Teachers' Guides

The Nuffield Mathematics Project Teachers' Guides cover the topics of computation and structure, shape and size, and graphs leading to algebra. The books do not cover years, or indeed any specific time; they simply develop themes and therefore show the teacher how to allow one child to progress at a different pace to another.

The guides contain direct teaching suggestions, examples of children's work, and suggestions for class discussions and out-of-school activities. To put the guides in context, an overview of the aims of the project are explained in I do and I understand whilst The story so far attempts to summarise the early Teacher's guides as well as making reference to two of the Weaving guides. The Guide to the guides is an extended and amended version of The story so far but also contains extracts from schemes of work. For those wishing to look ahead to the secondary phase Into Secondary School is a survey of the aims of the project as it would affect middle or secondary school students.

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Beginnings (Triangle Series)

This is the parallel Guide, from the Nuffield Mathematics Project, to Beginnings (Circle series). It deals with the early awareness of both the meaning of number and the relationships which can emerge from everyday experiences of environmental play: measuring, length, capacity, area, time and size.
Publication date:
1960 - 1969

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Mathematics Begins

Mathematics begins (1967) is a revised and enhanced version of the Circle series ‘Beginnings' produced by the Nuffield Mathematics Project. As with the earlier guide it is concerned with students in their first few years at school and how their experiences of life gradually extend their mathematical thinking. As...
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1960 - 1969

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Pictorial Representation

The guide Pictorial representation, from the Nuffield Mathematics Project, was designed to help teachers of students between the ages of 5 and 10. The guide deals with graphical representation in its many aspects. It contains helpful notes for the teachers as well as ideas and examples of students’ work.
Publication date:
1960 - 1969

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Computation and Structure

These guides from the Nuffield Mathematics Project follow on from the Beginnings guide. They deal mainly with number but also cover weights and measures. In Computation and structure 2, the concept of number is further developed. A section on the history of natural numbers and weights and measures (imperial and pre...
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1960 - 1969

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