Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher
Routledge – 2012 – 146 pages
What is the role of the mathematics specialist?
What is deep subject knowledge in mathematics?
What sort of pedagogical knowledge does a mathematics specialist need?
How can you best support your colleagues to improve mathematics teaching and learning?
Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher helps you explore the role of the specialist in promoting positive attitudes towards mathematics and developing the teaching and learning of mathematics in your primary school.
Illustrated throughout with classroom-based examples and referenced to relevant research, it is designed to support your development as a reflective practitioner who can confidently review and develop practice in your own classroom, as well as challenge and move the whole school forward through collaborative professional development. Essential topics explored include:
Becoming a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher is an essential source of guidance and ideas for all primary school teachers aiming to achieve Mathematics Specialist status or already taking this role, those studying primary mathematics as a specialism and at masters level, and for all primary mathematics co-ordinators.
Introduction 1. The Role of the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher 2. Attitudes to Mathematics 3. Deep Subject Knowledge 4. Pedagogical Knowledge 5. Leading Professional Learning in Mathematics in your School; Mentoring and Coaching 6. Championing the teaching and learning of Multiplication 7. Championing the teaching and learning of Time 8. Championing the teaching and learning of Data handling Conclusions
Gina Donaldson is Senior Lecturer, Department of Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
Jenny Field is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Primary Maths, University of Greenwich, UK.
Dave Harries is Teacher of Mathematics, The Wye Valley School, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Clare Tope is Mathematics Coordinator, Faculty of Education, University of Winchester, UK.
Helen Taylor is Senior Lecturer, Department of Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.