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Category 2 Bronze award
Annette Hessen Bjerke, Tom-Erik Kroknes, Olaug Ellen Lona Svingen
H. Aschehoug Co
Novel approach of presenting mathematical problems (comic)
Discussion and group work on mathematical problems encourage collaboration
Excellent differentiation throughout
Online fun games are motivating for the learners
Interesting, non-realistic but enchanting illustrations
Each textbook displays five chapters on the first spreads well organized with colours as symbols; this gives the material a good structure.
Each chapter opens with clear learning goals explicitly presented to the learners, important terms to be learned, a special exercise as a start and a motivating cartoon.
Each topic (inside the chapters) starts with clear examples that serve as a background for the learners' exercises. A bat serves as the learners' good adviser and gives useful hints.
Multicultural issues are presented through illustrations and names.
The illustrations are funny and imaginative, and therefore motivating for the learners.
The learning material takes differentiation into consideration as both textbooks and workbooks have tasks for all learners at three levels ('spor' 1, 2 and 3, organized by colours).
The tasks are clearly marked for individual and cooperative work.
The teachers' guide has a good introduction to the pedagogical ideas in the material, and many extra tasks to each chapter and each topic within the chapters.
Each chapter has a helpful short summary.
The cover page of 6B conveys the essence of mathematics, i.e. abstraction.
The tasks and exercises presented in the textbooks are relevant to world of the learners in terms of content as well as difficulty
The teacher's handbooks are well planned guides for inexperienced teachers
The materials present a rich mathematical world to the learners with age relevant illustrations.
Many possibilities for discussion and work in smaller groups are provided - conversations between the learners as well as different levels of problem-solving are offered throughout the material.