2nd Edition

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics Research and practice for the 21st century

    554 Pages
    by Routledge

    554 Pages
    by Routledge

    Since its first publication, Teaching Secondary School Mathematics has established itself as one of the most respected and popular texts for both pre-service and in-service teachers. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the major changes brought about by the introduction of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, as well as discussing significant research findings, the evolution of digital teaching and learning technologies, and the implications of changes in education policies and practices.

    The mathematical proficiencies that now underpin the Australian curriculum -- understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning -- are covered in depth in Part 1, and a new section is devoted to the concept of numeracy. The chapter on digital tools and resources has been significantly expanded to reflect the growing use of these technologies in the classroom, while the importance of assessment is recognised with new material on assessment for learning and as learning, along with a consideration of policy development in this area. Important research findings on common student misconceptions and new and effective approaches for teaching key mathematical skills are covered in detail.

    As per the first edition readers will find a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and the planning and enactment of lessons together with enhanced chapters on teaching effectively for diversity, managing issues of inequality and developing effective relationships with parents and the community.

    This book is the essential pedagogical tool for every emerging teacher of secondary school mathematics.

    'The text offers an excellent resource for all of those involved in the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers, with links to research literature, exemplars of classroom practices, and instructional activities that encourage readers to actively examine and critique practices within their own educational settings.' Professor Glenda Anthony, Institute of Education, Massey University

    'A rich and engaging textbook that covers all of the important aspects of learning to become an effective secondary mathematics teacher. The second edition of this text ... is further enhanced with updated references to the Australian Curriculum, NAPLAN, STEM, current Indigenous, social justice and gender inequity issues, and the place of Australian mathematics curricula on the world stage.' Dr Christine Ormond, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

    PART I: Introduction

    1. Doing, teaching and learning mathematics

    PART II: Mathematics pedagogy, curriculum and assessment

    2. Developing mathematical understanding

    3. Developing mathematical connections

    4. Effective use of technologies in mathematics education

    5. Mathematics curriculum models

    6. Assessing mathematics learning

    PART III: Teaching and learning mathematical content

    7. Teaching and learning number

    8. Teaching and learning algebra

    9. Teaching and learning geometry and spatial concepts

    10. Teaching and learning measurement

    11. Teaching and learning chance and data

    12. Teaching and learning calculus

    PART IV: Equity and diversity in mathematics education

    13. Teaching students with diverse mathematical learning needs

    14. Equity and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning

    15. Gender equity and justice in mathematics teaching and learning

    PART V: Professional and community engagement

    16. Working with parents and communities

    17. Continuing professional learning


    Merrilyn Goos is Professor, School of Education at the University of Queensland.

    Colleen Vale is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Deakin University.

    Gloria Stillman is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at the Australian Catholic University, Ballarat.

    Katie Makar is Associate Professor, School of Education at the University of Queensland.

    Sandra Herbert is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics/Science Education at Deakin University.

    Vince Geiger is Associate Professor in the faculty of Education at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane.