1st Edition

Teaching Mathematics
A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

ISBN 9780415335171
Published February 27, 2006 by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

A practical introduction to Maths teaching designed specifically for beginning teachers in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest DfES and TTA guidelines and requirements with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their role as a teacher. This book explores key issues in maths teaching today, including:

  • planning and classroom management
  • assessment, recording and reporting
  • information and communication technology
  • investigative mathematics
  • equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation
  • key skills and alternative mathematics qualifications
  • being an effective maths teacher
  • personal and professional development in the early stages of a teaching career.

Table of Contents

Part 1: 1. Learning to teach 2. Teaching for Understanding: Mathematics as a body of knowledge and a mode of enquiry 3. National Curriculum for Mathematics 4. The National Strategies for Literacy, Numeracy and Key Stage 3 Part 2: The ‘Bigger Picture’ In Teaching Mathematics 5. Being an Effective Mathematics Teacher 6. Classroom Management and Working with Pupils 7. Misconceptions in Maths 8. The Role of ICT in the Mathematics Classroom Part 3: In the Maths Classroom 9. Using Maths resources (Mathematics as a body of knowledge and a mode of enquiry) 10. Mathematics in the Primary School 11. Investigations and Problems Solving in GCSE Coursework 12. Key Skills and mathematics 13. Teaching Mathematics and Special Educational Needs (SEN) 14. Assessment 15. Getting Your First Teaching Post 16. The Early Years of Teaching

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Dr Pamela Cowan is the tutor for PGCE Information and Communications Technology/Computing and Mathematics at Queen's University Belfast. She also supervises Masters level dissertation students within the Continuing Professional Development programme and is a member of the Teacher Education Partnership Group for e-learning.