Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience, 3rd Edition

Edited by Sue Johnston-Wilder, Clare Lee, David Pimm

© 2011 – Routledge

326 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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What is the role of mathematics in the secondary classroom?

What is expected of a would-be maths teacher?

How is mathematics best taught and learnt?

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching mathematics in the modern secondary school classroom. Written specifically with the new and student teacher in mind, the book covers a wide range of issues related to the teaching of mathematics, including:

  • The role of ICT
  • Assessment for Learning NEW
  • Using mathematics in context NEW
  • Communicating mathematically
  • Planning mathematics lessons
  • Including special-needs pupils
  • Teaching mathematics post-16
  • Professional Development

Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this fully revised third edition takes into account new developments in the National Curriculum as well as recent changes to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Featuring two brand new chapters, a glossary of useful terms, addresses for resources and organisations, and tasks designed to prompt critical reflection and support thinking and writing at Masters level, this book will help you make the most of school experience, during your training and beyond.

Designed for use as a core textbook, this new edition of Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School provides essential guidance and advice for all trainee and practising teachers of secondary mathematics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Mathematics Education – Who Decides? John Westwell 2. Mathematics in the National Curriculum John Westwell and Robert Ward-Penny 3. Pupils Learning Mathematics Maria Goulding 4. Different Teaching Approaches David Pimm and Sue Johnston-Wilder 5. Planning for Mathematics Learning Keith Jones and Ruth Edwards 6. Assessment for Learning Clare Lee 7. Assessment and Public Examinations Peter Johnston-Wilder 8. Communicating Mathematically Candia Morgan 9. Using Information and Communications Technology Sue Johnston-Wilder and David Pimm 10. Inclusion in Practice: Special-Needs Pupils in Mainstream Mathematics Melissa Rodd 11. Mathematics in Context Clare Lee and Robert Ward-Penny 12. Getting the Whole Picture John Westwell and Clare Lee 13. Teaching Mathematics post-16 Geoff Wake 14. Professional Development Gill Hatch and Clare Lee

About the Editors

Sue Johnston-Wilder is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick; she works with PGCE students and in-service teachers in the West Midlands. She has previously taught at King's College London and the Open University.

Peter Johnston-Wilder is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick.

David Pimm is Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Clare Lee works on the Mathematics PGCE programme at the Open University and works with in-service teachers nationally. She was previously research fellow for the King's Formative Assessment Project.

About the Series

Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Designed for all students learning to teach in secondary schools, and particularly those on school-based initial teacher education courses, the books in this series complement Learning to Teach in the Secondary School and its companion, Starting to Teach in the Secondary School.  Each book in the series applies underpinning theory and addresses practical issues to support students in school and in the training institution in learning how to teach a particular subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics