Designed to support both teachers and university-based tutors in mentoring pre-service and newly qualified mathematics teachers at both primary and secondary levels, Mentoring Mathematics Teachers offers straightforward practical advice that is based on practice, underpinned by research, and geared specifically towards this challenging subject area.
Developed by members of The Association of Mathematics Education Teachers, the authors draw upon the most up-to-date research and theory to provide evidence-based practical guidance. Themes covered include:
- the recognition of the importance of pedagogical content knowledge
- building upon subject knowledge
- developing skills of self-evaluation in order to reflect and develop your own practice
- the on-going need to address issues of equity and diversity within the profession
- the need for pre-service teachers and their mentors to work together effectively as a partnership
- the importance of collaboration, shared goals, mutual benefit and growth.
Addressing issues of mentoring for all trainee and practising mathematics teachers, Mentoring Mathematics Teachers demonstrates both the importance of mentoring in the development of new teachers of mathematics, but also the benefits to all those who involve themselves in this challenging and rewarding task.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors Introduction – The learning journey and lifelong learning Rosalyn Hyde & Julie-Ann Edwards Section 1: Developing subject knowledge 1. Partnering theory and practice in mathematics teaching Ian Campton and Mary Stevenson 2. Developing pedagogical approaches to using digital technologies in mathematics Rosalyn Hyde and Keith Jones 3. Approaches to learning mathematics Taro Fujita and Rosalyn Hyde Section 2: Equity and diversity issues 4. Learning to teach mathematics in a multicultural society Manjinder Jagdev and Avril Mallett 5. Inclusive approaches to learning and teaching mathematics Geoff Tennant and Catherine Foley 6. Developing models of collaborative working Julie-Ann Edwards and Paul Wilson 7. Developing the potential of all pre-service mathematics teachers Patrick Barmby and Ruth Edwards 8. Developing the potential of outstanding beginning teachers Julie-Ann Edwards and Danielle Townsend Section 3: Developing a partnership 9. Developing the teacher as mentor through team-based approaches to mentoring David Wright and Rachel Lofthouse 10. The pre-service mathematics teacher as an adult learner Jenni Back and Mark Simmonds 11. Turning the mathematics learning environment into a research environment Alf Coles and Laurinda Brown 12. Reflective practitioners for lifelong learning Julie-Ann Edwards and Ray Huntley
Rosalyn Hyde is Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK, Associate of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Julie-Ann Edwards is Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Southampton, UK, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.