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**Academic
articles (peer-reviewed)**

Foster, C. (2017).
Developing
mathematical fluency: Comparing exercises and rich tasks. *Educational
Studies in Mathematics*. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-017-9788-x

Inglis, M.,
& Foster, C. (in press). Five decades of mathematics education research. *Journal
for Research in Mathematics Education*.

Foster, C.,
& Inglis, M. (2017). Teachers’
appraisals of adjectives relating to mathematics tasks. *Educational
Studies in Mathematics*, *95*(3), 283–301. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-017-9750-y

Foster, C. (2016).
Confidence
and competence with mathematical procedures. *Educational Studies in Mathematics*,
*91*(2), 271–288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-015-9660-9

Wake, G., Swan, M., & Foster, C.
(2016). Professional
learning through the collaborative design of problem-solving lessons. *Journal
of Mathematics Teacher Education, 19*(2), 243–260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10857-015-9332-9

Foster, C.,
& De Villiers, M. (2016). The
definition of the scalar product: An analysis and critique of a classroom
episode. *International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and
Technology*, *47*(5), 750–761. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2015.1117148

Foster, C.
(2015). Closed
but provocative questions: Curves enclosing unit area.* International
Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, *46*(5),
776–783. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2014.992989

Foster, C. (2015).
Exploiting
unexpected situations in the mathematics classroom. *International
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education**,* *13*(5), 1065–1088. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-014-9515-3

Foster, C. (2015). The convergent–divergent model: An opportunity for teacher–learner
development through principled task design. *Educational
Designer, 2*(8).

Foster, C.
(2014). Minimal interventions
in the teaching of mathematics. *European Journal of Science and
Mathematics Education*, *2*(3), 147–154.

Foster, C.
(2014). Confidence
trick: The interpretation of confidence intervals. *Canadian Journal of
Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education**,* *14*(1), 23–34. https://doi.org/10.1080/14926156.2014.874615

Foster, C.
(2013). Resisting
reductionism in mathematics pedagogy. *Curriculum Journal,* *24*(4),
563–585. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2013.828630

Foster, C.
(2013). Mathematical
études: Embedding opportunities for developing procedural fluency within rich
mathematical contexts. *International Journal of Mathematical Education
in Science and Technology*, *44*(5), 765–774. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2013.770089

Foster, C.
(2012). Creationism
as a misconception: Socio-cognitive conflict in the teaching of evolution. *International
Journal of Science Education*, *34*(14), 2171–2180. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2012.692102

Foster, C.
(2011). A slippery
slope: Resolving cognitive conflict in mechanics. *Teaching Mathematics
and its Applications*, *30*(4), 216–221. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrr015

Foster, C.
(2011). Peripheral
mathematical knowledge.* For the Learning of Mathematics*, *31*(3),
24–26.

Foster, C.
(2011). Productive
ambiguity in the learning of mathematics. *For the Learning of Mathematics*,
*31*(2), 3–7.

**Book
chapter (peer-reviewed)**

Swan, M., & Foster, C. (2017).
Formative assessment lessons. In D. R. Thompson, M. Burton, A. Cusi, & D.
Wright (Eds), *Classroom assessment in mathematics: Perspectives from around
the globe* (in press). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

**Book
reviews (peer-reviewed)**

Foster, C. (2017). [Review
of the book *Validity in educational and psychological assessment, *by P.
E. Newton & S. D. Shaw]. *Research in Mathematics Education*, *19*(2),
108–111. https://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2017.1318086

Foster, C. (2014). [Review
of the book *How to study for a mathematics degree*, by L. Alcock]. *Mathematical
Gazette*, *98*(542), 377–378.

Foster, C. (2013). [Review
of the book *Teaching with tasks for effective mathematics learning*, by
P. Sullivan, D. Clarke & B. Clarke]. *Research in Mathematics
Education*, *15*(3), 309–313. https://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2013.830357

**Conference
proceedings (peer-reviewed)**

Swan, M., & Foster, C. (2016). Formative
assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving. *Proceedings
of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education*. University of
Hamburg, Germany: ICME.

