Unlocking Mathematics Teaching
Edited by Valsa Koshy, Jean Murray
Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge – 188 pages
Now in a fully updated second edition, Unlocking Mathematics Teaching is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence in delivering the curriculum. The book combines an accessible blend of subject knowledge and pedagogy, and its key features include:
This book will be of interest to all primary education students and practising teachers looking to increase their confidence and effectiveness in delivering the mathematics curriculum.
Introduction Valsa Koshy and Jean Murray 1. Aspects of numeracy Bob Jeffrey 2. Investigating numeracy in Key Stage 2 Mark Humble 3. Teaching Mental Calculations Debbie Robinson 4. Making sense of it: contexts for using ICT to enhance the teaching of numeracy John Garvey 5. Developing problem-solving skills in mathematics Rachel Fairclough 6. Numeracy and low attaining children Jean Murray 7. A framework for teaching mathematically promising pupils Ron Casey 8. Assessing mathematical learning Valsa
Valsa Koshy is Professor of Education at Brunel University. Her main areas of work are mathematics and education and the professional development of teachers.
Jean Murray is Professor of Education at the University of East London.