What is the role of mathematics in the secondary classroom?
What is expected of a would-be maths teacher?
How is mathematics best taught and learnt?
Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching mathematics in the modern secondary school classroom. Written specifically with the new and student teacher in mind, the book covers a wide range of issues related to the teaching of mathematics, including:
Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this fully revised third edition takes into account new developments in the National Curriculum as well as recent changes to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Featuring two brand new chapters, a glossary of useful terms, addresses for resources and organisations, and tasks designed to prompt critical reflection and support thinking and writing at Masters level, this book will help you make the most of school experience, during your training and beyond.
Designed for use as a core textbook, this new edition of Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School provides essential guidance and advice for all trainee and practising teachers of secondary mathematics.
Introduction 1. Mathematics Education – Who Decides? John Westwell 2. Mathematics in the National Curriculum John Westwell and Robert Ward-Penny 3. Pupils Learning Mathematics Maria Goulding 4. Different Teaching Approaches David Pimm and Sue Johnston-Wilder 5. Planning for Mathematics Learning Keith Jones and Ruth Edwards 6. Assessment for Learning Clare Lee 7. Assessment and Public Examinations Peter Johnston-Wilder 8. Communicating Mathematically Candia Morgan 9. Using Information and Communications Technology Sue Johnston-Wilder and David Pimm 10. Inclusion in Practice: Special-Needs Pupils in Mainstream Mathematics Melissa Rodd 11. Mathematics in Context Clare Lee and Robert Ward-Penny 12. Getting the Whole Picture John Westwell and Clare Lee 13. Teaching Mathematics post-16 Geoff Wake 14. Professional Development Gill Hatch and Clare Lee