Kent, G., & Foster, C. (2016). Re-conceptualising
conceptual understanding in mathematics. In K. Krainer, & N. Vondrová
(Eds), *Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of European Research in Mathematics
Education (CERME9): Thematic Working Group 17 *(pp. 2656–2661). Charles
University, Prague, Czech Republic: CERME.

Wake, G., Foster, C., & Swan, M.
(2016). Understanding
issues in teaching mathematical modelling: lessons from lesson study. In K.
Krainer, & N. Vondrová (Eds), *Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of
European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME9): Thematic Working Group 6 *(pp.
937–943). Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic: CERME.

Foster, C., Wake, G., & Swan, M.
(2014). Mathematical
knowledge for teaching problem solving: Lessons from lesson study. In S. Oesterle,
C. Nicol, P. Liljedahl, & D. Allan (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Joint
Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36*, Vol. 3, pp. 97–104. Vancouver, Canada:
PME.

Wake, G., Foster, C., & Swan, M.
(2014). Understanding
issues in mathematical problem solving and modelling: Lessons from lesson study.
In S. Oesterle, C. Nicol, P. Liljedahl, & D. Allan (Eds.), *Proceedings
of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36*, Vol. 6, p. 259. Vancouver,
Canada: PME.

Foster, C. (2014). “Can’t
you just tell us the rule?” Teaching procedures relationally. In S. Pope (Ed.), *Proceedings of the 8 ^{th} British Congress of
Mathematics Education, *Vol. 34, No. 2

Wake, G., Foster, C., & Swan, M.
(2014). Teacher
knowledge for modelling and problem solving. In S. Pope
(Ed.), *Proceedings of the 8 ^{th} British Congress of Mathematics
Education, *Vol. 34, No. 2

Wake, G., Foster, C., & Swan, M.
(2013). A
theoretical lens on lesson study: Professional learning across boundaries.
In A.M. Lindmeier & A. Heinze (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 37th Conference
of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*,
Vol. 4 (pp. 369–376). Kiel, Germany: PME.

**Professional
articles (peer-reviewed)**

Foster, C. (2016).
Proof
without words: Integer right triangle hypotenuses without Pythagoras. *The
College Mathematics Journal*, *47*(2), 101. https://doi.org/10.4169/college.math.j.47.2.101

Foster, C., &
Martin, D. (2016). Two-dice
horse race. *Teaching Statistics*, *38*(3), 98–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/test.12108
(Spreadsheet resource xlsm)

Foster, C.
(2015). Expression
polygons. *Mathematics Teacher, 109*(1), 62–65. (Resource sheet doc)

Foster, C.
(2014). Equal
volumes of revolution. *Mathematical Gazette*, *98*(543), 504–507.

Foster, C.
(2014). Getting
goose bumps about teaching evolution. *Primary Science*, *131*,
5–7.

Foster, C.
(2013). Problems
with generalising: Pythagoras in *n* dimensions. *Australian Senior
Mathematics Journal, 27*(1), 8–11.

Foster, C. (2012). How
to manipulate test scores. *The College Mathematics Journal*, *43*(2),
121–122. https://doi.org/10.4169/college.math.j.43.2.121

Foster, C.
(2012). Working
without a safety net. *The Australian Mathematics Teacher*, *68*(2),
25–29.

Foster, C.
(2012). The
probability distribution for a biased spinner. *Teaching Statistics*, *34*(1),
41–43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2011.00481.x

Foster, C.
(2012). Quadratic
doublets. *Mathematical Gazette*, *96*(536),
264–266.

Foster, C.
(2012). Squares
within squares.* **Mathematical** Gazette*,
*96*(536), 328–331.

Foster, C.
(2012). Symmetrical
cubics. *Mathematical Gazette*, *96*(536),
109–112.

