The reading series of pages is devoted to various reading materials – most of which are free!

I have added a new page to easily access the recent Ofsted publication, Coordinating mathematical success: the mathematics subject report, a new subject report into maths teaching has been published by Ofsted, See NCETM’s news item including a one-minute video summarising the main findings.

Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes has produced a very clear written and visual summary.

Charlotte Hawthorne has very helpfully produced the Ofsted report as a Word document and also a pdf.

Looking at the Books (free) page, note GMAT Foundations of Math – 900+ Practice problems (see also GMAT Math Practice).

Recently added to the page, published in 2023, Mathematics Curriculum Reforms Around the World, the 24th ICMI study is an Open Access publication which can be downloaded for free.

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

Mind Hurdles

Looking at the free Kindle 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

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

The research pages include many useful summaries.

For example, George Stone’s (@DrStoneMaths) one slide summaries of interesting educational research papers.

On the subject of Interleaving, remember the Practice Guides by Cognitive Scientists available from the Retrieval Practice Library.

Retrieval Practice Library –

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