A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, this book introduces and explores the contemporary issues and key ideas entailed in the teaching and learning of this subject.
This book is concerned with exploring the bigger picture of mathematics education, and is aimed particularly at those learning to teach mathematics; teachers in the classroom who want to continue thinking and developing as mathematics teachers; and those concerned with education who would like to be better informed about mathematics education. Divided into seven sections to help structure reading, this book offers a completely up-to-date, comprehensive overview, written by the most-known, well-respected experts in the field.
'This is a fine book. Almost every chapter added to my own knowledge and all enhanced my understanding…definitely essential reading for student teachers.' -Mathematics in School
Part 1: Student Teacher Learning 1. Learning and Developing as a Mathematics Teacher Part 2: Mathematics 2. Being Mathematically Educated in the 21st Century: What Should it Mean? 3. Mathematics in the Digital Technology Age 4. Arbitrary and Necessary: A Way of Viewing the Mathematics Curriculum Part 3: Learning Mathematics 5. Social Constructivism in Mathematics Learning and Teaching 6. 'Magical Moments' in Mathematics: Insights into the Process of Coming to Know 7. Open and Closed Mathematics Approaches: Student Experiences and Understandings Part 4: Teaching Mathematics 8. Landscapes of Investigation 9. Maximising Energy in the Learning of Mathematics 10. Integrating Computers into the Teaching of Mathematics Part 5: Assessing Learning in Mathematics 11. What does it Mean to Understand Something and How do we Know when it has Happened? 12. Assessment in Mathematics Education 13. Culture, Class and 'Realistic' Mathematics Tests Part 6: Social and Contextual Issues in Mathematics 14. Issues of Equity in Mathematics Education: Defining the Problem, Seeking Solutions 15. Social and Critical Mathematics Education: Underlying Considerations Part 7: International Perspectives 16. Different Cultures, Different Meanings, Different Teaching 17. What can we Learn from International Comparisons?