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.