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
Chapter 1 - Planning mathematics lessons
Robert Ward–Penny and Clare Lee
Chapter 2 - Practical Assessment for Learning
Chapter 3 - Using ICT safely and effectively
Chapter 4 - ICT from the front of the class
Ian Boote and Robert Ward-Penny
Chapter 5 - Pupil-led ICT
Chapter 6 - Working collaboratively
Chapter 7 - Discussion and communication
Chapter 8 - Enquiry as a vehicle for teaching and learning mathematics
Chapter 9 - Going the extra mile
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
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.