Problems, questions and creativity
Jennifer Piggott explains how teachers can nurture students’ creativity in mathematics by treating problems as invitations to enquiry.
Can you be creative in maths?
Liz Pumfrey and Charlie Gilderdale set out the conditions for maths to be considered a creative subject.
Frameworks for arguments
John Waters and Daniel Meredith introduce tools to sharpen pupils’ thinking in secondary schools
Homework and standards
John Waters considers how homework assignments could become more valuable and less time consuming for teachers and students
A Review of The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Summarization in Any Subject: 50 techniques to improve Student learning, Developing a Thinking Classroom, Understanding by Design and Teaching With Rich Concepts
Thinking School Programme
Many schools teach thinking skills in some form or another. However, an increasing number are taking a more coherent whole–school approach and recognising that a change in culture will bring far greater rewards.
Meet the Nim family
Jennifer Piggott and members of the NRICH team introduce Nim–like games to help children think creatively in mathematics
What’s this got to do with maths?
Jane Holden reports from a secondary school on a project to raise achievement in maths using drama
The ukulele revolution starts here!
Tim and Amanda Lewis discover that the ukulele is an ideal instrument for developing children’s musical creativity