The new edition of this extremely practical guide equips teachers with a huge number of strategies for improving pupils' mathematics and problem-solving skills in the classroom. Mike Ollerton shows how active learning, equipment based and surprise perspectives can bring mathematics alive. This edition includes a brand new chapter on 'strategies for teaching mathematics'. Brimming with useful tips and inspirational advice on every aspect of teaching mathematics, this book will prove essential reading for maths teachers everywhere.
Mike Ollerton is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at St Martin's College, Lancaster. From September he will return to teaching - as Head of the Mathematics Department at a large secondary school.
1. Introduction; 2. What is mathematics, why teach it and why learn it?; 3. Strategies for teaching mathematics; 4. Mathematical surprises; 5. People-math; 6. Using practical equipment in mathematics classrooms; 7. Mental mathematics; 8. Mathematics across the curriculum; 9. Teaching mathematics through 'real-life' contexts; 10. Mathematics and ICT; 11. Planning a scheme of work on pedagogic foundations; 12. Managing a mathematics classroom; 13. Developing students' thinking skills; 14. Teaching mathematics without a textbook; 15. Mathematics and... 16. Daring to be different; 17. And finally... everything is connected.