Foster, C.
(2012). Orthogonal
mappings. *Mathematical Gazette*,
*96*(536), 112–115.

Foster, C.
(2012). Taking
a short cut through Pascal’s triangle. *Mathematical Gazette*,
*96*(536), 142–145.

Foster, C.
(2012). When
is a parabola not a parabola? *Mathematics Teacher*, *105*(7),
486–487.

Foster, C. (2011). Student-generated
questions in mathematics teaching. *Mathematics Teacher*, *105*(1),
26–31.

Foster, C.
(2011). The
significance of a square-root rule. *The American Statistician,* *65*(4),
222. https://doi.org/10.1198/tas.2011.11160

Foster, C.
(2011). A
comment on Schnell and Mendoza. *Mathematical Gazette*, *95*(533),
357.

Foster, C.
(2010). A
fortuitous value. *Mathematical Gazette*, *94*(530),
335.

Foster, C.
(2009). Isometric
graphs. *Mathematical Gazette*, *93*(527),
289–292.

Foster, C.
(2009). Knowing
your limitations. *Teaching Statistics*,
*31*(2), 59–60. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2009.00349.x

Foster, C.
(2008). Avoiding
Pythagoras. *Mathematical Gazette*, *92*(523),
110–111.

**Other
articles**

Foster, C., & Inglis, M. (2017). How
do you describe mathematics tasks? *Mathematics Teaching*, *257*, XX–XX.

Foster, C. (2017). Questions pupils
ask: What is the net for a parallelepiped?* Mathematics in School*,

Foster, C. (2017). Questions pupils
ask: Is i irrational?* Mathematics in School*,

Foster, C. (2017). Questions pupils
ask: What is the formula for factorial?* Mathematics in School*,

Foster, C., & Martin, D. (2017).
Playing with dice.* Mathematics in School*, *46*(5), 26–27.

Foster, C. (2017). Buying
coffee. *Symmetry Plus*, *64*, 19.

Foster, C. (2017). Questions
pupils ask: Can I just move the decimal point?* Mathematics in School*,
*46*(4), 39.

Foster, C. (2017). Always up
to?* Mathematics in School*, *46*(4), 30–31.

Foster, C. (2017). A fitting
challenge. *Teach Secondary*, *6*(6), 48–49. (Full
lesson plan)

Foster, C. (2017). Making quadratics.
*Teach Secondary*, *6*(5), 31. (Full
lesson plan [pdf]
and resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2017). Mathematical etudes. NRICH article available at: https://nrich.maths.org/13206

Foster, C.
(2017). Pink
paint. *Teach Secondary*, *6*(4), 32. (Full
lesson plan [pdf])

Foster, C. (2017). Reaching
the 100th square.* Mathematics in School*, *46*(3), 32–34.

Foster, C. (2017). Counting zeroes. *Symmetry Plus*,
*63*, 18.

Foster, C. (2017). Hit ten! *Teach
Secondary*, *6*(3), 37. (Full
lesson plan [pdf] and
resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2017). Newspaper pages.
*Teach Secondary*, *6*(2), 36–38.

Foster, C. (2017). Inferring
sample size.* Mathematics in School*, *46*(2), 32–33.

Foster, C.
(2017). Surprise,
surprise! *Teach Secondary*, *6*(1), 42–44.

Foster, C. (2017). Carrying
your provisions.* Mathematics in School*,
*46*(1), 30.

Foster, C. (2016). Mind your head!
*Teach Secondary*, *5*(8), 30–32.

Foster, C. (2016). Family
negotiations.* Mathematics in School*, *45*(5), 10–11.

Foster, C. (2016). Sports centre. *Teach
Secondary*, *5*(7), 29–31. (Resource sheets: bar charts pdf;
main task sheets: pdf)

Foster, C. (2016). Clock watching. *Symmetry Plus*,
*61*, 7.

