1st Edition

Teach Now! Mathematics Becoming a Great Mathematics Teacher

By Julia Upton Copyright 2015
    232 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners.

    Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great mathematics teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through the themes of mathematics teaching and the skills needed to demonstrate learning. Teach Now! Mathematics also offers clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools.

    Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice. Every example is rooted in recent experience in the mathematics classroom. The commonalities of teaching pedagogy across all subjects are discussed but this book gets to the heart of the unique nature of this subject. From building confidence to developing problem-solving skills and mathematical literacy, this book considers what the keys to success are in learning, and hence teaching, mathematics.

    There are also chapters on dealing with pressure, excelling in observations, finding the right job and succeeding at interview. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom.

    With a strong emphasis on sparking students’ interest and enthusiasm in mathematics, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding mathematics teacher.


    Chapter 1 Curriculum Essentials

    Chapter 2 Pedagogy essentials

    Chapter 3 For the love of Maths

    Chapter 4 Planning essentials

    Chapter 5 Assessment essentials

    Chapter 6 Differentiation

    Chapter 7 The importance of literacy

    Chapter 8 Questioning

    Chapter 9 Ensuring good behaviour

    Chapter 10 Dealing with observations

    Chapter 11 Applying for your first post

    Chapter 12 Interview advice and likely questions

    Chapter 13 Your first term in post


    Julia Upton