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Teaching mathematics creatively

Teaching mathematics creatively

Pound, Linda; Lee, Trisha

'Teaching Maths Creatively' offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practicing teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching

eBook, Paperback, Hardback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Linda Pound and Trisha Lee
ISBN: 020384050X, 0415575915, 0415575923, 9780203840504, 9780415575911, 9780415575928
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 152 p. ; 25 cm.
Series: The learning to teach in the primary school series
Subject: Education.; Mathematics education; Mathematics Study and teaching (Elementary) Great Britain.; Primary education
Series Title: Learning to teach in the primary school series.


  1. What counts as mathematics?
  2. I hate maths! - Positive feelings, creative dispositions and mathematics
  3. Problem-finding and problem-solving
  4. Talking and thinking about mathematics
  5. Real maths!
  6. Story maths
  7. Giant maths
  8. Mathematics at the heart of the curriculum?
  9. Mathematics and the world beyond the classroom
  10. Building mathematical understanding: construction and architecture
  11. Music and mathematics
  12. Playful teaching

Author note

Linda Poundhas great educational experience and has published extensively in the fields of learning and creative maths. She is an Early Years Education Consultant and a regular contributor to Nursery World.

Trisha Leeis Founder and Artistic Director of MakeBelieve Arts, a social enterprise offering innovative, high quality theatre and education programmes to develop the creative potential of children aged 2 to 15, based in Deptford, London, UK.


"This book offers both a fantastic insight and vision for developing a creative classroom which encourages active engagement, collaboration, choice and learner-driven feedback.

The authors show that in promoting a creative learning environment you can encourage richer conceptions of learning and the development of a learning community that enables children to make plans, review their experiences which then enhances their predictive and analytical abilities and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and the choices they make." - Glenys Ingham, Headteacher at Myatt Garden Primary School, London, UK

"With dramatic flair, Trisha Lee and Linda Pound combine their unique knowledge of theatre and education to demonstrate new ways of teaching maths. And guess what? It's all about telling stories and acting out ideas, just the thing children love to do. Page by page, the authors show us how to trust a playful approach and join the children in imagining a life of mathematical thinking." - Vivian Gussin Paley

"Teaching Mathematics Creativelyis a valuable resource for mathematics education researchers at the elementary school level. Recommended. "-Choice