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Teaching Mathematics : A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers - Pamela Cowan

Teaching Mathematics

A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Paperback Published: 13th February 2006
ISBN: 9780415335171
Number Of Pages: 272

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How can Mathematics be taught effectively?
What are the key issues in Mathematics teaching today?
This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching Mathematics in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their role as a teacher.
The book explores the context of the subject of Mathematics and brings readers up to date with key developments. It places the Mathematics curriculum in the context of whole-school Numeracy issues and it introduces readers to key areas such as:
planning and classroom management
assessment, recording and reporting
information and communication technology
investigate mathematics
equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation
Key Skills and alternative mathematics qualifications
being an effective Math teacher
Personal and professional early career development for the early stages in the career
This practical and accessible book will give beginning Mathematics teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. The book is absolutely grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice, as well as plentiful ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Learning to teachp. 1
Setting the scene for teaching mathematicsp. 13
Teaching for understanding: mathematical knowledge or enquiryp. 15
National Curriculum for mathematicsp. 30
The National Strategies for Literacy, Numeracy and Key Stage 3p. 41
The 'bigger picture' in teaching mathematicsp. 55
Being an effective mathematics teacherp. 57
Classroom management and working with pupilsp. 70
Misconceptions in mathsp. 88
The role of ICT in the mathematics classroomp. 98
In the maths classroomp. 115
Using maths resourcesp. 117
Mathematics in the primary schoolp. 158
Investigations and problem-solving in GCSE courseworkp. 173
Key Skills and mathematicsp. 187
Teaching mathematics and special educational needs (SEN)p. 201
Assessmentp. 215
Personal and professional developmentp. 237
Getting your first teaching postp. 239
The early years of teachingp. 248
Referencesp. 252
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415335171
ISBN-10: 0415335175
Series: Teaching Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th February 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1