This large collection of mathematics resources was produced by Eigen Publications during the period 1983 – 1987. It was almost exclusively written by Dave Kirkby and Des Wilson who set up Eigen Publications.
The material in the collection consists of a large number of A5 booklets (nominally 12 to 16 pages) intended for teachers, two very original teaching aids (the Eigen Square and Face Cards) with supporting material and challenge cards for student use.
The material includes games, investigations, problem solving activities, challenges and many activities which involve students in active learning - often using simple equipment.
The collection consists of the following series of resources:
Maths in Sport
Number Activities in the Classroom
Shape Activity Booklets
The Early Years material is aimed at Key Stage One and the remaining material for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three, with the main emphasis on Key Stage Two. However, some of this latter material could be used with slightly younger students.
Most of the booklets give a wealth of ideas, some of which were later found in similar form in Primary Strategy material – for example the use of arrow cards which is the focus of four of the booklets in Number Activities in the Classroom.
The booklets are emphatically intended to provide ideas for teachers; they provide material which can very quickly be turned into interactive classroom activities.
This collection of resources was published mainly between 1983 and 1987. The mathematical content is still very relevant; some of the teaching approaches were adopted by National Strategy materials.
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This material from Eigen Publications consists of 12 booklets and two sides of a set of cards. These are: • Flapjack – teachers’ notes and cards (Material for teaching early number) • Maths Activity in the Early Years 1 Flap Jacks • Maths Activity in the Early Years 2 Step on It • Maths Activity…
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The Eigen Square, from Eigen Publications is a fun, tactile teaching tool which really engages Key Stage Two students. Unfortunately it needs to be made! It can be easily constructed from two squares of transparent sticky-backed plastic and 16 double sided digit cards. The views of the front and back of the Eigen Square give an indication…
These nine A5 booklets from Eigen Publications, each of about 12 pages, split into two groups. Four of the booklets provide activities that use arrow cards to support the understanding of place value and the other five booklets are independent and look at specific numerical activities. The authors state that the materials have been…
These 22 A5 booklets from Eigen Publications contain a large number of games which almost exclusively focus on developing understanding of number and practicing number skills. In most cases the title gives a clear indication of the mathematical focus area and those that don’t cut across several aspects of number. There are…
These 14 A5 booklets from Eigen Publications contain a very wide range of activities that provide practical approaches to shape which use relatively simple equipment. Virtually all of the activities focus on using correct mathematical language and encourage students to describe shapes using their properties. The booklets are written…
Resource by: Eigen Publications