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2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

ISBN 9781138481220
Published May 8, 2019 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and a wide range of tried and tested approaches to help you find success in the secondary mathematics classroom. Illustrated throughout, this fully updated second edition includes new chapters on using ICT in the classroom and promoting a positive learning environment, as well as fresh and easy to use ideas that can help you engage your pupils and inspire mathematical thinking. Covering all key aspects of mathematics teaching, it is an essential companion for all training and newly qualified mathematics teachers.

Combining ideas and practical insights from experienced teachers with important lessons from educational research, this book covers key aspects of mathematics teaching, including:

  • planning effective lessons
  • using assessment to support learning
  • encouraging mathematical activity
  • integrating ICT into your teaching
  • making lessons engaging
  • building resilient learners.

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 practitioners, it will support you in developing imaginative and effective mathematics lessons for your pupils.

Table of Contents



    Notes on Contributors

    Series editor introduction

    Abbreviations Used

    Chapter 1 - Planning mathematics lessons

    Robert Ward–Penny and Clare Lee

    Chapter 2 - Practical Assessment for Learning

    Clare Lee

    Chapter 3 - Using ICT safely and effectively

    Robert Ward-Penny

    Chapter 4 - ICT from the front of the class

    Ian Boote and Robert Ward-Penny

    Chapter 5 - Pupil-led ICT

    Susan Okereke

    Chapter 6 - Working collaboratively

    Andrea Pitt

    Chapter 7 - Discussion and communication

    Jenni Ingram

    Chapter 8 - Enquiry as a vehicle for teaching and learning mathematics

    Mike Ollerton

    Chapter 9 - Going the extra mile

    Emma Cooke

    Chapter 10 - Promoting a positive learning environment

    Els De Geest and Clare Lee

    Chapter 11 - Developing subject knowledge

    Charlotte Webb and Cathy Smith

    Chapter 12 - Action research – systematic reflective action to improve practice

    Sipho Morrison and Clare Lee

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Clare Lee taught mathematics for 20 years and is now a lecturer on the Teaching and Learning MA/MEd at The Open University, UK

Robert Ward-Penny is a former PGCE tutor and experienced secondary mathematics teacher who has taught in London, the Midlands, and the US.