Foster, C. (2016). Rolls
of the dice. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(6), 43–45. (Spreadsheet
resource xlsx)

Foster, C.
(2016). Making
products. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(5), 31–33.

Foster, C. (2016). Abdul
and Bella. *Symmetry Plus*, *60*, 4.

Foster, C. (2016). Hopping
along. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(4), 31–33. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2016). Questions
pupils ask: Why isn’t 1 a prime number? *Mathematics in School*,*
45*(3), 12–13.

Foster, C. (2016). Confidence and ‘negative’
marking. *Mathematics Teaching*, *251*, 11–13.

Foster, C. (2016). All
square. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(3), 33–35.

Foster, C. (2016). Thirty
factors.* Mathematics in School*,
*45*(2),25–27.

Foster, C. (2016). The
simple life. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(2), 31–33. (Resource sheet pdf;
NRICH version: https://nrich.maths.org/13207)

Foster, C. (2016). Sums
of pairs. *Symmetry Plus*, ** 59**,
14–16.

Foster, C. (2016). Painting
a wall. *Teach Secondary*, *5*(1), 29–31. (Resource sheet pdf,
docx)

Foster, C. (2015). Plus-minus
graphs. *Scottish Mathematical Council Journal, 44*, 52–53.

Foster, C. (2015). Where
does the third come from? *Scottish Mathematical Council Journal, 44*,
59–62.

Foster, C. (2015). Clock
watching. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(8), 31–32. (Spreadsheet resource
xls)

Foster, C. (2015). Questions
pupils ask: Where does the third come from? *Mathematics in School*,
*44*(5), 13–16. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2015). Symmetry
combinations. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(7), 43–45. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2015). Observing other subjects.*
Mathematics Teaching*, *248*, 21.

Foster, C. (2015). The
meaning of the mean. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(6), 37–39. (Resource
sheet pdf)

Foster, C., Ollerton, M., & Watson,
A. (2015). Knowing and not
knowing how a task for use in a mathematics classroom might develop.* Mathematics
Teaching*, *247*, 5–8.

Foster, C. (2015). The
shortest way. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(5), 33–35. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2015). Shaping
up. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(4), 33–35. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2015). Crossing
lines. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(3), 31–33.

Foster, C. (2015). Prime
suspects. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(2), 41–43. (Resource sheet pdf
and completed sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2015). Repeated
rotations. *Teach Secondary*, *4*(1), 35–37. (Resource sheet pdf
and *Geogebra* files ggb,
ggb)

Foster, C. (2015). Questions
pupils ask: Doubly positive.* Mathematics in School**, 44*(2), 34–35.

Foster, C. (2015). Fitting
shapes inside shapes: Closed but provocative questions.* Mathematics
in School**, 44*(2), 12–14.

Foster, C. (2014). The
power of puzzles. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(8), 34–35. (Resource
sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2014). What’s
the deal? *Teach Secondary*, *3*(7), 34–35. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2014). Teaching to the test – a
parable. *Mathematics Teaching*, *242*, 33.

Foster, C. (2014). Sweet
solutions. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(6), 46–47.

Griffiths, J., & Foster, C.
(2014). “Bath mat” versus
“bar mat”. *Mathematics Teaching*, *241*, 18–21.

Foster, C. (2014). Sum
fractions. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(5), 48–49. (NRICH version: https://nrich.maths.org/13205)

Foster, C. (2014). Angle
chasing. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(4), 40–41. (Resource sheets pdf)

Foster, C. (2014). Mathematical fluency *without*
drill and practice. *Mathematics Teaching*, *240*, 5–7.

Foster, C. (2014). Being
inclusive.* Mathematics in School*,* 43*(3), 12–13.

Foster, C. (2014). Going
with the flow. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(3), 43–45. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2014). Questions
pupils ask: Why isn’t pi a whole number?* Mathematics in School*,*
43*(2), 37–38.

Foster, C. (2014). Simultaneous
inequalities.* Mathematics in School*, *43*(2), 34–35.

