Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics: Research-based guidance for ages 9-19

Paperback | April 8, 2013

byAnne Watson, Keith Jones, Dave Pratt

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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 ofstudents. 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 modellingare 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 andconnects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.

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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 ofstudents. These are the ideas that really matt...

Professor Anne Watson taught mathematics in secondary schools for 13 years and since then has been a mathematics educator at the University of Oxford. She has always worked closely with teachers as well as researching mathematical learning, and has run numerous seminars and workshops throughout UK and abroad. Associate Professor Keith ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pagesPublished:April 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665516

ISBN - 13:9780199665518

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to key ideas in teaching mathematics2. Relations between quantities and algebraic expressions3. Ratio and proportional reasoning4. Connecting measurement and decimals5. Spatial and geometrical reasoning6. Reasoning about data7. Reasoning about uncertainty8. Functional relations between variables9. Moving to mathematics beyond age 16

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"Based on key ideas in curriculum content, associated research on learning, and mathematical reasoning in a range of topics, this book provides an exciting resource for professionals in mathematics education. Its links to the supporting web resource are invaluable for teachers of mathematicsin a wide age range. I recommend it to all who grapple with engaging students with mathematics and enabling their development of mathematical understandings." --Barbara Jaworski, Professor of Mathematics Education, Loughborough University