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Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

Third Edition
  • Paul Chambers - formerly course leader for PGCE mathematics at Edge Hill University
  • Robert Timlin - Secondary mathematics teacher, Liverpool

March 2019 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This fully updated third edition looks at the fundamentals of mathematics teaching, how to plan lessons and assess learning, and how to promote an inclusive approach in the classroom.

Key new features include: 
  • Updated content reflecting: the 2014 National Curriculum in England, the Teachers' Standards and revised requirements for GCSE and A level mathematics
  • Updated 'Evidence from research' features, highlighting developments in the field
  • An expanded section on mathematical misconceptions
  • New coverage on teaching for mastery.
Chapter 1: Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 3: Planning to Teach a Mathematics Lesson
Chapter 4: The Elements of a Mathematics Lesson
Chapter 5: Learning Mathematics
Chapter 6: Assessment
Chapter 7: Inclusive Teaching
Chapter 8: Teaching Different Topics
Chapter 9: ICT in Mathematics Teaching
Chapter 10: Continuing Professional Development

Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide covering everything about learning to teach maths. Suitable for anyone considering teaching as a profession, those already in training and new teachers, it provides excellent coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching maths in an accessible style.

Emma Mccrea
ITE Lecturer and author of Making Every Maths Lesson Count

The math's department liked the book but didn't feel it that it will useful as most were experienced math's teachers

Mr Chris Lavers
Education, Duchy College (Cornwall College Group)
December 2, 2020

Excellent ideas into developing practice - well supports students on the Mathematics PGCE

Mr Tom Cowan
Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University
July 31, 2020

Very useful for Mentors of new teachers undertaking teaching of GCSE Maths. Provides useful information which can be used as a starting point for discussions - could also be used as a reference book for those starting out in teaching Mathematics.

Mrs Lynne Leonowicz
Secondary Education, Bedford College
July 10, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Teaching Mathematics

Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers was educated at Cambridge and Nottingham Universities. Subsequently, he worked in three different schools before spending many years recruiting and training teachers of mathematics at one of the largest providers of teacher education in the country. He has worked as external examiner for two universities. He has direct experience of several different programmes of initial teacher education, including full-time and flexible PGCEs and a three-year BSc with Qualified Teacher Status. He is fully conversant with the demands of other routes into teaching, such as School Direct and Teach First programmes. Previous publications... More About Author

Robert Timlin

Robert Timlin studied mathematics and theoretical physics then undertook further studies leading to the award of a PhD. Rob qualified as a teacher after a PGCE where he studied with co-author Paul Chambers. Rob has taught in several schools in the North West of England and in London. He has been both a successful Head of Department and Assistant Headteacher. He has also worked as an educational consultant, advising local authorities and other public and private bodies on the teaching of mathematics. He has taught on a number of higher education courses, including the establishment of a successful PGCE Mathematics course at Liverpool John... More About Author