My vision is to help children experience maths – visual, deep maths – in all its richness. To this end, I’m passionate about creating a range of user-friendly resources that will help time-pressured teachers to deliver great maths lessons on a day-to-day basis. And to make these resources truly outstanding I need your help!
Future plans, your help
I’ve recently finished writing the range of I See Reasoning eBooks. Much to my amazement, over 800 people signed up to trial I See Reasoning – KS1. The feedback that people gave was extremely helpful. Over the next few years I will write many more resources, and I want to involve as many teachers as possible in the creation of these products (this time with trial materials being sent from the earliest conception of a product). You tell me which tasks really work, and how each idea could be better. I’m working on these ideas next:
- A resource which represents maths concepts visually using a sequence of clearly constructed, step-by-step images. The first versions of this will be aimed at KS2.
- A resource helping children to become effective problem-solvers. It will be made up of my favourite problem-solving tasks, broken down with the necessary scaffolds and supports that help children to see the underlying mathematical structure of each problem.
- A resource for EYFS that is a follow-up to the I See Reasoning range, but delivered in a format more suited to an Early Years provision.
I’m after a team of people who will trial these ideas in their classrooms, let me know what they think of them and tell me how they can be improved. No strings attached, it’s all free, there’s no obligation to reply. The ideas will be plentiful and thought-provoking. You may well get lots of free, useful tasks that never end up being published!
If you are up for it sign up here. Please share this blog too, it would be great to get as many educators on board as possible. Thanks!