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A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

1st Edition

Edited by Clare Lee, Robert Ward-Penny


144 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for mathematics teachers whether in training or newly qualified. Based on the best research and practice available, it offers a wide range of tried and tested approaches that succeed in secondary classrooms. Each chapter contains a wealth of tasks and ideas that allow teachers to reflect on the approaches and make plans for using them in their own classrooms, and offers ideas for lesson plans, learning activities and suggested further reading and development.

Illustrated throughout with case studies and practical insights from classroom observations and experience, this book covers key aspects of mathematics teaching, including:

  • managing the class and learning environment;
  • teaching the topics of mathematics;
  • encouraging mathematical thinking;
  • choosing and using resources;
  • using multi-media technology;
  • assessing work in mathematics.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the core textbook Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School. Written by expert professionals, it supports you in your development of imaginative and effective lessons on a variety of curriculum topics in different teaching situations.

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Abbreviations Used 1. Planning Mathematics Lessons Robert Ward – Penny and Clare Lee 2. Practical Assessment for Learning Clare Lee 3. ICT From the Front of the Class Ian Boote 4.Pupil-Led ICT Dave Miller 5. Multi- media technology Chris Chisholm 6. Working Collaboratively Andrea Pitt 7. Discussion and Communication Jenni Ingram 8. Enquiry as a vehicle for teaching and learning mathematics Mike Ollerton 9. Taking Mathematics Outside Robert Ward-Penny 10. Active and Creative Mathematics Nick McIvor 11. Developing Subject Knowledge Robert Ward-Penny 12. Action Research – systematic reflective action to improve practice Clare Lee Websites and Resources

About the Editors

Clare Lee leads the Mathematics PGCE programme at the Open University and works with in-service teachers nationally. She was previously research fellow for the King’s Formative Assessment Project.

Sue Johnston-Wilder is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. She works with PGCE students and in-service teachers in the West Midlands and has edited many related books.

Robert Ward-Penny is a former PGCE tutor who is currently teaching mathematics at a secondary school in London.

About the Series

Routledge Teaching Guides

This series of practical workbooks complements and extends the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series. The workbooks, many written by the same authors as the textbooks, focus on practical application and therefore reinforce student-teachers’ understanding and support them in their development as teachers. The practical activities can be undertaken individually, in pairs or as group work. The books have been designed so that student-teachers can write in them and so keep an ongoing record of their work.

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