- 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)