Big ideas in the mathematics curriculum for older school students, especially those that are hard to learn and hard to teach, are covered in this book. It will be a first port of call for research about teaching big ideas for students from 9-19 and also has implications for a wider range of students. These are the ideas that really matter, that students get stuck on, and that can be obstacles to future learning. It shows how students learn, why they sometimes get things wrong, and the strengths and pitfalls of various teaching approaches. Contemporary high-profile topics like modelling are included. The authors are experienced teachers, researchers and mathematics educators, and many teachers and researchers have been involved in the thinking behind this book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. An associated website, hosted by the Nuffield Foundation, summarises the key messages in the book and connects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.
Research-based guidance for ages 9-19
Author: Anne Watson,Keith Jones,Dave Pratt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12 by Randall E. Groth explores how research in mathematics education can inform teaching practice in grades 6-12. The author shows preservice mathematics teachers the value of being a “researcher—constantly experimenting with methods for developing students’ mathematical thinking—and connecting this research to practices that enhance students’ understanding of the material. Ultimately, preservice teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the types of mathematical knowledge students bring to school, and how students’ thinking may develop in response to different teaching strategies.
Developing Research-Based Instructional Practices
Author: Randall E. Groth
'Every chapter reeks of intellectual integrity, a strong knowledge of pertinent research literatures, and the wisdom of practice.' - Professor Ken Clements, co-founder of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 'This is an outstanding book: it should be high on the list of any primary school teacher's set of references and a required text for pre-service teachers.' - Kath Truran in Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools moves beyond traditional lock-step approaches to teaching mathematics to emphasise how students can learn to think mathematically in the new times of globalisation and a technology-rich society. Based on current international research, the book focuses on learning outcomes and the general principles that underlie educational practices rather than any specific curriculum. Current approaches to mathematics education are explained and critiqued, and insights into why some students have difficulties with mathematics are provided. Teachers are shown how to encourage their students to develop deep learning in mathematics, and to relate mathematics to the rest of the curriculum. The authors firstly examine the philosophy behind mathematics and its impact on curriculum design, the history of learning outcomes, and theories on how students learn mathematics. They then present the key areas of mathematics teaching in detail: number, chance and data, measurement, space, and algebra. In each area, the emphasis is on problem-solving. Finally, they discuss practical classroom issues such as the trend towards developing students' capacity to think mathematically, broad approaches to teaching mathematics, planning for a whole school approach to mathematics, diversity and access, and assessment, reporting and evaluation. New material on numeracy, early numbers and fractions has been added to this second edition. It also includes new material on teaching mathematics in the middle years of schooling. With practical activities that can be implemented in the classroom, this book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers.
Author: Robyn Jorgensen,Shelley Dole
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that mathematics teachers can make the best use of the additional time.
Author: Carla Hunt,Susan Gilkey
The book places particular emphasis on adult-initiated, number-focused activities and playful, challenging and sensitive teaching strategies to engage younger children. The strategies are based on research and work with practitioners, and are illustrated by childrens own responses, such as making number jokes. It covers key areas of mathematics, including number, shape and space, measures and problem solving, with appropriate expectations and common difficulties as well as suggested activities.
Developing learning in the Foundation Stage
Author: Gifford, Sue
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Invigorate instruction and engage students with this updated treasure trove of 114 ready-to-use techniques compiled by two of the greatest minds in mathematics.
A Resource for Secondary School Teachers
Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Herbert A. Hauptman
Publisher: Corwin Press
There are many questions about the mathematical preparation teachers need. Recent recommendations from a variety of sources state that reforming teacher preparation in postsecondary institutions is central in providing quality mathematics education to all students. The Mathematics Teacher Preparation Content Workshop examined this problem by considering two central questions: What is the mathematical knowledge teachers need to know in order to teach well? How can teachers develop the mathematical knowledge they need to teach well? The Workshop activities focused on using actual acts of teaching such as examining student work, designing tasks, or posing questions, as a medium for teacher learning. The Workshop proceedings, Knowing and Learning Mathematics for Teaching, is a collection of the papers presented, the activities, and plenary sessions that took place.
