Becoming a Successful Teacher of Maths is a practical guide for newly qualified teachers of secondary mathematics. It develops the essential core knowledge, skills and understanding demanded by the new DfEE requirements for courses of initial teacher training. It is based on research findings relating to the organisation and management of maths classrooms, teaching approaches, assessment and the common misconceptions which often hinder pupils' progress in key areas of the National Curriculum. Theoretical principles are exemplified through case-study material. Suggestions for school-based activities are made. While being a practical 'how to' guide for beginning teachers, it also offers critical insights for more experienced teachers reflecting on their practice.
'This well-constructed book has much to commend it to experienced teachers, yet remains a highly effective study guide for trainee teachers. It also merits a wide readership among training providers, advisers and numeracy consultants.' – Steve Abbott, Times Educational Supplement
Introduction 1.The Nature of the Mathematics Curriculum 11 to 18 2. What Makes a Good Maths Lesson? 3. Managing the Mathematics Classroom 4. Planning and Evaluating a Mathematics Lesson 5. Learning to Think Mathematically 6. misconceptions and Planning to Deal with Them 7. Effective Teaching Approaches 8. How do Children Learn to be numerate? 9. Calculators 10. Learning 11. Assessment and Learning 12. Evaluating and Developing Your Teaching