The MultipliXing book contains a total of 100 tasks for students, organised into 20 weekly sets of five daily tasks.
It is specifically written with the needs of mathematics teachers in mind – and indeed anyone else involved in mathematics education – and aims to provide an informative commentary alongside the aforementioned tasks, all of which involve the application of multiplicative reasoning.
The tasks themselves are aimed principally at students in lower secondary school, and have been designed to provide students and teachers with a fresh perspective on multiplicative reasoning, thus expanding the breadth and potential scope of students’ thinking and understanding.
It’s hoped that this approach will help teachers adapt and refine their teaching methods in ways that acknowledge, and subsequently build on students’ efforts at making sense of the tasks they’ve been set.
MultipliXing is written by Dietmar Küchemann, author of Algebradabra and Algeburble – both of which have been described as rare teaching resources that build up algebraic thinking, and are constructed on, and around, a clear understanding of generality and cognition.
All three titles are published by The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM).
- Copies of the book are accompanied by more than 100 PDF slides for use in the classroom.
- The ATM was first established in 1952, to encourage the teaching and learning of mathematics by relating more closely to the needs of the learner.
- The book is priced at £10.80 for ATM members and £14.40 for non-members.