Proceedings of a Workshop
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Mathematics Teacher Preparation Content Workshop Program Steering Committee
Publisher: National Academies Press
Are you looking for new ideas to capture the reluctant maths pupils in your class? How can story, drama and GIANTS help you teach maths? Teaching Mathematics Creatively is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of mathematics to life. From an examination of where maths is failing to engage pupils in the 21st century, to a wide range of exciting approaches and ideas for ensuring it is possible to teach in a creative way, this is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for busy teachers. It promotes creativity as a key element to develop young children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of mathematics and offers a range of strategies to enable teachers to take a playful approach to mathematics teaching. Imaginative ideas include: The power of story-telling and play to bring the subject alive for children and teachers alike. Learning maths outdoors - work on a larger scale, make more noise, make more mess! Making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them every day. Motivating children through problem-finding and problem-solving. Using music, rhythm and pattern to teach maths creatively. Giant maths - how much food does a giant need in a week? Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. It is an essential purchase for every teacher who wishes to employ creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Author: Linda Pound,Trisha Lee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This edited book promotes thinking, dialogue, research and theorisation on multiple ways of making connections in mathematics teaching and learning in early childhood education. The book addresses some key challenges in research, policy and practice in early childhood mathematics education. It examines diverse ways for learning experiences to connect young children to mathematics, and the importance of forging connections between mathematics and young children’s lives as key elements in their engagement with mathematics. Each chapter provides research or theoretical provocations and pedagogical implications for connecting children’s lived experiences and ways of learning in mathematics teaching. The chapters are drawn from a range of international authors who raise important ideas within the overall context of current research and consider the theoretical and practical implications of their research. As such, the book advances current thinking on mathematics teaching and learning for children in the early years from birth to eight years with an emphasis on children aged birth to 5 years. It considers the purpose and value in connecting mathematics teaching and learning to children’s lives, and provides provocations for both educators and researchers on the many under-researched and under-represented aspects of early years mathematics teaching and learning.
Author: Virginia Kinnear,Mun Yee Lai,Tracey Muir
In this reader, maths teachers in the early years of their careers will find a concise yet comprehensive guide to developments in mathematics teaching in secondary schools and the controversies which currently surround it. After a brief summary of the historical context, a series of short articles provides a range of perspectives on various issues of current debate which will help new teachers in the development of their own teaching styles. These include the impact of computers and calculators in maths teaching, the various arguments about the use of published schemes and for more investigational approaches to the curriculum, and the way in which social and cultural factors can be approached through the teaching of various topics in mathematics. The final section looks at how teachers might continue their professional development through action research in their own classrooms.
Author: Michelle Selinger
Publisher: Psychology Press
Dieser Band mit Beiträgen aus der nationalen und internationalen Forschung zum 60. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Rolf Biehler (Universität Paderborn) präsentiert wissenschaftliche Arbeiten zum Werkzeugeinsatz beim Lehren und Lernen von Mathematik im Allgemeinen sowie von Statistik und Stochastik im Besonderen. Wie ein roter Faden durchzieht den Festband, wie auch schon das wissenschaftliche Oeuvre von Rolf Biehler, ein breites Verständnis des Begriffs „Werkzeug“ (engl. „tools“). Die Themen decken das komplette Spektrum der Mathematikdidaktik auf allen Schulstufen sowie auf dem tertiären Sektor ab. Es gibt Beiträge zum Einsatz von Tools in der Grundschule, ebenso wie aus den Sekundarstufen, der Hochschule und der Lehreraus- und -weiterbildung. Im Band werden sowohl Beispiele zum konkreten Einsatz von Werkzeugen im Unterricht aufgezeigt, als auch Studien zur Wirksamkeit von Werkzeugen im Kontext von Mathematiklernen, theoretische Artikel zum Einsatz von Werkzeugen und Neuentwicklungen von Werkzeug-Software vorgelegt.
