35Mb .pdf)

Colin Foster describes how larger graphs are not necessarily more accurate.

Robin Stewart obituary by Helen Williams (0.15Mb .pdf)

His was a path less trodden, dark in the undergrowth yet all the more illumined for his passing there.

The Euler Line by Peter Mitchell (0.21Mb .pdf)

An extension exercise based on the elementary geometrical constructions in the National Curriculum.

Editorial by Margaret Jones

In this issue we have several articles that focus directly on events in real classrooms.

Marking time by Colin Foster.

Teachers say that they would gladly teach a day in the classroom if at the end of the day they could leave and have no marking.

RISP: The odd-one-out by Jonny Griffiths

For each triplet, think of ways in which each member could be the odd-one-out.

The crutch: is it a notation too far? by Ko Ho Kyoung, Chen Lu Pien

Some symbolic representations used by teachers to record distributions and how these symbols can pose learning difficulties.

Consecutive numbers by Bernard Bagnall

I wrote Consecutive Numbers and have used it with both youngsters and adults.

Too many straws by Tobias Eveleigh

When a child begins primary school in Uganda they must bring: four exercise books; one toilet roll; and straws held together by an elastic band.

One step on a new journey by Salima Shahzad Arwani

We should give students the opportunity to express their thinking and strategies in their first language.

In the know about money by Valerie Quashie, Hannah Golamgouse-Toraub

Students had to imagine that they were working for a holiday company.

Favourite gems by John Barnes

Can we create a chain of spheres touching each other and the three fixed spheres? Surprisingly, yes.

Two men with a problem by Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson presents two more interesting problems.

Starting with MT by Derek Ball

We have some ideas about what to put in place of Hypothesis. But, being retired, it will be a case of finding the time to do it.

A branch meeting in Avon by Kathryn Vaughan, Alf Coles

As I began to reconsider what the activity might be offering, my attention was abruptly taken by the slightly raised voices behind me.

From work-and-walk-by to sherpa-at-work by Paul Drijvers

Paul Drijvers considers teaching practices in mathematics lessons with computers.

News from the web by Marten Gallagher

Our Web Editor describes the new reviews system on the ATM website.

The volume of a doughnut by Martin Griffiths

It is fairly safe to assume that most of your students will at least know what ring doughnuts are.

The referendum on PR by Thomas Colignatus

Voting systems and classroom mathematics.

Splurge diagrams by Kevin Young

Kevin Young shares a technique that lays out the possibilities for a topic.

Simply symmetric by Michael de Villiers

High school textbooks tend to lack symmetry.

Curious number by Jenny Murray

Photocopiable thought-provoker from a long-standing member of ATM.

Small is beautiful after all! by Colin Foster

Colin Foster describes how larger graphs are not necessarily more accurate.

Robin Stewart obituary by Helen Williams

His was a path less trodden, dark in the undergrowth yet all the more illumined for his passing there.

The Euler Line by Peter Mitchell

An extension exercise based on the elementary geometrical constructions in the National Curriculum.