Mathematics : Teaching School Subjects 11-19 book cover
1st Edition

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

ISBN 9780415321136
Published October 26, 2004 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This accessible and thought-provoking book considers what beginning teachers need to know about learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum and professional development, in the context of teaching mathematics to eleven to nineteen year olds. It is part of a new series of books that has as its starting point the fact that PGCE students are already subject specialists.

The authors show how mathematics teachers can communicate their own enthusiasm for the subject and inspire their pupils to learn and enjoy learning. They provide practical advice which will help teachers and student teachers to:

  • plan, organize, manage and assess classroom work
  • make decisions about the content, ordering and level of difficulty of lessons
  • make sense of new subject material and how it contributes to wider educational aims
  • develop professionally by developing the subject as a whole.

This is a comprehensive introduction to teaching mathematics in the secondary school which will be invaluable to teachers beginning their careers and those who are training to be mathematics teachers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Section A: Framing the Subject 2. Why teach mathematics? 3. From university to school mathematics 4. Making sense of school mathematics Section B: Learning and Teaching Mathematics 5. Understanding learning 6. Themes in mathematics lessons: emotion and power 7. More themes in mathematics lessons: usefulness, sense and learning 8. What to assess - and how to assess it Section C: Professional Values and Practice 9. Mathematics for all 10. Teachers and mathematics curriculum development 11. Looking forward: aspects of professional development for mathematics teachers.

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Candia Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Institute of Education, University of London.
Clare Tickly is a Lecturer on the PGCE Mathematics course at the Institute of Education. Anne Watson is a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Oxford.