Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

Research and practice for the 21st century

Merrilyn Goos, Colleen Vale and Gloria Stillman with Katie Makar, Sandra Herbert and Vince Geiger
AUD $65.00

The second edition of a highly successful text introducing the fundamentals of teaching secondary school mathematics, fully revised to reflect the Australian Curriculum.

Since its first publication, Teaching Secondary School Mathematics has established itself as one of the most respected and popular texts for both pre-service and in-service teachers. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the major changes brought about by the introduction of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, as well as discussing significant research findings, the evolution of digital teaching and learning technologies, and the implications of changes in education policies and practices.

The mathematical proficiencies that now underpin the Australian curriculum -- understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning -- are covered in depth in Part 1, and a new section is devoted to the concept of numeracy. The chapter on digital tools and resources has been significantly expanded to reflect the growing use of these technologies in the classroom, while the importance of assessment is recognised with new material on assessment for learning and as learning, along with a consideration of policy development in this area. Important research findings on common student misconceptions and new and effective approaches for teaching key mathematical skills are covered in detail.

As per the first edition readers will find a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and the planning and enactment of lessons together with enhanced chapters on teaching effectively for diversity, managing issues of inequality and developing effective relationships with parents and the community.

This book is the essential pedagogical tool for every emerging teacher of secondary school mathematics.

'The text offers an excellent resource for all of those involved in the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers, with links to research literature, exemplars of classroom practices, and instructional activities that encourage readers to actively examine and critique practices within their own educational settings.' Professor Glenda Anthony, Institute of Education, Massey University

'A rich and engaging textbook that covers all of the important aspects of learning to become an effective secondary mathematics teacher. The second edition of this text ... is further enhanced with updated references to the Australian Curriculum, NAPLAN, STEM, current Indigenous, social justice and gender inequity issues, and the place of Australian mathematics curricula on the world stage.' Dr Christine Ormond, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

Author bio:

Merrilyn Goos is Professor, School of Education at the University of Queensland.

Colleen Vale is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Deakin University.

Gloria Stillman is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at the Australian Catholic University, Ballarat.

Katie Makar is Associate Professor, School of Education at the University of Queensland.

Sandra Herbert is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics/Science Education at Deakin University.

Vince Geiger is Associate Professor in the faculty of Education at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane.

Category: Education
ISBN: 9781743315934
Edition No: 2nd
Awards: Winner in the Scholarly Reference category of the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing 2008 0
Table Of Contents: PART I: Introduction

1. Doing, teaching and learning mathematics

PART II: Mathematics pedagogy, curriculum and assessment

2. Developing mathematical understanding

3. Developing mathematical connections

4. Effective use of technologies in mathematics education

5. Mathematics curriculum models

6. Assessing mathematics learning

PART III: Teaching and learning mathematical content

7. Teaching and learning number

8. Teaching and learning algebra

9. Teaching and learning geometry and spatial concepts

10. Teaching and learning measurement

11. Teaching and learning chance and data

12. Teaching and learning calculus

PART IV: Equity and diversity in mathematics education

13. Teaching students with diverse mathematical learning needs

14. Equity and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning

15. Gender equity and justice in mathematics teaching and learning

PART V: Professional and community engagement

16. Working with parents and communities

17. Continuing professional learning
Publisher: A&U Academic
Imprint: A&U Academic
Pub Date: December 2016
Page Extent: 554
Format: Book
Subject: Numeracy strategies

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