This new and updated second edition of Debates in Mathematics Education explores the major issues that mathematics teachers encounter in their daily lives. By engaging with established and contemporary debates, this volume promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Divided into five accessible sections, this book investigates and offers fresh insight into topics of central importance in mathematics education, with this second edition including new discussions and chapters on: Classic and contemporary issues of pedagogy, politics, philosophy and sociology of mathematics education International comparisons of achievement Digital technologies for teaching Mastery in mathematics Pop culture and mathematics Whether mathematics can be harmful Designed to stimulate discussion and support you in your own research, writing and practice through suggested questions and activities throughout, Debates in Mathematics Education will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher, and those engaged in initial teacher education, continuing professional development or Master's level study. This book also has much to offer to those leading mathematics departments in schools and initial teacher education programmes, and to beginning doctoral students looking for a survey of the field of mathematics education research.
Debates in Mathematics Education explores the major issues that mathematics teachers encounter in their daily lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Written by experts in the field of mathematics education, it investigates and offers fresh insight into topics of central importance, including: Gender, social inequality and mathematics Mathematics, politics and climate change The history and culture of mathematics Using popular culture in the mathematics classroom The concept of ‘ability’ and its impact on learning What we mean by ‘teaching for understanding’ Choosing and using examples in teaching The fitness of formal examinations. Designed to stimulate discussion and support you in your own research, writing and practice, Debates in Mathematics Education will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial teacher training, continuing professional development or Masters level study. It also has much to offer to those leading initial teacher education programmes, and to beginning doctoral students looking for a survey of the field of mathematics education research.
'Mathematics Inside the Black Box' is an easy-to-read booklet offering great advice and guidance on how to develop formative assessment in Mathematics. The booklet suggests methods for teachers to interact more effectively with pupils on a day-to-day basis to promote their learning, for instance by using focused questioning techniques and careful analysis of pupils' responses. The title sets out in detail the authors' findings on ways of implementing assessment for learning: * Developing questioning In classrooms * The Importance of feedback * The role of self- and peer-assessment A final section pulls together key issues in implementing the strategies in a whole-school context. Table of contents: * What does this booklet offer? * Background * Aims of mathematics teaching * Principles of learning * Classroom dialogue: talking in and about mathematics * Challenging activities (The obvious answer is not always correct. Using what we know about pupils' mathematical understanding. Problems with more or less than one correct answer. Generating mathematical structure. Closed questions can sometimes be valuable. Mistakes are often better for learning than correct answers. Using textbooks. What is different about easy and hard questions. Using summative tests formatively. Good problems are not universal. Generating challenging activities.) * Encouraging pupil talk through questioning and listening * Strategies to support all learners * Opportunity for peer discussion * Encouraging open discussion * Feedback and marking (Enabling pupils to identify the errors themselves. Identifying where pupils use and extend their existing knowledge. Encouraging pupils to reflect. Suggesting pupils discuss their ideas with other pupils. Helping pupils to show their working. Advice on learning facts and procedures.) * Self and peer assessment (Two stars and a wish. Commenting in pairs. Checking understanding. Discussing comments.) * Putting it into practice.
Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools is a bestselling guide for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, classroom assistants and mathematics specialist teachers. It provides an accessible guide to a wide range of research evidence about teaching and learning mathematics. Major changes in the primary mathematics curriculum in recent years - such as those recommended in the National Numeracy Strategy, the Primary National Strategy, the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Williams, Rose and Alexander Reviews - are reflected throughout the book. The new edition comprises fourteen new chapters, including a section devoted to post-Williams issues and four popular chapters that have been retained and updated in light of the vast changes in the field. Key topics include: Using resources, ICT, AfL and problem solving approaches effectively Learning from errors and misconceptions Developing mental and written calculation The 'gifted and talented' Transition from EYFS into Key Stage 1 Intervention and the Every Child Counts programme This popular book is essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, classroom assistants and mathematics specialist teachers. The chapters can be read in a standalone fashion and many are cross-referenced to other parts of the book where specific ideas are dealt with in a different manner. Contributors: Mike Askew, Patrick Barmby, Meindert Beishuizen, Margaret Brown, Kev Delaney, Nick Dowrick, Sylvia Dunn, Richard English, Sue Gifford, Tony Harries, Steve Higgins, Jeremy Hodgen, Louise Matthews, Frank Monaghan, Mike Ollerton, Julie Ryan, Ian Thompson, John Threlfall, Julian Williams, Jan Winter
Everybody seems to be talking about 'Assessment for Learning'. This book shows you how to do it. The thinking behind the highly influential 'Assessment for Learning' approach is translated into usable and practical strategies for all those teaching literacy in primary and secondary classrooms. The authors show how thinking, learning and assessment can be linked together in a creative and integrated fashion, so that thinking promotes learning, learning enables assessment to take place and assessment acts as a stimulus to both thinking and learning. An interactive CD ROM accompanies the book with all of the activities and ideas that can be used on Interactive Whiteboards.