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:
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.
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.
This series for PGCE students provides a new concept in textbooks. The books start by recognizing student teachers as subject specialists and so focus on how these students can turn their specialist degree-level knowledge into school-level knowledge for their pupils. Each title combines this approach with coverage of the training standards and the inductions standards and guidance for best practice.
Clearly written and thought-provoking, each chapter opens and closes with ‘orientation questions’ and ‘for further thinking’ respectively. Lists of further reading are also included together with the addresses of useful websites, and ‘case-in-point’ examples are used to illustrate practical applications.
The Teaching School Subjects 11-19 series provides stimulating assistance by helping students find ways of thinking about their specialism, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.