Advanced Mathematical Team Races : Seventeen Ready-to-Use Activities to Make Learning More Effective and More Engaging
A team race is a classic idea - it as simple as your team wins by answering all the questions correctly in the fastest time!
The author used the idea in a lesson once and it worked so well it became something he did whenever that topic came up, as students enjoyed the activity so much, and the quality of learning and discussion taking place was very high.
The first book in the series Mathematical Team Races for younger students has been widely used in secondary schools.
This second book in the series contains activities based on Advanced Level core mathematics content.
It can be incredibly difficult to find interesting resources as alternatives to a textbook, and hard to engage some post-16 students.
Yet the author has found that post-16 students enjoy these activities just as much as younger ones and they are just as effective in developing their learning.
They still enjoy the competitive nature of the activities and they promote rich discussions in overcoming misconceptions when tackling the problems in small groups.
Paul Hambleton is an experienced teacher working in the UK.