Motivating Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaged Students

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Motivating Mathematics demonstrates that pupils can be motivated by being given the Big Picture, including a clearer picture of the nature of maths, and by linking topics to the sciences, rather than teaching each topic in isolation. The author emphasises the many virtues of problem-solving, strongly emphasised in secondary education specifications, especially the role of perception, and the ability of pupils to create their own proofs and to appreciate 'cool' ideas and arguments.

David Wells draws on his extensive experience of teaching primary and secondary pupils and his understanding not just of how students think about mathematics, but of how they feel about a subject which so often seems merely a collection of facts and rules to be mastered. This book will be of immediate practical use to teachers and students at all levels.

Anyone involved in mathematics education will benefit from reading this inspiring book, whether classroom teacher, trainer, teacher in training or professional development, or even parent. The book will also be of interest to policy makers and others with an investment in the future of mathematics education.

Readership: Students of maths education and interested parents, professional mathematics teachers and teacher trainers (providers of Continuous Professional Development), and policy makers.

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Motivating Mathematics encourages teachers to explain mathematics in terms that pupils can grasp, and to promote the practical uses of a mathematical education. Based on the problem-solving approach, strongly emphasised in secondary education specifications, the book helps teachers explore with their pupils the wider applications of each topic in favour of cramming lists of facts. David Wells draws primarily on the direct experience of practicing classroom teachers who are close to the learning/teaching situation, offering a unique 'insider' treatment compared with many existing academic works on mathematics education. The book will therefore be of immediate practical use to classroom teachers and their students. Anyone involved in mathematics education will benefit from reading this inspiring book, whether classroom teacher, trainer, teacher in training or professional development, or even parent. The book will also be of interest to policy makers and others with an investment in the future of mathematics education.

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"David Wells has combined novel learning activities with an insightful survey of mathematics education. He unerringly identifies the key issues in teaching and learning ... It is a very accessible discussion that will be valuable to all those involved in mathematics education." -- Dr Paul Brown, Lead Teacher, Carmel School, Perth, Australia

"This will be a useful book for maths teachers, especially the many young teachers who need some support with their subject knowledge and with ideas for teaching approaches." -- Professor Margaret Brown, Prof of Mathematics Education, Kings College London

"David Wells writes in a way that is both illuminating to experts in mathematics and accessible to non-experts... this book offers an essential critique and points to ways in which school mathematics education could be motivating because it's interesting." -- Professor Brian Greer, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

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