Foster, C. (2014). Arithmagons.
*Teach Secondary*, *3*(2), 57–59.

Foster, C. (2014). Being
mean about the mean.* Mathematics in School*, *43*(1),
32–33.

Foster, C. (2013). Staying
on the page. *Teach Secondary*, *3*(1), 57–59. (Resource sheet pdf)

Foster, C. (2013). Cancelling
out. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(8), 47–49. (Resource sheet pdf, doc)

Foster, C. (2013). Coining
queries. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(7), 25–27.

Foster, C. (2013). Plenty
of lolly. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(6), 49–51.

Foster, C. (2013). Growing
shapes. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(5), 30–32.

Foster, C. (2013). Rich
pickings. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(4), 32–34.

Foster, C. (2013). Non-linear
inequalities. *Mathematics in School*, *42*(3),
31–33.

Foster, C. (2013). Precise
perimeters. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(3), 30–32.

Foster, C. (2013). A
3-sided story. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(2), 32–34.

Foster, C. (2013). Unequal
reasoning. *Mathematics in School*, *42*(1),
19–21.

Foster, C. (2013). Treat
creationism as a misconception. *Science Education Review*, *11*(3),
54–55.

Back, J., Foster, C., Tomalin, J.,
Mason, J., Swan, M., & Watson, A. (2013). Tasks and their place in
mathematics teaching and learning – part 2. *Mathematics Teaching*, *232*,
6–8.

Foster, C. (2013). Connected
quadratics. *Teach Secondary*, *2*(1), 46–48.

Foster, C. (2012). Connected
expressions. *Mathematics in School*, *41*(5),
32–33.

Foster, C. (2012). Straight
to the point. *Learning and Teaching Mathematics*, *13*, 6–10.

Foster, C. (2012). Shape
up. *Teach Secondary*, *1*(5), 24–26.

Back, J., Foster, C., Tomalin, J.,
Mason, J., Swan, M., & Watson, A. (2012). Tasks and their place in
mathematics teaching and learning – part 1. *Mathematics Teaching*, *231*,
33–37.

Foster, C. (2012). The
what factor? *Teach Secondary*, *1*(4), 56–58.

Foster, C. (2012). Triangular
roots. *Mathematical Spectrum*, *45*(1), 8–9.

Foster, C. (2012). What’s
the point? *Teach Secondary*, *1*(3), 39–41.

Foster, C. (2012). Questions
pupils ask: a straight question. *Mathematics in School*, *41*(4),
31–34.

Foster, C. (2012). Parking problem. *Mathematics
Teaching*, *229*, 47–48.

Foster, C. (2012). Changing
the subject. *Teach Secondary*, *1*(2), 33–35.

Foster, C. (2012). HCF
and LCM – Beyond procedures. *Mathematics in School*, *41*(3),
30–32.

Foster, C. (2012). Trigonometry
*without* right angles. *Mathematical Spectrum*, *44*(3),
98–101.

Foster, C. (2012). Odd
and even fractions. *Mathematical Spectrum*, *44*(2), 69–72.

Foster, C. (2012). A
day at the *c*-side: Introducing Pythagoras’ theorem. *Teach
Secondary*, *1*(1), 30–33.

Foster, C. (2012). Plus–minus
graphs. *Mathematics in School*, *41*(2), 32–33.

Foster, C. (2011). Sandbox:
Rooting for you. *Math Horizons, 19*(2), 30.

Foster, C. (2011). A picture is worth a
thousand exercises. *Mathematics Teaching*, *224*, 10–11. (Extra material)

Foster, C. (2011). Straight
dice. *Symmetry Plus*, *45*(2), 9–10.

Foster, C. (2011). Small is beautiful after all.
*Mathematics Teaching*, *222*, 38–39.

Foster, C. (2011). Marking time. *Mathematics
Teaching*, *222*, 3–6.

Foster, C. (2011). Clock
problem: 469. *The New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal*, *61*(2),
92.

