Reading

A job for the summer break is always to think about the organisation of posts and pages of this blog.

The first project is a check on the reading series of pages; this series is devoted to various reading materials – many of which are free!

Looking at the Books (free) page, check that search on Mathematics books by price from lowest to highest on Amazon. If you search on all titles this gives all the free entries which seem to include lots of toddler books and samples. The most relevant results can be worth checking.

Currently, I see CGP’s Head Start to A Level Maths free on Kindle (Physics, Chemistry and Biology are also free), as is this Year 1 A level AQA book.

A post for students with the books listed individually is on Mathematics for students; note the GMAT Practice book with 900+ practice problems.

For puzzle fans perhaps try Henry Ernest Dudeney’s puzzle collection.

Mind Hurdles

Looking at the free offerings, these include Mind Hurdles: Mystery Number – a set of ‘number mysteries’, one or more of which would make a good lesson starter and Henry Ernest Dudeney’s – Amusements in Mathematics a puzzle collection (with solutions). The first set of puzzles will offer a trip down memory lane for those who remember money – pre-decimal! There are several categories of puzzles available.

And do make sure you have Colin Foster’s KS3 books in your collection.

Colin Foster - Instant Maths Ideas
Colin Foster – Instant Maths Ideas

Colin Foster’s KS3 Instant Maths Ideas (3 books) are now freely available online; these contain a wealth of ideas to try in the classroom. Colin Foster is a Reader in  Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University.

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