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Meeting the Standards in Primary Mathematics

A Guide to the ITT NC, 1st Edition

By Tony Brown


256 pages

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This book guides readers through the professional standards and requirements to reach Qualified Teacher Status, explaining what trainees need to know. The author discusses the best ways of developing mathematical knowledge and teaching skills, and how to acquire the professional know-how needed to complete the training successfully.


  • help readers to understand the Standards related to mathematics teaching
  • offer detailed guidance on the primary mathematics curriculum
  • help readers prepare for the QTS skills test
  • help readers to develop the pedagogical knowledge that you need for effective teaching of mathematics
  • help readers prepare for school-based training
  • provide ideas, suggestions and further reading to support during their training and their NQT year.

This practical guide to meeting the standards is invaluable for students on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees in mathematics education programmes and newly qualified teachers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Putting your training in context 1. Teachers as critical professional thinkers 2. Mathematics and the Curriculum 3. Curriculum development in mathematics 4. Developing your personal knowledge base in mathematics Part 2: The mathematics curriculum 5. Number and the number system 6. Fractions, decimals and percentages 7. Algebra 8. Shape, space and measures 9. Statistics and probability Part 3: Developing the pedagogy for effective teaching and learning 10. Managing teaching and learning 11. Progress and progression in mathematics 12. Teaching for understanding 13. Gaining access to children's learning 14. Recent thinking about learning Part 4: Meeting the standards 15 Meeting the standards for professional values 16. Meeting the standards for knowledge and understanding 17. Meeting the standards for teaching 18. Moving from initial training into the NQT year

About the Author

Tony Brown taught extensively in primary and secondary schools before becoming an LEA curriculum advisor and working in teacher education. He taught at the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth for ten years and is currently Head of the Centre for Learning Development at the University of Hull.

Subject Categories

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