I found his resources great for getting away from the usual maths into problem solving and investigations, most challenged the student and teacher but gave a reality to most of the math we teach.
If you can get hold of any of his books: Fibonacci to Escher, Pascal's Triangle to Kaleidoscopes, Plexers to Building Toothpick Bridges: they will help you change the way you teach maths.
When my son, now 36, was at Intermediate, I was invited to take the class for a cross curricula style unit of work. The one we chose was: Building Toothpick Bridges. In groups they students had an accountant, a designer, a gopher and a builder and they were required to build a bridge, and then test to destruction, given certain design restraints and costs. My son occasionally talks about this and is now a civil engineer-coincidence?
Dale Seymour now has a website showing his many Sculptures as well as a wonderful geometrical garden and house: http://www.seymoursculpture.com/
I hope this might inspire you to think outside the square with your approach to teaching maths
|A Dale Seymour Sculpture|