Teaching Mathematics

Teaching Mathematics : A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

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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.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 191 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 68 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white
  • 0749439297
  • 9780749439293

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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About Pamela Cowan

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.
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