2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

Edited By Clare Lee, Robert Ward-Penny Copyright 2019
    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



      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


    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.