Teaching for understanding in mathematics is the most interesting mathematics education book that i have read in a long time it is packed full of fascinating nuggets of information pedagogical advice and suggestions for the classroom. Getting the right answers in math is only half the problem understanding why what youre doing works is the part that often stumps students and teachers alike. A must read for those training to teach primary or secondary mathematics via university based pgce bed ba w qts or school based school direct scitt teach first routes and current teachers wishing to deepen their mathematical understanding. Understanding why what youre doing works is the part that often stumps students and teachers alike does maths feels like a collection of random rules and steps that somehow lead you to an answer dont worry youre not alone ask yourself why do we have odd and even numbers. Studies of teachers in the us often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics yet these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education
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