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Numeracy Across The Curriculum

Author : Merrilyn Goos
ISBN : 9781760870232
Genre : Education
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Being numerate involves more than mastering basic mathematics. Numeracy connects the mathematics learned at school with out-of-school situations that require capabilities such as problem solving, critical judgment, and sense-making related to non-mathematical contexts. This book provides prospective and practising teachers with practical, research-based strategies for embedding numeracy across the primary and secondary school curriculum. Based on the authors' ten-year research program, the text explains what numeracy is and how numeracy has developed as an educational goal. It describes in detail the five dimensions of the authors' model: attention to real-life contexts; application of mathematical knowledge; use of physical, representational and digital tools; the promotion of positive dispositions towards the use of mathematics to solve problems encountered in day-to-day life; and a critical orientation to interpreting mathematical results and making evidence-based judgements. There is guidance on how to embed numeracy across all subjects within the curriculum, how to assess numeracy learning and how to deal with challenges and dilemmas including working with discipline boundaries and developing support resources. Featuring practical examples and case studies throughout, this book will build pre-service teacher confidence, demystify common misconceptions and grounds theory into practice in this vital area of student competency. 'The authors of this text are recognised authorities on numeracy. They have engaged heavily in numeracy research over many years and this text reflects the depth of their understanding and knowledge.' - Geoff Hilton, University of Queensland
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Numeracy Across The Curriculum

Author : John Hogan
ISBN : OCLC:889627949
Genre : Numeracy
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Funded by the Australian Government, the Western Australian Department of Education and Training, The Western Australian Catholic Education Office and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia in association with Murdoch and Curtin Universities and Redgum Consulting Pty Ltd investigated the teaching of student numeracy across the whole curriculum in Year 5 and Year 7 in WA primary schools.
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Mathematics Across The Curriculum

Author : Sue Fox
ISBN : 9781441123565
Genre : Education
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Looks at the theory and practice of providing inspiring, challenging and engaging cross curricular mathematics lesson. >
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Numeracy And Mathematics Across The Primary Curriculum

Author : David Coles
ISBN : 9781134114825
Genre : Education
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The key to good primary teaching of numeracy and mathematics is confidence in mathematical knowledge and its relevance to the real world. In particular, effective implementation of the National Numeracy Strategy requires student teachers, primary teachers and mathematics coordinators to realize the place of mathematics across the range of National Curriculum subjects. This book explores mathematics as a set of tools for thinking about, designing, evaluating and changing the world of the child through the broader curriculum, rather than focusing on skills and concept building exclusively in the 'mathematical world.' Practical activities are included to stimulate readers to apply these ideas with confidence both within and beyond the mathematics lesson.
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Learning And Teaching In Secondary Schools

Author : Viv Ellis
ISBN : 9780857253040
Genre : Education
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This popular text for secondary teacher trainees covers all the key issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools and is a core text for all those working towards QTS. Focusing on a range of important topics, the text provides an essential summary of educational research and includes both reflective and school-based practical tasks. Throughout, case studies make essential links between theory and practice and the text focuses on what trainees need to know. This fourth edition includes new chapters on Masters level study for PGCE and pastoral care, citizenship and PSHE.
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Forty Pence Each Or Two For A Pound

Author : Danielle Bartram
ISBN : 9781785832949
Genre : Education
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In Forty Pence Each or Two for a Pound: Making Maths Memorable, Accessible and Relevant, Danielle Bartram shares a wealth of practical resources and ideas to help teachers develop a whole-school commitment to, and enthusiasm for, improving numeracy. How many times have you heard someone say they ‘can’t do maths’? This attitude and acceptance of it appears to be endemic, but being bad at maths – or excusing innumeracy as maths-phobia – can no longer be tolerated. Danielle Bartram, of Miss B’s Resources fame, has made it her mission to remedy this issue and believes that learners should have a basic concept of number and problem solving in order to stop them being ripped off by companies when purchasing items, insurance or moving energy suppliers later on in life. For this reason, she has specifically designed Forty Pence Each or Two for a Pound to give the teaching and learning of numeracy a firm foundation in everyday contextual settings so that students can transfer the logical and functioning skills inherent in mathematical understanding to real-world contexts. With the new Ofsted criteria focus on numeracy, all teachers will want to develop their maths teaching practice. Forty Pence Each or Two for a Pound contains plenty of ideas to help teachers of all subject specialisms to do just that, and tackles students’ maths-phobia head on by providing an invaluable collection of 31 ready-to-use activities and resources to improve their enthusiasm for, and confidence in, the applied use of maths. Danielle has achieved this by shifting away from a prescribed list of maths-teaching techniques and instead presents a treasure trove of exciting, lesson-ready ideas held together by six numeracy links – number, functional skills, graphs and statistics, problem solving, shapes and measures, and formulae and equations – that can be embedded across the full curriculum. The 31 resources are tagged with their relevant numeracy links to indicate the mathematical territory covered (e.g. graphs and statistics), and are also divided into six categories – literacy, exploration, engagement, classroom management, marking and reflection, and organisation and presentation – for ease of identification while flicking through the book. Danielle complements each activity with useful mathematical pointers, such as the language to be used and the numerical concepts that students often struggle with or have misconceptions about, and has made all of the resources available as PDF downloads from her Miss B’s Resources website via a specific link provided in the book. Beyond the more practical provision of strategies and resources, Forty Pence Each or Two for a Pound also offers expert guidance on the shaping of numeracy coordination across the school and presents example audit grids to serve as an outline of how students’ progress with each numeracy link can be monitored. Suitable for numeracy coordinators and teachers of all subjects, in both primary and secondary settings, who want to embed into their lessons the numeracy skills that their students will need in everyday life. Contents include: Chapter 1 – What is Numeracy?; Chapter 2 – Numeracy4All Chain; Chapter 3 – Breaking Up the Journey; Chapter 4 – Numeracy Links; Chapter 5 – Subject Knowledge; Chapter 6 – The 31 Prime Resources and Ideas; Chapter 7 – Enthusiasm.
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Preparing To Teach In Secondary Schools

Author : Val Brooks
ISBN : 9780335246335
Genre : Education
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This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.
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Identity As An Embedder Of Numeracy

Author : Anne Bennison
ISBN : OCLC:1066496531
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The context in which mathematics is used is an important aspect of numeracy. Therefore, students' numeracy capabilities need to be developed in subjects across the curriculum. The case study of a secondary school history teacher is presented to demonstrate how a framework for identity as an embedder-of-numeracy can be used to identify ways that this teacher might be supported to embed numeracy into the history curriculum. While the framework was generally effective for this purpose, a potential limitation was identified.