Risp Books

*Starting Points,*C.S.Banwell. K.D. Saunders, D.S. Tahta

Simply the best mathematics education book I've ever read. Witty, wise and hands-on. Where this site began.

Tarquin 1986 (or earlier?) ISBN 0906212510

*Whatever Next?*Ideas for use on A Level Mathematics Courses,

An ATM activity book, written by a number of teachers.

Lots of excellent ideas, helpfully presented. Encouraged me to experiment for myself.

ATM 1988, ISBN 0900095725

*6th Dimension, Developing Teaching Styles in A Level Mathematics,*

Editor: Laurinda Brown

A wealth of rich and open possibilities for inquisitive mathematicians.

Resources for Learning Development Unit, Bristol, 1986-1988, no ISBN

*Proofs and Refutations,*Imre Lakatos

Effectively argues for a risp-based approach to mathematics, rather than a deductivist one. Some really tough material at times here, but the start is fun and compelling.

Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521290384

*Designing and Using Mathematical Tasks,*John Mason and Sue Johnston-Wilder

Written for the ME825 course*Researching Mathematical Learning,*run by the Open University.

Provides a wonderful philosophical framework for the construction of classroom tasks. Especially strong on a wide range of techniques for presenting any given risp.

The Open University 2004, ISBN 074925534x

*Improving Learning in Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies,*Malcolm Swann

Outlines the philosophy underpinning the Standards Unit material for teaching A Level mathematics released in 2005. A range of ways to breathe life into your classroom.

DFES 2005, Crown Copyright, ISBN 184478537x

*A Handbook on Rich Learning Tasks,*Gary Flewelling with William Higginson

Subtitled 'Realising a Vision of Tomorrow's Mathematics Classroom', this book is full of pithy philosophy concerning the use of risps in mathematics teaching. Especially strong on assessing rich tasks. Written in a warm and accessible style.

Queens University, Ontario, 2001, ISBN - none

Available from the AAMT (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers)