1st Edition

Developing Numeracy in the Secondary School
A Practical Guide for Students and Teachers

ISBN 9781853468131
Published August 16, 2002 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

As the National Numeracy Strategy (NNS) extends into secondary schools this book for trainee and practicing mathematics teachers provides practical guidance on developing effective strategies for the teaching of numeracy at KS3 and 4 based on the DfEE requirements.

The teaching and learning approaches suggested in the NNS are analyzed and explained using case-study examples from secondary schools. Many of these ideas were developed by teacher inquiry groups in the Raising Standards in Numeracy project.

The book includes examples of pupils' work; lesson plans and pupil activities; ideas for using ICT to enhance mathematics; teacher guidance on both teaching and assessment; and ideas for developing numeracy across the curriculum.

This book offers an introduction to the subject of numeracy accompanied by lesson ideas and practical guidance. It will prove a valuable resource for all trainee and new mathematics teachers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements -- Preface -- SECTION Issues in numeracy and mathematics teaching and learning -- 1 What is numeracy? -- 2 Comparing mathematical performance — what can we learn from overseas? -- 3 Numeracy initiatives -- 4 Making connections and developing concepts -- 5 Numeracy, mathematical thinking skills and problem solving -- 6 Assessment for learning -- SECTION 2 Numeracy in practice: lesson ideas from the classroom -- 7 Developing numeracy within number and calculations -- 8 Algebra -- 9 Shape and space -- 10 Data handling and probability -- SECTION 3 Plenary: developing numeracy across your own school -- 11 Developing numeracy across the curriculum -- 12 Improving numeracy in your own school -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Howard Tanner and Sonia Jones are both senior academics at the University of Wales, Swansea and authors of Becoming a Successful Teacher of Mathematics (Routledge). Alyson Davies is Head of the Mathematics at Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Swansea.