**Siobhan King is a Mathematics Adviser at Herts for Learning**

I have been thinking about maths text books: what they add to lessons and how they can be used effectively. I am a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel and know that teacher time is finite and exceptionally valuable. Furthermore, I agree with Tim Oates’ assertion that “high quality textbooks ** support **both teachers and pupils – they free teachers up to concentrate on refining pedagogy and developing engaging, effective learning.” (Oates, 2014, p4) Continue reading “So you have textbooks…so what?”