Book Review: Outstanding Maths Lessons – 100 Ideas by @MichaelOllerton

Teaching maths at a secondary level can be a real challenge. Pressures are mounted to get pupils achieving high graded qualifications by the time they leave at the age of 16. Finding inspiration and ideas to help pupils progress can frustrate, but in ‘100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Mathematics Lessons’ written by Mike Ollerton, there are a great mix of ideas to support and engage those pupils who “don’t get maths”!

The book covers topics including algebra, fractions, geometry and measurement, as well as domino and dice games, plus an exciting study of Fibonacci. Many of the ideas start from simple concepts that can become more challenging, allowing for differentiation and motivation. The book is also packed with teaching tips, step-by-step instructions and diagrams.

Passing your enthusiasm towards mathematics is achievable, and Ollerton shows that, with a little thought and fun, even the most disconcerting students can have fun with numbers, helping them develop an appreciation of the subject.

Published by Bloomsbury, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Mathematics Lessons and written by Mike Ollerton, the RRP is £12.99*, available by clicking the image above.

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