Raising standards in mathematics is high on government education agendas and remains a key priority for schools. Schools strive to provide an outstanding education for their pupils preparing them to compete not only in a national but an international market. At the heart of this is the classroom and the classroom teacher. So how do you plan lessons that engage and motivate students and what makes a mathematics lesson outstanding?
Becoming an Outstanding Mathematics Teacher aims to help teachers develop approaches to teaching and learning that take into account individual students needs and abilities to best facilitate learning. Taking a fresh approach it offers a wide range of techniques for planning lessons that that allow them to use current resources (including themselves) in a more innovative way to produce outstanding results.
With a strong focus on activating learning and supporting pupils as they connect mathematical concepts and processes and develop their individual learning journeys the book covers:
- A step-by-step approach to planning for learning
- Assessment for learning and planning for progress
- Developing effective questioning strategies to promote thinking skills in pupils
- Techniques for differentiation to ensure all pupils make progress
- Using the classroom environment to develop a culture of learning
Packed full of practical strategies and activities that are easy to implement and including sample lesson plans, this timely new book is essential reading for newly qualified and experienced mathematics teachers that want to ensure outstanding teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Table of Contents
1: Making Connections 2: How does it all begin? 3: Learning in the main 4: So how does it all end? 5: What’s in a question? 6: How do I know? 7: Thirty different minds 8: The classroom environment 9: Pulling it all together
Dr Jayne Bartlett has worked in education for over ten years in a range of schools with roles at senior leadership level and is currently working as an independent teaching and learning trainer and consultant.