I was very fortunate to meet Don Steward this morning at Huddersfield University. He ran a session for us about creativity and challenge in maths for 11-16 year olds. It was a really great blend of teaching strategies, activity ideas and very challenging open questions about strange number patterns and sequences that had all of us falling in love with our subject all over again. I may write a little more about it at another time, but for now, I wanted to share Don’s presentations and activity slides with you. He has very kindly allowed me to host them here to reach a wider audience than just the attendees. Links are underneath the set of pictures. If you haven’t discovered Don Steward yet, what are you waiting for?!
This simple game is good for a plenary or starter based around teaching sequences. It’s two player (or two teams) so be prepared for a rowdy bit of competition.