Foster, C. (2011). Table
settings. *Symmetry Plus*, *44***(1)**,
6–7.

Foster, C. (2011). Questions
pupils ask: odd questions pupils ask. *Mathematics in School*, *40*(1),
34–35.

Foster, C. (2010). A formula for a square root.
*Mathematics Teaching*, *220*, 6.

Foster, C. (2009, March 12). Consistency
– it’s a foolish obsession. *SecEd*, p. 6.

Foster, C. (2009). Reflections on editing *MT*
2005–2008. *Mathematics Teaching*, *212*, 3.

Foster, C. (2008). Connected
codes. *Journal of Recreational Mathematics*, *37*(2), 119–121.

Foster, C. (2008, November 28). String along.
*Times
Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 30.

Foster, C. (2008, November 21). Dead good.
*Times
Educational Supplement – Magazine*, p. 30.

Foster, C. (2008, November 7). Add some
fun. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 31.

Foster, C. (2008). Questions
pupils ask: how many detentions will I get? *Mathematics in School*, *37*(5),
26–27.

Foster, C. (2008, October 31). Anyone
for consistency? *Times Educational Supplement –
Magazine*, p. 62.

Foster, C. (2008, October 24). Who is
missing? *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 36.

Foster, C. (2008, September 26). Exam
boards should stick to examining. *Times Educational Supplement*,
p. 45.

Foster, C. (2008, September 5). Ready
to shake on it. *Times Educational Supplement*, p. 34.

Foster, C. (2008, August 8). Element
of surprise keeps learning alive. *Times Educational Supplement*,
p. 21.

Foster, C. (2008, July 18). Touching
story. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 30.

Foster, C. (2008). Making
twelve. *Journal of Recreational Mathematics*, *37*(1), 74.

Foster, C. (2008, June 6). Name your
price. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 34.

Foster, C. (2008, May 23). If the answer is instant, the question is pointless. *Times
Educational Supplement*, p. 33.

Foster, C. (2008). Higher
priorities. *Mathematics in School*, *37*(3), 17.

Foster, C. (2008). Leaping around. *Mathematics
Teaching*, *208*, 48.

Foster, C. (2008, March 13). All
my own work? *SecEd*, p. 7.

Foster, C. (2008, March 7). You’re
having a graph. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
pp. 58–59.

Foster, C. (2008, January 25). In the
area. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 52.

Foster, C. (2008, January 18). Beware
the rise of helicopter teachers. *Times Educational Supplement*,
p. 29.

Foster, C. (2007). Twenty–one
forever! *Journal of Recreational Mathematics*, *36*(3), 194–195.

Foster, C. (2007, December 14). Counting
cubes. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 45.

Foster, C. (2007, November 8). Getting
your bearings. *SecEd*, p. 12.

Foster, C. (2007). Questions
pupils ask: impossibility. *Mathematics in School*, *36*(5), 13.

Foster, C. (2007, November 16). Solving
the X factor. *Times Educational Supplement –
Magazine*, pp. 48–49.

Foster, C. (2007, October 12). Stage
fright does not equal lack of involvement. *Times Educational Supplement*, p. 29.

Foster, C. (2007, September 28). Pencils
make a point. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
pp. 48–49.

Foster, C. (2007, September 21). Start
making money. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 52.

Foster, C. (2007). The
Warwick dials. *Symmetry Plus*, *34*(3), 4.

Foster, C., & Williams, H. (2007).
Mathematics is a spectator
sport. *Mathematics Teaching*, ** 204**,
40–41.

Foster, C. (2007). Line multiplication. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 203**, 29.

Foster, C. (2007, May 24). Make
maths sparkle. *SecEd*, p. 12.

Foster, C. (2007, May 18). Pushing
the limits. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 50.

Foster, C. (2007). A
degree of confusion. *Symmetry Plus*, *33*(2), 7.

