Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years

Paperback | December 28, 2011

byDianne Siemon, Kim Beswick, Kathy Brady

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Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years connects teacher education students to the bigger picture of mathematics. It shows them how to communicate mathematically, feel positive about mathematics and their role in teaching it and to enter the classroom confident they are equipped withthe practical knowledge, skills, strategies and activities to teach mathematics at any level of school. The text contains a rich set of pedagogy to assist understanding and teaching. These include: Vignettes at start of each part: Short stories with some exploratory questions to engage the pre-service teachers with the underlying themes and concepts of each chapter.Big Ideas: Introduce the main concepts of the chapter and encourage mathematical thinking.Consider and Discuss: Specific tasks/questions/activities that will get everyone involved in tutorials.Making Connections: links the big ideas in mathematics to other disciplines, and relevant mathematical learning.Did you know?: short historical and cultural facts that show math it in the larger context and illustrate why mathematics is viewed and taught in the way it is today.Issues in Teaching: discussion of contentious topics.Integrating Technology/ ICT: Suggests uses of software, interactive whiteboards, social networking sites, mobile phones, and other digital technologies.For the Classroom (and you!): activities students can pick up and take with them into the classroom.Communicating Mathematically: develop student's communication skills in mathematics by illustrating conventions, uses of language, materials, symbols diagrams, interaction patterns.Handy Hints: practical tips to help students prepare their lessons with confidence.Think and link: to help students navigate their way throughout the book, drawing on information introduced in earlier chapters and then elaborated on in later chapters.Chapter objectives, key terms, review questions to help students cement their learning.

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Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years connects teacher education students to the bigger picture of mathematics. It shows them how to communicate mathematically, feel positive about mathematics and their role in teaching it and to enter the classroom confident they are equipped withthe practical knowledge, skills, strategies...

Dianne Siemon is Professor in the School of Education at RMIT University. Kim Beswick is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. Kathy Brady is a Lecturer and Director, Initial Teacher Education Programs, School of Education, Flinders University. Julie Clark is a Lecturer and Associate Dean, T...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pagesPublished:December 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195568451

ISBN - 13:9780195568455

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Table of Contents

Lists of tables, figures, Abbreviations and AcronymsGlossaryPrefaceGuided TourIntroductionPart 1: Thinking Critically about School Mathematics1. School Mathematics: what is it, where has it come from?2. Learning Mathematics: what do we know?3. Teaching Mathematics; what does this mean?Part 2: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities4. Problem-solving: interpreting and applying mathematics5. Communication, making connections in mathematics6. Materials, models, representations and recording7. Assessing and reporting8. Planning for DiversityPart 3: Exploring the Big Ideas in Mathematics9. Numeracy in the School Curriculum10. Number and pattern sense11. A Sense of measurement and geometry12. Understanding statistics and probabilityPart 4: Developing the knowledge needed to teach mathematics: Laying the foundation in the early years (K-4)13. Pattern and Structure14. Developing early number ideas and strategies15. Introducing place value16. Developing Additive Thinking17. Introducing multiplicative thinking18. Introducing fractions19. Developing measurement concepts and strategies20. Developing geometric thinking and concepts21. Early chance and dataPart 5: Developing the knowledge needed to teach mathematics: extending the foundation to the middle years (5-9)22. Extending number and numeration23. Extending fraction knowledge and confidence24. Extending operations25. Algebraic thinking, pattern and colour26. Consolidating measurement concepts27. Consolidating geometric thinking and concepts28. Interpreting data, statistics and probabilityPart 6: And now it's your turn29. Building on what is known: becoming a professional teacherAppendices: various charts and tablesBibliographyIndex