2nd Edition

Debates in Mathematics Education





ISBN 9780367074982
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

This new and updated second edition of Debates in Mathematics Education explores the major issues that mathematics teachers encounter in their daily lives. By engaging with established and contemporary debates, this volume promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Divided into five accessible sections, this book investigates and offers fresh insight into topics of central importance in mathematics education, with this second edition including new discussions and chapters on:

  • Classic and contemporary issues of pedagogy, politics, philosophy and sociology of mathematics education
  • International comparisons of achievement
  • Digital technologies for teaching
  • Mastery in mathematics
  • Pop culture and mathematics
  • Whether mathematics can be harmful

Designed to stimulate discussion and support you in your own research, writing and practice through suggested questions and activities throughout, Debates in Mathematics Education will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher, and those engaged in initial teacher education, continuing professional development or Master's level study. This book also has much to offer to those leading mathematics departments in schools and initial teacher education programmes, and to beginning doctoral students looking for a survey of the field of mathematics education research.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Contributors

Introduction to the series

Introduction to the volume

Preface: Welcome to the second edition of Debates in Mathematics Education

Acknowledgements

SECTION ONE: DEBATES ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS

  1. Learning About Mathematics Teaching From Other Countries
  2. Dylan Wiliam

  3. Mathematics Education In Translation: Mastery, Policy and Evidence
  4. Mark Boylan

    SECTION TWO: DEBATES ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE

  5. The Dark Side of Mathematics: Damaging Effects Of The Overvaluation Of Mathematics
  6. Paul Ernest

  7. School Mathematics As Social Classification
  8. Peter Gates and Andy Noyes

  9. Ability Thinking
  10. Mark Boylan and Hilary Povey

  11. Pedagogical Possibilities For All Attainment Teaching
  12. Hilary Povey

  13. Should ‘Teaching For Understanding’ Be The Pinnacle Of Mathematics Education?
  14. Anna Llewellyn

  15. Mathematics, Gender And Normativity
  16. Mark McCormack and Luis E. Morales

  17. The Financial Crisis, Popular Culture And Maths Education
  18. Heather Mendick

    SECTION THREE: DEBATES ABOUT CLASSROOM MATTERS

  19. Planning For The Unexpected: Working Within Symbolically Structured Environments
  20. Alf Coles and Nathalie Sinclair

  21. Effective Questioning And Responding In The Mathematics Classroom
  22. John Mason

  23. Debates In Task Design
  24. Anne Watson

  25. Fake News, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Divisions, Likely Futures? Debates On Digital Technologies In Mathematics Education
  26. Keith Jones

  27. Mental Maths: Just About What We Do In Our Heads?
  28. Gwen Ineson and Sunita Babbar

  29. The Role Of Examples In Mathematics Teaching
  30. Tim Rowland

    SECTION FOUR: DEBATES ABOUT MATHEMATICS TEACHING AND SOCIAL CONTENT

  31. Mathematics And Politics? Climate Change In The Mathematics Classroom
  32. Richard Barwell

  33. Mathematical Literacy: What Is It? And Is It Important?
  34. Hamsa Venkat

  35. History Of Mathematics In And For The Curriculum
  36. Leo Rogers

    SECTION FIVE: DEBATES ABOUT ASSESSMENT

  37. Formative Assessment In Mathematics Education: Key Debates
  38. Alison Barnes & Rachel Marks

  39. The Fitness And Impact Of GCSE Mathematics Examinations
  40. Ian Jones

  41. Choosing The Future: Which Mathematics?

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Editor(s)

Biography

Gwen Ineson is a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at Brunel University London, UK, where she is director of postgraduate research and responsible for the primary mathematics programme.

Hilary Povey is Professor Emerita in Mathematics Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, where she is engaged in research, professional writing and curriculum development.