Foster, C. (2007). Triangles
and parabolas – The hard part! *Symmetry Plus*, *33*(2),
3.

Foster, C. (2007, May 11). Economies
of scale. *Times Educational Supplement – Magazine*,
p. 54.

Foster, C. (2007, May 11). There’s
a positive side to negative marking. *Times Educational Supplement*,
p. 27.

Foster, C. (2007). Mathematical behaviour.
*Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 202**, 12–13.

Foster, C. (2007). As
easy as 1, 2, 3, ...? *Mathematics Today*,
*43*(2), 76.

Foster, C. (2007, March 2). Petrol–pump
learning won't fuel thinking skills. *Times Educational Supplement*,
p. 27.

Foster, C. (2007). Right–angled
triangles and parabolas. *Symmetry Plus**,* *32*(1),
10–11.

Foster, C. (2007). Stop
interrupting! *Equals*, *13*(1), 10–11.

Foster, C. (2007). Questions
pupils ask: introducing ... Maths–man! *Mathematics in School*,
*36*(1), 15.

Foster, C. (2007, January 5). Model
lessons put spontaneity in a straitjacket. *Times Educational Supplement*, p. 27.

Foster, C. (2006, November 24). To
infinity and beyond. *Times Educational Supplement*** ***–** Magazine*,
p. 54.

Foster, C. (2006). A
different pictorial way of looking at simultaneous equations. *Mathematics in
School*, *35*(5), 20–21.

Foster, C. (2006, November 17). Targets
miss the point. *Times Educational Supplement*, p. 27.

Foster, C. (2006). Emily’s discovery. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 199**, 30–31.

Foster, C. (2006). Anamorphic art. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 199**, 24–25.

Foster, C. (2006). Questions
pupils ask: asking questions. *Mathematics in School*, *35*(4),
24.

Foster, C. (2006, September 14). Pointless
compasses? *SecEd*, p. 13.

Foster, C. (2006). ’Wordsworth’ puzzle.
*Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 196**, 48.

Foster, C. (2006). Tessellations in Word.
*Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 196**, 24–25.

Foster, C. (2006). ’2006’ puzzle. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 195**, 48.

Foster, C. (2006). My accidental parabola.
*Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 195**, 33.

Foster, C. (2006, January 20). How
do we get them going? *Times Educational Supplement: Friday*.

Foster, C. (2006). Preparing
the lesson or preparing the teacher? *Report: Association of Teachers
and Lecturers*, January, 11.

Foster, C. (2006). Webwatch. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 194**, 47.

Foster, C. (2006). Getting confused. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 194**, 18.

Foster, C. (2005). Reflections. *Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 192**, 2.

Foster, C. (2005). What
we did in our Easter holiday! *Mathematics Today*, *41*(3),
71–72.

Foster, C., Galligan, L., Mackrell,
K., Mason, J., Melville, A., Piggott, J., & Watson, A. (2005). Freedom and constraint.
*Mathematics
Teaching*, ** 191**, 37–39.

Foster, C. (2005). Another look
at revision. *Mathematics Teaching*,** **** 191**,
6–7.

Foster, C. (2005). Slippery
slopes. *Mathematics in School*, *34*(3), 33–34.

Foster, C. (2005). Golden opportunities
for creativity. *Mathematics Teaching*,
** 190**,
26–27.

Foster, C. (2004). Differences
over differences methods: Pros and cons of different ways of finding the *n*th
term of a sequence of numbers. *Mathematics in School*, 33(5), 24–25.

Foster, C. (2004). Trapezium
artist: Some thoughts on the formula for the area of a trapezium. *Mathematics
in School*, *33*(5), 6–7.

Foster, C. (2004). Y8 area lesson. *Mathematics
Teaching*, *188*, 31.

Foster, C. (2004). The *n*th term.
*Mathematics Teaching*, *188*, 30–31.

Foster, C. (2003, March 14). Mean difference.
*Times Educational Supplement: Teacher*, p. 5.

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