Creative Teaching: Mathematics In The Primary Classroom by Mary BriggsCreative Teaching: Mathematics In The Primary Classroom by Mary Briggs

Creative Teaching: Mathematics In The Primary Classroom

byMary Briggs, Sue DavisEditorMary Briggs

Hardcover | September 23, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 1,225 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil's mathematical thinking potential.

Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Primary Classroomencourages students, trainees and practicing teachers to envision and develop a classroom where children can take risks, enjoy and experiment with mathematical thinking, and discover and pursue their interests and talents in an imaginative yet purposeful way. This second edition contains key updates to reflect the changes to the primary curriculum and includes:

    • new sections on: specialist teaching, parental engagement and approaches to homework;
    • creative classroom environments;
    • working walls, displays and outdoor settings;
    • links to assessment, speaking, listening and learning theory;
    • use of media, film, news and stories for creative learning;
    • cross-curricula work.

Featuring reflective tasks in every chapter, this book will prove essential and inspiring reading for all trainee and practising teachers looking to develop their creative practice.

Aimed at primary and early years trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced teachers, this is a timely publication for teachers and schools seeking to broaden their maths curriculum, making it more creative and appealing to young minds.

Mary Briggsis Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for Early Years and Primary ITE at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Sue Davisis Programme Leader for the Primary PGCE Course and leads the mathematics subject strand for the course at the University of Leicester, UK.
Title:Creative Teaching: Mathematics In The Primary ClassroomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415713854

ISBN - 13:9780415713856

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2. What's my starting point?

3. Creative mathematics

4 Teaching mathematics creatively

5 The classroom environment

6. Different ways of working

7. Different starting points

8 Moving away from worksheets

9 Cross curricula links

10. Specialist teaching and mathematics co-ordination


12. Conclusions