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By William Higginson, Eileen Phillips, Rena Upitis, David Pimm

ISBN-10: 0203445570

ISBN-13: 9780203445570

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This booklet exhibits how artistic maths can really paintings. Exploring the ways that maths talents could be realized via cross-curricular actions according to visible arts and tune, the booklet provides maths as a significant and intriguing topic which holds no fears for kids. The authors understand that whereas maths-phobia prevails in our more and more mathematicised global, attitudes and methods to educating the topic have to be reviewed, and matters corresponding to gender stereotyping, which inspire maths-apathy, must be tackled at an early level. inside this number of classroom-based tales are certain examples of integrative mathematic tasks; those will provide lecturers the boldness to attempt out cross-curricular actions of their periods. The booklet additionally offers help with tricky components similar to overview, making plans and improvement. interesting to learn in its personal correct this publication will attract the professional and non-specialist alike.

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The days that Eileen led the class in open explorations of tessellations (during ‘regular’ maths classes) gave me the privileged opportunity of watching Eileen’s expert mediation and considerable teaching skill. In just two classes, she not only teased out the Grade 3 pupils’ knowledge of tessellations, but helped them articulate it to the Grade 4 pupils, related it to work that the class had done a month earlier on tangrams, taught a quick lesson on colour mixing (we had only the primary colours for silk painting), and had all of the pupils creating several rough sketches of tessellating patterns they might use on their cards.

I believe that the work which Eileen and Rena and their young co-workers have done is of critical importance, not just for the teaching of mathematics, but also for the very active, wider debate concerning priorities for, and approaches to, public education. One aspect of the discipline of mathematics which is of special importance to its devotees is that of ‘proof’. More than with any other humanly-constructed artifact, there is, once certain logical criteria have been met, a sense of sureness in mathematics.

This was a fantastic activity, and caused great excitement amongst the children and adults in the room. The work was skilful and beautiful. Eileen and I were delighted to see that many of the cards created by the children were more appealing than our own. It was also interesting to note that Eileen and I, as well as the mothers who came in to help, found that the Grade 3 children generally produced better work than the Grade 4 children, even though they were a year younger and therefore potentially disadvantaged in terms of the fine-motor skills required for this kind of work.

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