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Fundamental English and Mathematics Skills for Trainee Teachers
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Fundamental English and Mathematics Skills for Trainee Teachers



160 pages | Learning Matters

As a trainee teacher you, must reach a threshold level of skill for English and mathematics.  

This essential resource for your training supports you to:
*audit your skills to find gaps and areas for development;
*track your progress as you learn;
*keep a record of your skills and competence.

The book outlines the ‘basic’ English and mathematics skills needed to teach.  It includes key essential knowledge, contextualized for teachers.  It includes practice questions for self audit and checklists and progress monitoring support.

 
Mathematics
 
Properties of numbers and of operations
 
Fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio
 
Estimating and rounding
 
Data handling 1: using data and graphs to interpret trends and patterns
 
Data handling 2: interpreting pupil data and developing an understanding of statistics and graphs in the news and academic reports
 
Solving mathematical problems
 
English
 
Spoken language and communication skills
 
Spelling for teaching and for professionals
 
Understanding and application of punctuation
 
Grammar, tense and vocabulary
 
Comprehension strategies and approaches

Mark Patmore

Mark Patmore is a former senior lecturer in mathematical education in the School of Education at Nottingham Trent University and currently an associate lecturer at the University of Derby. He has also worked in teacher education with Bishop Grosseteste University and with training providers and provided subject knowledge courses for intending teachers of mathematics. More About Author

Sarah Woodhouse

Sarah Woodhouse is a freelance writer of mathematics assessments and resources. She is a former senior lecturer in mathematics education in the School of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to this, she provided mathematics, statistics and numeracy support for students following a range of undergraduate courses at the university. More About Author

Rebecca Petronzi

Rebecca Petronzi is the English subject leader for Primary Initial Teacher Education programmes at the University of Derby. She is responsible for supporting students to develop their English subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge in preparation for their teaching and professional careers.  More About Author

Charlotte Mosey

Charlotte Mosey is the leader for the BEd and MEdu courses for teacher education programmes at the University of Derby. She teaches a wide range of areas within the programme and specialises in the English and Humanities subjects.  More About Author