The Mathematical Association
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There’s a reason why Colin Foster is TS’s current mathematics lesson plan provider of choice – his unforced curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject is combined with a distinct clarity of expression that enables him to convey what seems like a whole world of potential numerical exploration in just a few paragraphs and diagrams. It makes sense, then, that he should choose flowcharts – with their visual elegance and textual simplicity – as the hooks on which to hang this collection of 20 intriguing mathematical adventures. Instantly inviting engagement, and naturally allowing students to extend themselves without undue pressure, the charts are presented with questions and prompts that encourage independent investigation, whilst teacher pages for each task draw attention to relevant mathematical concepts, and suggest ways in which learners might be gently guided towards exciting discoveries.