Author: Thomas Wassong,Daniel Frischemeier,Pascal R. Fischer,Reinhard Hochmuth,Peter Bender
Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice is the first comprehensive book on concept mapping in mathematics. It provides the reader with an understanding of how the meta-cognitive tool, namely, hierarchical concept maps, and the process of concept mapping can be used innovatively and strategically to improve planning, teaching, learning, and assessment at different educational levels. This collection of research articles examines the usefulness of concept maps in the educational setting, with applications and examples ranging from primary grade classrooms through secondary mathematics to pre-service teacher education, undergraduate mathematics and post-graduate mathematics education. A second meta-cognitive tool, called vee diagrams, is also critically examined by two authors, particularly its value in improving mathematical problem solving. Thematically, the book flows from a historical development overview of concept mapping in the sciences to applications of concept mapping in mathematics by teachers and pre-service teachers as a means of analyzing mathematics topics, planning for instruction and designing assessment tasks including applications by school and university students as learning and review tools. This book provides case studies and resources that have been field tested with school and university students alike. The findings presented have implications for enriching mathematics learning and making problem solving more accessible and meaningful for students. The theoretical underpinnings of concept mapping and of the studies in the book include Ausubel’s cognitive theory of meaningful learning, constructivist and Vygotskian psychology to name a few. There is evidence particularly from international studies such as PISA and TIMSS and mathematics education research, which suggest that students’ mathematical literacy and problem solving skills can be enhanced through students collaborating and interacting as they work, discuss and communicate mathematically. This book proposes the meta-cognitive strategy of concept mapping as one viable means of promoting, communicating and explicating students’ mathematical thinking and reasoning publicly in a social setting (e.g., mathematics classrooms) as they engage in mathematical dialogues and discussions. Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice is of interest to researchers, graduate students, teacher educators and professionals in mathematics education.
Research into Practice
Author: Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata'i
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book combines accessible explanations of mathematical concepts with practical advice on effective ways of teaching the subject. Section A provides a framework of good practice. Section B aims to support and enhance teachers subject knowledge in mathematical topics beyond what is taught to primary children. Each chapter also highlights teaching issues and gives examples of tasks relevant to the classroom. Section C is a collection of papers from tutors from four universities centred around the theme of effective teaching and quality of learning during this crucial time for mathematics educ.
Author: Valsa Koshy,Ron Casey,Paul Ernest
A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for mathematics teachers whether in training or newly qualified. Based on the best research and practice available, it offers a wide range of tried and tested approaches that succeed in secondary classrooms. Each chapter contains a wealth of tasks and ideas that allow teachers to reflect on the approaches and make plans for using them in their own classrooms, and offers ideas for lesson plans, learning activities and suggested further reading and development. Illustrated throughout with case studies and practical insights from classroom observations and experience, this book covers key aspects of mathematics teaching, including: managing the class and learning environment; teaching the topics of mathematics; encouraging mathematical thinking; choosing and using resources; using multi-media technology; assessing work in mathematics. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the core textbook Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School. Written by expert professionals, it supports you in your development of imaginative and effective lessons on a variety of curriculum topics in different teaching situations.
Author: Clare Lee,Sue Johnston-Wilder,Robert Ward-Penny
'Chambers and Timlin write with clarity and purpose. The authors link the theory of teaching mathematics with simple reflective questions and interesting maths tasks. There is practical advice on planning, assessment and differentiations, amongst other pertinent themes' -Jacqueline Oldham, PGCE Secondary Mathematics Course Tutor, St Mary's University College 'This is a very practical guide for learning to teach mathematics for student teachers on all training routes. Chapters are focused and readable but succeed in tackling issues in depth giving the reader strong academic support' -Anne Haworth, PGCE Secondary Mathematics Course Tutor, University of Manchester This book is an essential companion for anyone training to teach mathematics in secondary education. It offers clear and engaging coverage of all major aspects of mathematics teaching that you will need to engage with in order to successfully train for the classroom. This Second Edition includes: a new chapter exploring different teaching approaches including active learning, effective group work and creative mathematics teaching expanded coverage of assessment, using resources in the classroom and metacognition and learning updated coverage of recent developments in education policy and the 2012 Teachers' Standards This is essential reading for anyone training to teach secondary mathematics including postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT) and school-based routes into teaching. Free digital resources for extra support is available in the book's companion website. It includes: Web links and further reading for each chapter A video series of a sample classroom lesson filmed in a real-life setting Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/chamberstimlin
Author: Paul Chambers,Robert Timlin